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N r lAtl rJ A its BLUE UBA88 BLADE i EDITED fir A HEATHEN IIiVOLUME XIV NUMBER SUNDAY 12 E M 100 A YEARI t TERM OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 la clubs of five NEW subscribe 60 rrnts each 250 for evelTerml100 per year In advance foreign 160 Five New oubacribera sent one y ar for 260 Make all Money Order Drafts s n Bipreea Orders payable to the Blue Orals Blade Lexington r When you change your addreea V vise this office giving yeur Nell aa as the new address r Afnen you send your eabaeripUoai aay whttJ1 r10Uare a Hew or old ub firlbe- r0fflcitojpulili d Bfeort litn K1A 5k Entered at poet DAce alLatq II ton Ky as Second Olaia Mall Matter si Addnwi all to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 193 Lexington Kentucky 1J yntte Telephone 619 hihihwlanil Telephone 107 jr FOOL PREACHERS AND FOOL WOME l7 A gang of fool preachers and th V class of women that assoclato wit such cattle are holding regular church services to pray for the con version of Mayor Weaver of Phlla 1 r account of the proceedings tiz occurs the following At 1125 A M a phono message from Holy Trinity Church reached the Mayor saying tho ministers meeting g there was uniting In prayer for the Mayor and asking If lie desired to be In communication by phone The Mayor acknowledged the courtesy of tho message but said ho was busily engaged on public matters Directors I Costello and Smyth were In the officoI The latter remained until 1245 Weaver ought to have sent around some police wagons and hauled that whole gang to the bug house Rov J Cordova of South River N J has again forsaken his family a- d run oft with his young choir singer Julia Browne JV DRUNKEN REV BOB BURDETTE Smythe of Los Angeles Call fornla writes to the Los Angeles Ex J t ainlner as follows I send you a copy of the B Blade 3Jt of January 29 with a marked article r concerning tho much talked of Bob w Burdetto who Is one of tho Rev gangIThis will show you what they are K U when the mask has been llftdkl from t emtIIf at had more editors like Charles 1JC Moore of tho G D many of the v Priests and preachers would soon have vr to work for a living or starve to death 1and the church would bo taxed as well ias tho property of widows and or i phone Ytlr Fellow on the Elton N road com t ing into Lexington took a ladys seat and refused to give It up Ed Corrl Pua race horse man made him getup Follow said I would resent that If I were not a minister J r fr T Parker Scpt04- anti Ashtnn1 Tns4 GOOD MORALS PUBUfWED WEEKLY 1100 YEAR IN ADVANCh LEXINGTON KENTUCKY MARCH 305 subscription communication tIi1sA REV I BAKER The Lexington Campbelllte Preacher Has Mistrial the Jury Hanging Nine to Three In his Favor He is the Man Who Was Associated With the Liar ZacharyWho Is Now Associated With the Liar Wilkinson In x Publishing the Christian Quarterly The Paper that Wei Exposed by The Christian Standard of Cincinna- And Then Suppressed by the Go ernment The trial of Rev J H Baker tho Campbelllte preacher In Lexington resulted In a hung jury three being for conviction and nine for acqultal The Judge has not yet set the day upon which the nine jurymen are to bo hung hope It will be soon I am going to get a ticket to It when It Is pulled oft and report It In full for the Blade It will be an enjoyable Itothan to see Teddy inaugurated six times Teddy by tho way will be augurated dead sho one more time In four years from now It will one e by the Catholics being for him and a political party nameless In this paper being against him one push and tho other pull as It were the Catholics have got the pull on Teddy teethda since I was a newspaper reporter For real fine fun theres nothing except a camp meeting and a circus that can lay it over a hanging I am anticipating a great deal of solid hearWoit comfort at the coming hanging As they are to be hung tort being In aoreL preacher the execution n will ora religious nature and I would respectfully suggest to His Honor Judge Parker that It would bo eminently fitting to hang them In three bunches of three each out of respect to the doctrine of the trinity The three men that had the proper qualifications for jurymen were Col R H Fltzhugh have known him for 40 years and never knew him to anNd t pronounce It any more than a Russian Brothhthat I do not know or know about cept that in this Instance he was in good company I repeat hero what I have several times printed about old Col Fitzhugh he Is the only religious fanatic I over saw who Is a good man He will get down on his knees and pray to an Episcopal sky pilot just like an Irishman will pray to a plaster of Paris Virgin Mary but old Brother Fltz Is a good man for all that Brother Buck Is a straight out old he Infidel and is a good friend to thisI paper He is acknowledged by all society in Lexington to be the best in n the United States Baker Is to be tried again and It Is to be hoped that the next jury hang him instead of hanging himself but honest Injun I dont think Bakers robbing grown men like he did is one half as bad as robbing tool and children like all the other sky buster In town do But what Baker did to them was a plenty Baker ever baked themnot any half bake either He dont do things b halves He roasted cm Baker tour other fellows put In 50 each making a jackpot of 250 In a row monthsI believe three or rour those four follows drew out according to tho testimony more than 32000 dividends and more than 9000 In salariestotal over 4100000 and all they said to anybody was You put 100 and you can take qut 300 and fellows just rolled In their one dollars until tho four could hardly take In tart enough and tho fellows that paid In tho one dollar for three were no better than Baker who took their money One of tho men was a Dr Taylor sawbones not divinity ho was tried two years ago and sentenced to the penitentiary but has been In jail ever since Bakers attorney saved him by appealing to the Jury to pity a man 70 years old but Dakar had plenty of money and was a Campbelllte preach zt iI l fv dt 1 rikk cr and thats a combine thats hard to beat In Lexington Zachary was Bakers partner In pub lishing the Christian Quarterly and Zachary was running a three to one slot machine In Mt Sterling just like the one that Baker was running In Lexington but Zachary couldnt make anything because nobody was fool enough to trust himJII hope to God that the nexttrlal they will hang Baker sail Zachary too THE KODACK SETTLES THE SCRIMMAGE Somebody or bodies unknown to phutvo e of the pictures of Eve represents her as looking at the snake while the snake has tho apple In his mouth and In another one Eve has done took the apple and looks sorter sffamed like The picture of God represents him with a lot of rays shooting out from his head and he has just finished the earth and hung It out to dry and Is Just fixing to make the stars also Speaking of hanging out to dry re minds me as Lincoln used to say I saw tho other day In a big tine magazine a picture called The first Monday There was a clothesline tied from one palm tree to another and hanging on the line were just two fig leaves If I would print that picture in the Blade this United States Court gang down at Louisville would just foreclose that penitentiary viction they have against me to printing obscene literature and send me to the penitentiary again The pictures of God and Eve Evelyn Is lots the best looking ts d nip and tuck between God and the snakehave evidently been taken from life and they are twice as natural as life and If Wilkinson the preacher liar I debated with In the Indian Territorygets one of those photographs of God I am afraid ho numu mo out sl10nuiu wo should ever get to orgerfylng about God again for I dont see how you are going to have a photograph of a thing unless there Is such a thing and If that fellow should send me a photograph of the Devil evidently taken from life I would get skeered and go preaching again The fine oil painting of God that I tell you about In Dog Fennel that Is at Bethlehem the principal place where Jesus was born his other birthplace being Nazareth and his blthday being all along out among those peoI pie from December 25 to January 10I looks a good deal like me except that It dont wear spectacles and cept that Gods nose Is redder thanI mine He not being a Prohibitionist and tho picture of God at Bethlehem has a suit of hair on him that shows up all right beside mine but the pic ture of God that some body is sending me now represents him as being as bald as a billiard ball orold Bob In gersoll It is I suppose because the picture of God at Bethlehem was taken whenj he was younger than he Is now but In the fix that tho old gentleman is In now I dont believe the Three ter Hair Restorative would do him a 1darned bit of good but the style of his hair Is all right for heaven because there Is no parting there warnt on the side of his right eye but like old Oliver Cromwell he didnt wan to hide anything and so ho told the fellow with tho kodack just to bang andwas a plenty God loops mighty bad though Ilooks like Abbott and Savage had mighty nigh knocked him outMIts cowardly In Abbott and MInot to both jump on one old fellow at tho same timeaIf I was God I would knock hell out of both of them with a skyblue streak of lightning MILLIONAIRE WOMAN SENDS FOR THE BLADE A woman whoso wealth I think is reported as high as a million and who Is a large real estate owner In two largo cities has sent a subscription for the Blade with very high compliments to me She Is abput 65 years old Is an Epls copallan arid has been a society lead er SCIENTIST PRODUCES LIFE BY CHEMISTRY Dr Leob of University of California Announces He Has Done It Sea Urchin Experiment University of California Feb 28 05 Extraordlnry results have attended recent experiments of Dr Jacques Leob of the University of California thE0 reservatlonlthat sexual fertilization In the eggs of sea urchins a consummation long sought but hliherto not attained In any such measure as through the most recent experiments of Dr Leob At the conclusion of a long state ment regarding his work Dr Leob says r It is obvious that we are now able to imitate the process of sexual tilizatIon in the egg of the sea urchin completely and in all Its essential tea lures by purely physical and chemical means In wentyfive years from now a firstclass chemist can take some mud and motto a man out of it and th man ont be named Mud either bu eI will have twice as much sense as dy I and that chemist can put man to sleep and take out one of his thre ground as Watson Heston prophesied In his cartoon and put an Easter bon net on that sparerib and it will walk off the durndcst prettiest woman you over sawITHE GREAT RELIGIOUS REVIVAL j A copy of the Philadelphia American of February 29 had come In my mall and In It I was reading an account of the great religious revival which seems now to be going on over a great part of the Christian country The North American is a tine large paper and I suppose Is fairly accurate In Its statements It says that there was just such a revival as this 33 years ago and say a these revivals occur in cycles of yearsa kind of tricycle at It were The figures represent the age of Jesus and are suggestive of the trinity but I reckon the cycle part of It is only another Instance of the common error of drawing general conclusions from too limited data It seems doubtless true however than an extraordinary religious ex citement has pervaded the cities though It seems not to have extended to any of us who live in the country I read In tho papers of special prayers being made by whole cities for certain men whose names are published papers If anybody has prayed for me I have not been Informed of It and in the absence of such Information I am not able to discover and change in my animus toward the Christian religion This revival has also been prevail Ing In Lexington and the papers r port that there have been many con versions No names are printed einglte any can do ington that does not get ones name andd I hardly ever go to Lexington any way and I just made up my mind that would not go into town to see about revival until I heard that Hon oses Kaufman or Judge Watt Par SaJm or C BachlgananI had Joined nd I thought In that event I woulr- go In and ask them how they felt and If they would advise me to try on and see If I could borrow 60 beIIroreconversion of any of that gang and I suppose that nothing short of something of that klnu wet arrest mo In my Godless career I have thous been arrested a good many times IIflcerthere Is only one whose name tonI heard I was one of my little hWT t rrf bor girls who Is going to school In Lexington She is not remarkable any way but has been a nice young girl up to this time and doubtless will continue to be She joined the Campbelllto church As I write this the Rev J II Baker of that church Is being tried for steal- Ing 500000 showing that In Lexington at least religion and morality do not make close connection In the North American there was a story of preachers who were telling what they thought about the great revival and theIamong Louisville there ought to be a manl fest charge for the better in the mor als of our country if Christianity Is a moralizing Institution While reasoning thus to myself I struck one that read as follows Tho Spirit of God Is among the people the Rev Dr B L Whitman said I find my church filled with peo pie unexpectedly at night and join with them In hymns and prayers There were twentynine conversions In my church on Sunday The agen cles of evil are at work the same as ever but the true Spirit of Christianity Is here and It is triumphant That as understood It says that the Spirit of God is among the peo pie and that the true Spirit of Christianity Is here and It is trlum phant but all the same the agen cles of evil are at work the same as ever and the fact that this Spirit of God is here among us and that the Spirit of Christianity is here and trl umphant is not expected to keep a preacher from stealing 500000 any more than If this Spirit of God and triumphant Spirit of Christianity had never gotten here The conclusion then seems to be that Christianity Js not expected toI moralize people but simply to keep them from going to hell which is said to bo an extremely unpleasant- n arn nml Irmtpnil of tit to ro to jjv which from all accounts Is delightful place to be and It Chris tianlty accomplishes this of course it meanIearly and a preacher Is around where you have any money you can justI watch your pocket book the same as you did before the great religious revival got here 3THE ROME BOOK I wish to Inform subscribers that work on the book Is progressing slow toIcannotamake much headway at present Be sides I have enough Liberal corres pondence to require the work of a private secretary I greatly regret that I am unable to give more than a attenUlonvestlgate business firms medical com panics landtitles and other court likenwould give me more pleasure than to sit down and write a long personal letter to all the friends whoU write me but it must be apparent to you all that I would have time for lit haveea drawer full of letters a thousand per haps that I have laid aside In my bur- ry to answer some time That I have not been able to do It is more of a dls friendsIcumstanccs and not feel hurt at my seeming Indifferent I hope the time will come when we will have an ganization able to support officials who can give their whole time to the office Then we can build up nail keep up organization I had hoped to have the book almost ready for press busylin glvt0advised by friends to take my time do It right I will endeavor to have It ready by June first J B W African Methodist Episcopal church killtWorrierfRev C F Barrett and the Elks In Louisville are cussing one another Elks say they cant Barrett t1 lft HARD HEARTED COPSIDidnt Believe the Lord Mr Cater to Beat his Indianapolis Ind February While eating lunch today Rev E T Caler grow angry at the way his food was prepared and forcibly expressed his opinion by shying a skillet at his wife To emphasize his feelings he kicked a chair from under his mother inlaw The neighbors notified tho po lice When tho patrolmen arrived they found Caler at prayer He said that the Lord had asked him to whip his wife but his excuse did not go with the 0hoThese cops are entirely too fly Its a poor country for liberty where d man cant caress his own dear wife with a skillet I dont want any necticut blue laws In mine THE HELL BOX The real name of Rev J D Wood ward Just sent to the penitentiary from Commerce Ga for having flue wives all at once turns out to be J D GInn and our Brother S A GInn of Royston Ga wants It understood that the Rev is none of his peo pIeAt New Albany Ind the skypilots of the other churches all jump onto Rev Dr S M Martin Cumpbclllte because he would not play pretty at a recent revival Reckon Martin is a bird Rev Shipman of New York City formerly of Lexington is deadap oplexy He was an Episcopal shipman Six thousand jlned at Louisville 25 00 at anoJtiw place 500 at another 3000 on Pentecost Strange how they toot even numbers rrRev B H Rices of K nsfnctnn N H wants to leave love and obey out of the splicing ceremony Rev William H Lukenmeier the Methodist church Louisville scratched his hand on his suspender buckle on Sunday morning and died from It lu a short time s A twenty thousand dollar library building by Andrew Carnegie for old Bethany Is good news Pan Handle News Thats my alma mater KIshineff Bessarbara Feb 24The trial of thirtyone Christians accused of murdering Tows during the anti Semitic Riots was concluded today with the acquittal of nine of the defendants white twentytwo were sen tnced to a months Imprisonment At Louisville Rev W H Ramsey and Rev Dr J P Calhoun are cussing cut each other over their religion On February sixth tire Rev Martin McFarland pastor cf tho Christian church at Granite City Ill was found I hanging by a rope about his neck to r ratter In his home He had committed suicide His death was nearly contemporary with the sermon of tho Rev Frank Talmage In which It was charged that Infidelity Atheism and Agnosticism are the parents of sui cide and yet the Rev Mr McFarlaud was orthodox Ttruth Seeker Well thats a new one on me never expected to live to see the day when a Campbelllte preacher would 1 have enough conscience to go andihang himself am going to try nev er again to say that never heard of a Campbelllto preacher doing anything that he ought to dorBravo Martin De Sun do Move You will see In another column of ouresubscribers behind We are in sore need of funds and while ono sub scriber Is not much when It comes to over 2000 It makes a big hole in our receipts But to those who are not willing to renew we hopo they will do us the kindness to notify us to that effect by mall so tnt wo may thotBlade to When we are to lose tram 10 to 25 a week on the publication of this paper you ought to willing to help by paying your subs Ibo and getting a few new sub 6r 1ifit LI D I D I 3y the Peculiar Name of Smith Writes me a Scatter Brain Letter He Dont Know Where he Is At have gotten a letter from a preach ereI dont know whether ho Is drunk or its just the ordinary Imbecility of the cloth I print the best of It smalltheres any best to It and put galaxies of stars where I leave out principally Bible quotations Ho meanders along thusly f Mr C C Moore Dear slrI have been reading your paper the Blue Grass Blade taken a member of my granddaughters family and I understand that you are a preacher who boasts of having turn ed Infidel and you seem to believe that all preachers are hypocrites and liars and you oven say that you hate missIpreachers and call them your ene r Your language is that of a profane uneducated person and yet you pro fess to be publishing a paper In the Interest of good morals Perhaps you t will say It is none of your readers business what you publish in your per and that you are publishing It for your own amusement I will say I cannot agree with those senti- mentsifor it the readers pay the price of r good reading which professes to be for the Improvement of morals the readers should not be denied the right f to judge as to what constitutes ma- ri ality ftHad you spent the time In rational study that you spent in searching for relics of a religion which you did not believe in you might now Instead of calling yourself an Infidel be Instruct ing your readers as to the true menn Ing of the book which you seem now S to thoroughly hate brainsfKentucky up f here in Minnesota some of us know ttthat we need not believe literally the story of creation nor that the licen tious old kings priests and other Lord Gods of the Old Testament were holy writers of that book did not intend that we should nor yet that the death of a crucified man could ever save the world from sin or Its consequences in order to call ou- rSelves Christians ie we understand that the creation v meant simply the making of mental moral and physical conditions which as the book Bible has s r transPosl1tlonlanguage much better left out which k serves however to show more clearly what unholy men the old Lord Gods were not unlike some of their descen todayrTo us the Garden of Eden was and is but the cultivation of social politi cal and religious conditions 0 the tree of the knowledge of good and evil Is the use and abuse of the privilege of fatherhood and motherhood and Adam fell a prey to sug gestlon t The serpent was tho lying priest who seduced the young woman who went to confession If you Infidels are not careful we shall surpass you in our renunciation- of orthodox creeds for we can find moral teachings in the Bible in despite of both the creeds of the InfidelsURICH SMITH D D Markvllle Minn Feb 14 P 81 hope that you will not ject this article because I am a clergy man as I would like you to publsh ItU S Yes and a hell of a clergyman you are 7 Old man let me give you a little Dutch Uncle talk You wont cut any ice In theology t but go to Lake Superior and cut a hole In tho ice on it and soak your head until your brainor the place where It ought to be cools off and dont drink any more of that Minnesota whisky until you can walk a crack in your floor and then write me and let mo know which side of this pious biz you are onInfidel or Chris tianand may bo I can print your let ter without so much astronomy In It But for Gods sake dont drink any more of that Minnesota whisky They make it out of rotten potatoes j and it will sho kill you Send to Ken lucky and get you a barrel MY CRANKY IDEAS ABOUT LIQUOR SUIT HIM Emanuel Ky Feb 20 Charles C Moore Dear sir Enclosed find 100 to renew my subscription to the Blade K I have no suggestions to make as to how you shall run the Blade It suits me the way it is cutting I get sever o4 al papers of various kinds but the Jtr V f r ti J Blade Is the only ono I take time to read though your cranky Ideas about liquor suit We The other day among a crowd In my office was an old toper Some church members who wero present were roasting him but ho defended himself most ably citing several good Old Bible characters who had taken a wee drop and wound up by saying that Solomon had suggested that we eat and drink and that Paul had said Take a little dram for your stom acks sake He silenced the crowd because they could not answer this ar gument but I told him that those old rascals ought to bo hung EMMET JOYNER There are more encouraging letters now coming to mo from Kentucky than I have over had to this time Sometimes a prophet has honor In his own country ABOUT KIDDERS VIRGIN MARY Carlisle Ark Feb 23 05 Mr Moore Dear sir and BrotherBrother L P Arnold and myself had an argument regarding the cause of your ing to Columbus to board with Uncle said it was because of the Vir gin Mary article and I said It was not and I stated that you were In Columbus at the time It was first pub lished In the Blade Please decide and oblige your friend THOMAS ELLIS The Virgin Mary was printed first In the Blade when I was in the pen itentiary I never knew what the charge against me was- I was put to work In writing for and other wise working on Tho Ohio Penitentiary News It published every week the names of the prison ers who had been sent there during the past week with tho crimes for which they had been sent printed posite their names- I got that card from tho Secretarys office every week There were about 20 sent thero the week I was All of the names except mine had the crime printed after it There was no charge printed after mine and my name was tho only one of which that was true that saw while I was there I had access to the Secretarys book where all the names of all the prisoners and crimes for which they had been convicted wero recorded I looked In that book once to see what charge there was against me anti there was none exam nod several hundred n and found only ono other that had no charge opposite it- I never inquired what It meant and doIthe court that seemed to be drunk Itor It me with anything I do not The Prosecuting Attorney Bundy died with delerlum tremens at the Dennison House in Cincinnati on the day that I stopped at that hotel on my to Indianapolis to celebrate the birthday of Bob Ingersoll The pen is mightier than the sword and some cheese is mltlcr than the Mary for sale at this office price ten cents Lockport N Y Feb 19 05 Rt Rev Brother Moore- I received Dog Fennel all O K and as I have been reading the Blade to my family this morning have come to the conclusion that it Is growing better continually very much enjoy ed tho letter written by the gentle man whose signature was not at tached to the article written by him I very much regret that we shall receive no more of the cartoons of the master mind who has passed over the Great Divide In spite of the narrow bigotry existing In this city I have as Educatlonlplaced alogued and announced the fact to my friends and there Is already a mand for it I intended placing In gersolls complete works therein also- I should very much like to place Dog Fennel in the library and maybe able to do so unless I encounter too much opposition Ingersolls works however must be placed If the heavens fall- Wishing you unbounded success and hoping your shadow may never grow less I am GEORGE OATH Bee Be Arkansas Feb 22 05 Dear Brother Moore Have been sick for several weeks barely able to write with pencil now Seventy three years old and my long enfeebled condition leaves but a narrow margin to hope for recovery Should enclosed manuscript be ac cepted please send dozen Blades and bill and I or my wife will remit You have fought a good fight against great oddsbearded the lion in his den Hope In tho wind up you will look back over a long life feeling it as calm and free from fear as thatnow I expect to die believing right living is the only true religion Good bye and may the best ever bo yoursA B BENNETT His splendid letter will bo In full In tho Blade One by ono these dear old friends are dying Its all right am ready when my time comes and am proud and glad that I have lived as I have EIGHTYFOUR YEARS OLD Massachusetts ExQuaker Likes Quakeracre Clnton Moss Feb 25 05 C C Moire Dear friend and Brother Enclosed please find 50 cents for pay for my Blade six months longer You may wonder why I dont send a dollar The reason is its easier to raise cents than 100- I was born September 1821 so I am 84 years old and when you ar rive at that age you may do no better than I do was born and brought up a QuakI er and the name of your farm seems dear to me The Friends principles have been dear to me I re mained a member of the Society until I married a wife out of the Society and then I left It When I was old enough to think for myself I severed their orthodox religion and I have seen nothing to make me again be hove It For tho past thirty years have been a spiritualist have voted with the temperance party for many years I commenced taking the Blade soon after you commenced Its publication I was led to do this on account of its temperance have not seen much of late In It In regard to total obstlnenco but I think you are as strong In favor of It as when you commenced the cant say anything about the Bible the churches and tho ministers- to which I do not say Amen I WMI an Abolitionist and I judge what you say In the Blade that you were opposed to slavery I would rather have seen slavery abolished some other way The money spent In the war would have paid for all tho slaves many times over do not believe In war After spend ing lots of money and taking lots of lives then they settle by arbitration I have been anxious to read Dog Fennel and thought my desire was accomplished Samuel Andrews of 4p ut tho same time it prized It highly told me h1was going to buy the book and thAt I should havo it to read He passed away the last of last August and had never bought the book I havo ayways been interested In the writings of Dr Wilson and Mrs Henry and other female writers I believe that female suffrage will come in time with other good things At my age I cannot look for many months more If I live six months I will forward again I am unable to do anything to make money and my funds are about play ed out But it Is no disgrace to be poor I would rather bo poor and honest than to have funds that ong to some one else I hope to be able to take the Blade ds long as I IIve1f I am able to read it PCINY B SOUTHWICK J A WOMAN On Poetry Cussln Sankey Snakes Apples etc Blue Earth Minn Feb 05 Mr C C Moore Dear slrI send verses that were and print them If you see fit to do and print them It you seet fit to do soI also send a clipping for you to comment on It you see anything in it worth the while Old people like you and me can well remember the Ash tabula disaster and that Ira D San key was one of Its victims Blade suits mo all right The cuss words are a little strong sometimes but then tho occasion demands It The paper is well worth 100 a year MRS M A LEE The clipping is about Sankey whom I had supposed dead away back years ago- Sankoy played Sanco Paiiza to Moodys Don Quixote Moody preached and Sankey tho singingI the horrible Ashtabula disaster but had forgotten suppose I knew at time that Sankoy was hurt there It seems that the poor man now 85 years old who with Moody converted to Christianity more people than any other couple ever In America has for years and years been a most horrible sufferer being reduced in weight from pounds to 90 pounds It is only ono of the thous ands and thousands of cases where God brings most marked suffering upon those who have been the great S1 r subscriberNext i i WOMAN Dog Fennel Hurt Her Wilkinson Feb 23 05 takes the ho takes two or ho thinks most ho reads Blade some Dog Fennel and a lady see mo while was rending I could She bo caught read and papers for on reading to bo an Infi but just to read and will be a little brag on myself creature and Infidel but I Blade and Orient and It ono else that another in Dog Fennel It young man or two ago was read So ho read Wilkinson what Charles Wilkinson hearty laugh he wanted Dooloy our Wilkinson salt had to say Dooley hind to read It I do or Injure any LAURA SPEN has far expectations other engage CLERGY Bride at Palm Feb 20Tho of winter took place to Vtifai cry of the great same name Rev Richard as tho richest The wedding cottage of a function of guests Included Baltimore Jacksonville of other years old yet reached Dr Howells T Bush of death Dr large fortune under his ago he created three of apart 000000 Ho VII and has a He Is a son of of Wheeling pulpits in and several Is without whole United a preacher to Wilkinson all of Dicks d let him whis Blblo says that dead sho to go to go through or words JUDGE Feb 20 05 you to be well paring seen well as I can one of Gods In taking a them for and as It God smile ha wero advanc open Just In Bible and xv and common sense passages and is a good scoundrel and a of tho to allow any man or woman to pervert the public morals by teaching any such in fam ous stuff TWO THOUSAND Delinquent Subscribers for the Blader There are 2000 subscribers to Blade who are in arrears for the per We print 3800 papers Persona who do not know about such matters say cut off the 2000 If Mr Hughes should do that then wo would only have 1800 on our list some at 100 each and some in clubs at cents each and that much of n list would not pay cost of the paper and of course of thin remaining 1800 there would be a proportion who would not pay If wo were to cut off 2000 now cause they are not paid up there would be among that 2000 probably who would have paid if wo had let the paper go on and tent would be a good many who are good friends to the paper who are behind in paying because they have not the money to pay and Intend to pay get many letters begging mo not to stop the pa per to them and many who have not paid at the right time send their mon ey and thank me that the paper has not been discontinued to them- I suppose that halt the who pay for the paper pay after theImoney was due So that both sentiment and business seem to opposeIcutting ore the 2000 You all under stand that Mr lIugnes Is exclusively Interested In the financial part of the paperI not a dollar In the world and he cepcnds upon his printing for his living I do not believe It worth while to arguo with those who owe for the limper or to beg them There are II suppose among them say people of that 2000 who would be glad to seethe paper fall ONE WORLD AT A TIME gallon Ind Feb 05 Charles C Moore Dear friend In the cause of sacredItruth I write to let you know that Htlll live am In the 89th year of my life My health for 3 years has been poor but at present Is Improving I sent you 200 at the first of the year I wish the spirit of sacred truth and demonstrated fact to predominate over priestcraft and delusion One world at a time is enought for me ENGLER kENN Yi CANAL watering twenty thousand acres of land on west bank of the Columbia river ij one of tbe Newest and Irrigating propositions hi the bestIStates Kennewlck is the the Yakima Valley Tho season Isjfrom two to three weeks earlier than the upper vaHey and alfalfa peaches pears and all small fruits much as strawberries cantaloupes etctho latter ripening very earlycommandm the highest market price For descriptive pamphlets oh Yakima Valley whore land can stillIbe and at a reasonable price In aimild and healthful climate and for In formation regarding land and business openings In other territory served by the Northern Pacific ask for Series 123 Write to U W MOTT Genl Emigration Agent Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn A Good RouteIto Try It traverses a territory rich tn undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais- Ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least it is The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now otters the 1fastBetween St Louts and Kansas City and points in Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and points in Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas and the West and Southwest Pub information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passesger Traffic Dcpartncat Commercial Butldlntf Saint 1uiU I f1INJUN TERRITORY Deposes on the Gospel Searchlight Zachary and Wilkinson Oscar Indian Territory Fob 22 05 Mr C C Moore Gospefsee it I think Zachary has done you an Injustice The picture that Is begging you to flult and go home looks more like Wit kinson with his legs and arms and coat flyingN B GRAYSON The first two letters In his name aro Napoleon Bonaparte but they calllt him Bony because he Is the man in the Indian Territory Ho and his family are the happiest I and best people you over went a fish Ing and I shall never forget my short but delightful stay with them They live out In a big prairlo but I didnt hear any of them prai and their nearest neighbors ore pralrio dogs 20 miles away But the pralrio dogs live In a prairie dog town and tthey are too stuck up always set ting on the hind end of themselves to associate with country people But the horned frogs rattle snakes centipedes teranulas coyotes and 1jack rabbits are very neighborly and someof them are at Brother and ter Graysons house every day that Is I suppose they are there every day It was Sunday when I was there and they were all there then Thats the first time lover saw nnylrogs with horns on their heads They also have tails Our frogs In Kentucky are all Muleys both In front and behindgot no horns or tails either Brother Grayson was with me al the time at tho debate with that liar Wilkinson who has been printing that all of my friends In that country had soured on me Wilkinson Is an awful liar Still I really dont think the man much to bo blamed Ho was born that way and then he is a preacher lawyer and editor of a roll gious paper beside Zachary devotes the last page of the Gospel Searchlight to me He must think I am the Gospel the paper says that Is what It Is searching for It has a two column cartoon or nile gory of me In which the Devil and an angel and I are a kind of a trinity but in the picture are the legends Editor Charles C Moore unmasked and Egotism Personified The picture is fairly good bu theologically heretical as it represents the angel as a woman and in all th wlble t o any ng oma e n caven Then there is Zacharys picture of himself I am betting on that picture getting into the rogues gallery Then there are three pictures yetI lying In the dump pile of printing office and the writing is oldI tended to bo done to suit the Instead of having pictures to suit writing as is done with more prosperous papers Zachary and Carrlo Na tlon liinsuppose that both of them were as drunk from all accounts as two old blled owls and Zach has got one of tho pictures and his comments bin part before life a crawfish swim Theres a fellow with a great head hair on him that you would naturally take for me and he Is evidently a heathen Then there Is a fellow jl with little hair and no beard standin on bno foot and pawing the air wit tho other one and both hands stretc ed up and Just raising h In oratoryJ and naturally you would suppose ilia is Wilkinson and so Brother Bony very naturally suggests that Zachary has got the pictures all wrong so that the one Intended for me really is aI good cartoon of Wilkinson while thej toIintroduced In big letters which says The Wilklnson Moore Debate The Atheistic Hayseed Hay then Blasted by Evangelist James W ZacharyI The Blade has had some pretty badI wastruns the Blade a close second ForI instance the S has pussllanlous for pusillanimousfZachary is too long winded to putI it all In tho Blade so I merely samples Ho opeua up as follows Dear Brother Wilkinson I see from a copy of the Green Grass Blade under date of Janua 22 full of balderdash billingsgate splenetic vituperation atheistic gas and gall that Charles Cucumber Moore after tho thorough theological thrashing you gave him In the Ryan debate is now croaking victory and trying to besmirch your character by lying insinuations hoping thereby toJ reInstate himself In the confidence Jtuthern f Infidels who were so dlsE SUStGdTat hiS Insanity and the imbecll l ity of his socalled arguments In yourI debate with him at Ryan that they frankly admitted his incompetency as an exponent of Infidelity and as I u derstand withdrew their support and caused Moore to quit tho debate two Its days short of the time agreed upon thus letting tho Infidel banner go down in inglorious defeat Not satisfied with calling you a liar and other bad names he has brought my name into his caliminious s tirade of nonsense about you an seeks with malice aforethought to heap odium on me also Having had more perfect knowledge of this atheis tic pubescent biped for a number of years and having written a book called Moore and Ingersoll Unmasked price 10 cents some copies of which I send you to supply the created by this totter I write the Gos pel Searchlight and send you some fraudIreaders to send a dime to the Searchlight office and get my book of over 100 pages unmasking the pretending moralist of Quakeracre and Dog Fen nel District Then Zachary proceeds to show mo up a dead beat and a freelover and argumentIspecimen as follows On the baseless assumption that man and the woman the acorn and the tree the hen and the egg originated from an Infinitesimal protoplasmic cell A damsel and n damn cell billions of yens ago Is It more reasonable to henevoln the evolutionary a damn cell than to believe In the God of the ble I know there are some perhaps many good and sensible people who think am lowering myself to print such stuff from a man like Zachary 1and they would be right if only Zachary was Involved in this matter But am using Zachary like a fishing worm to get Wilkinson and Savage both on my hook Its true that cr of those men are much but they are about as much as the general run of Campbelllte preacher- I do not blame Zachary for tho fn ctto that he is ht admitted to good ociot In Lexington even in his own rel glous sect That is a matter determined by birth and breeding and Intellectual and moral attainments that Zachary cannot control But it a tact that at Bandana in Kentuck Zachary has lately been prosecuted- in a civil suit for making Immoral proposals to a white woman who is antZachary was visiting All the details of this i have lately ri1he ITtauEict his aot mo ally possible that Wilkinson and Savage can be Ignorant in this or norant of Zacharys recent connectlo- with the Mt Sterling Investment pany or his Georgia Gold lliatn scheme or his Armenian Missionary scheme or his connection with Car tie Nation or his scheme for a Prohi bitten fund in which 100000 people are to send him one dollar each nod his buying the liquor for a dance in a ttle tavern of men and women at Junction City In Kentucky all done during the time that he was a preacher and leading Prohibitionist and so Ledx outfman Kentucky and possibly more of the same sort that do not know about j atforhIi Wllkhht son and Savage are game hardly thesf j Savage are all doing business and erJ tho auspices of the church one of the tonlest CampIJelllteI things In Kentucky with ters at Lexington and that church isor game worthy of my steel and while I dont care for such as these three can use them to show what low down ignorant depraved creatures such aristocratic and heavyswell old cocks McGarvey and Loos of the Camp belllte aristocracy In Lexington are using to do tho low down dirty wer which they would not descend but from which they manage to scoop the shekels of the sanctuary Into their glad rags do not believe there a Negro church in Lexington that would connive at one of Its preachers printing In the paper of Anotb preacher such language as Zachary admittedry to e man Ken tucky instead of the grandson of the founder of the Campbolllto church and one ordained to Its ministry b no less a man than Alexander Cam bell whoso personal friendship kindness I have enjoyed as no ma living has over done outside of his own immediate family and whose the eldest member of his familyII Col Alexander Campbell Is personal friend who visits my homo Quakeracre the name of which the Ignorant Zachary cannot spell be ncause he cant spell Quaker Quod faclt per allam faclt per so A church that uses such prenche no better than its agents i Yi trtfi Jjjl t 7 CATHOLIC LIE About the Waxworks of Old Jo an Mollie and Young J H C That Burning hllapelphla Churc- s Gets Another Nail Put Into It by Dr Eugene MurrayAaron Chicago Feb 7 05 Friend Moore In last issue of tho Blado I note you return to the images miraculously saved In that fireIt was a theato- d with a museum attached not a church roperthat occurred In Philadelphia over 20 years ago The fact is substantial It took place much as the Catholic editor said but with this very essential differ once That side of the building was standing practically intact after the fire and the dressed waxfigurcs stood in niches far about the main point of the fire and on that side where wind and draught were prevented from carrying the heat I saw them there several times as I passed up Chestnut street above Sixth street anti every one agreed with me that very natural causes clearly explained tho result There was another black eyo admin istered to the faithful when they came to take the walls and those figures down The contract was let to a Catholic and judging by the rich brogue of his men those figures carefully handled In taking them down but nevertheless everyone was broken and entirely ruined in the moving The matter carries little weight one way or the other but get that Catholic editor to tell you where those Images are nowE MURRAY AARON I say that preachers and priests Ulggeaion earth and when I make up my mind to expose one simply camp on his trail until I treo him or run him his hole and have never failed o ono I known Dr Eugene 1llturrayAardn for some years He is the editor of Crams Atlas the finest ono In the world hear1sd CityyHe subscribed for m ies of Dog Fennel in the Orient and sent aVon my way to the Orient- I stopped in Washington did not go to see him he got mad as the devil aalJXIIlfied melike I wasa preach er or a pickpocket or something of aennt the 15 that he did send I dont know eand dont care But any body who has sense enough to preach or carry a hod or oft hear at a hog kllling can see that this brother of the hiphenat ed name Is telling the truth and I am not an Infidel publisher who Is afraid to give full addresses of people who write to me I am going to follow up this Catholic editor of Baltimore until I prove him just as big a liar as Zachary or Wilkinson or Rucker puar tie mind I ever hadbut some dam fellow wrote from Philadelphia to a Chicago paper giving an account of a religious miracle that had occurred in Philadelphia about 20 years ago He said that a church had burned down and destroyed everything In It except some wax figures of the Holy Family Joseph and Mary and young H C and that though Iron pipes right close to this Beeswax family had twistedand I think melted from the heat it was a fact that nelth Mr Beeswax nor Mrs Beeswax nor young Beeswax were in the least damaged He stated that this fact was witnessed by thousands of people and that finally the family of the Bees waxes was taken down and preserved and could be seen in Philadelphia at 1the day he wrote Somebody sent me the Clipping from the Chicago paper and I printed it in full and said in my comment that It was a He possl bly I said a dam lie and probably- In that connection mentioned the names of Ananias and Munchausen meert Wilkinson at that time Somebody sent what I had said about It to th editor of a Catholic paper In more and that editor said that what the fellow had said to the Chicago poI edY1get seelan prenspry on but a religious edl tor Is as big a liar as a preacher I asked through the Blade for some lone to trace out this thing and write the facts about it and a lady fro Philadelphia whoso letter I published In the Blade wrote me that she ha taken my piece to that editor and showed It to him but that all s hoI trashrug his shoulders it ji And now Brother Dr Eugene Mug edItorIsays willhwinterabout 75 below the goose egg when you catch the geography Sawbones in a lie THE GOVERNMENT Giving the Indians land to the Catho rIlesGreat Falls Mont Feb 7 05 Charles C Moore Dear sir and BrotherI enclose you clipping out of our local paper and I wish I was able to write a comment on it alf you arc This is no doubt as big If no bigger n land steal as they are prosecuting now In Oregon Conge smann Joe Dixon of Montana no doubt has gall to present a bill to Congress to rob tho citizens and own ers of the land of 1280 acres of as fine land as lies In Montana to give to a religious institution no matter what creed they belong to under the gulso of education and charity edu cation to teach the young their tell glen anal charity to beg to build more churches and a majority of Congress sanctions this steal Our Pjibllc School System ought to enougheWhy will not aomo of our wise men In Congress Introduce a bill to estab fish Free Schools In all Reservations and our wards would learn more andawould be enlightened citizens This Flat Headed reservation hasM some of the best land In Montana and will likely he thrown open next fall but has to be saddled with these roll pious leaches It also shows that we have very few bright and patriotic men In con gress who want to perpetuate the best government on earth by keeping state and church separate nWhat Is to keep all other religious and uneclucational Institutions from asking the same favor and our ser vants at Washington rob the people of their public domain and lord it over them All Congressman who vote for such- a steal of public lands ought to be Indicted with Senator Mitchell and Herman of Washington I know out of this you can write a good article ery likely when this land is opened for settlement a poor man with a family will have to pay 250 an aero for it Wlsfilng you success I amJJCHARLES WEYNER DOG FENNEL Loco Ind Ter Feb 7 05 Mr Charles C Moore Dear sIrPlease push up my tag another year for inclosed check In the Blade of January you speak of the Devil and his wife Where In the Bible do you find It My good old Baptist mother says It Is not In the Bible I have Just read to hei In the Revelations about tit angel standing with one foot on thoI sea and one on tho land with a littleI book In his hand and another angel told him to eat up the little book ndI It would be sweet as honey In lilt mouth and In his hy and she dro ped her hands and said I dont derstand it any more She has had a change of heart but have not done It I wont be bothered with any cold water and plunking harps when die I dont like harps no how I dont want to go where there is Illegible horses to ride and mules to plow I have read your book Dog Fen nel Ins good I sent my brother to o Oklahoma Ho Is much pleased with It also Said he would read the Blade as long as he lived I hope toJmeet you In a better world than CHARLES F JETCHU1ItP Slit as not get my letter off yesterday I will add new man to your paper W C Tharsgard M D Loco T Find check ror 200IWANTS ME TO START A POLITICAL PAPER New Sharon Iowa Feb 23 05E 10f0 B G B I am 76 years old web rals ed a Hickslte Quaker but I cannot along without the BladeJPlease continue sending tho Blade Iowalable to send his subscription to thetBlade but I think he will pay before my present subscription expIresI pm apeclnlld style of tho Blade both papers I also sugIgoalthat in the other paper you dig cuss politics and religion without be 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casesthey are a fraud Those listed above are known to be the best watches made andIt watch is new and rperfect you are safe to buy them where price is lowest I pay freight a- r LADIES GOLD WATCHES r Large size Elgin Waltham or Hampden 20year gold filled latest stylo artistic handchased 7 jewels 10 15 jewels 1250 16 jewels adj Small o size 7 jewels 1150 15 Jewels 16 r jewels adj Riverside extra fine 26 In 26 year case more In 14k solid gold case 10 to 50 more Latter with diamonds J all in plush box prepaid with guarantee i r CHAINS Long Guards latest style soldered links opals or other sets in r r slides rolled plated 1 150 and Best Filled Gold 250 and r a R Extra heavy Solid Gold 10 10 and 25 Gents Chains tR same variety Orders filled from any catalogue at same price or less Cash refunded at option r DIAMONDS PEARLS OPALS ETC youEI MSend for price list of Jewelry Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Plated Ware Optical Goods and My Tract Theism In the Cruci r ble tree N N OTTO WETTSTEIN rr 110 KENSINGTON AVENUE LA GRANGE ILLr Ing partisan or sectarian and make effort to interest Socialists Free th inkers plrnuaTists anll Ltrm classes gel erallyE STANTON WANT CRANK AND MIXER What the Trustees of the Christian Church of Peoria Requires In Candidates For Its Minis try Peoria Ill Feb 27 The trustees fo the Christian church a largo and Influential congregation In this city thee pastor they called to fill their vncan In their pulpit must not be over thirtyfive years old married an evangelist a lodge man a mixer a crank and must be willing to assume flackpAshley J Elliott superintendent of the Illinois Car Service Association who is chairman of the board said today It takes a crank and a mixer to move things and thats the kind of a preacher we wantIDECLINE OF MINISTRY t Young Men Seeking Other Assocla tions Says President HarperI Chicago Feb 23College atmos of the average Institution of learning of today Is unfavorable to origin and development of minis prataspirit of tho day so strongly represented In the college is not sistent with the religious spirit prevailing In the churches The foregoing statement was made by president William R Harper of tho University of Chicago in his lat report of tho condition of the Mid way School written hurriedly before preparing for tho operation for Intes anal troubles yesterday- It Is an indisputable fact that the percentage of young men looking for ward to the ministry as their prates oleo is decreasing he writes Some of tho elements contributing toward alarming decrease may be indi crated One of these Is the change In relative standing of the ministr positionaof the minister for various reasons has been steadily losing dignity and power while the lawyer physician teacher engineer and others have rapidly stepped to the front The Ing that perfect liberty of thought and expression Is prohibited In a great me Jority of the pulpits hinders many young men from preparing themselves lutuivu u e vuiiivu uiuicjuujm adequate salaries tend more than any y thing else to dismiss the Influence andryImportance of the minister In the so i clal and civic life of the communityr UNCLE SAMS SOLD IERS NOT RELIGIOUS According to a Chicago woman Uncle Sams soldiers doing service 9SheIng matter to ship across tho ocean the soldiers but now says Its no use to send them pious stuff Neither officers nor men read It They want something more elevating than rell gious literature Listen what this woman tWhen I advertised for reading matter to send the soldiers I expectedvtho woman to overdo the thing and l send n lot of womans journals and religious papers I thought It would be nice to send them the religious lit experimentIsoldiers in the Philippines are moral but they aro not religious Its no use to send them such literature they wont read it IPreacher In the Tolls preacher swiped his wife across the head with a skil let because sho wouldnt cook break fast for him He said tho Lord told him to strike her But tho judge couldnt see It that way and sent him to the work house for six months This Is the first real work that preach er has ever done If I was the Lord wouldnt stand for all these jackleg preachers attributing all their little mean tricks to me rREADING DOG FENNEL THE SECOND TIMEiNorway Kansas Feb 05 Dear friends Moore and Hunghea I enclose ono In God we trust for which send tho B B to J A Nelson Norway Kansas I am reading Dog Fennel the second time with as much Interest as did the first time YWe have had a severe winter the thermometer going 33 degrees below If I get out of this world alive I have mJdo up my mind that I am going whore they dont shovel snowW SCOTT Help spread Freothought by sending In iiclub of subscribers r w 4Vi ABOUT THE HOLY- SEPULCHER AT JERUSALEM Dennison 0 March 05IDear Mr Moore I enclose part of an old Catholic pai perIn looking over it I see the Wanderer finds that statementss in cate chisms etc are not correct as regards the sepulcher at least You have been there and will know which is correct- It is Just as likely that Protestants or any other cult who allow others to do their thinking may bo mistaken GEORGE O ROBERTSON The account In the old copy of The Catholic Columbian on which there is no date except Saturday March written by Wanderer is quite occur ate except the most important thing in f the whole piece the place of the Holy Sepulcher and in that matter Wanderer seems to be mistaken k like nearly every body else that goes w to Jerusalem I give you the whole o- rt gument fully and plainly in Dog Fennel and that book even if I did write It Is the greatest contribution er AmtMark Twain for Instance In Inno cents Abroad gives an account of the tomb of Jesus representing it as being In the church of tho Holy Sepulcher Tho idea of the tomb of Jesus being In that place is just as preposterous as to say that the body of George Washington lies under the monument that has the statute of John C Brecklnrldge on It on Chcapslde In Lexington have never read a page in Innocents Abroad since its first appear recolllectlonlion Mark Twain never saw ever heard of while he was In Jerl usalem the real place where Jesus was buried I tried to read in the last year so John W McGarveys book on Pal estine but It is so chock full of silly religious rot that could not read any of it but I doubt if ho ever when he was In Jerusalem saw the real place where Jesus was buried There were 408 in the party with which I went having every advantage jt that anybody could have and I only know of about six that went along iiwith me who even saw the garden in i which Jesus was burled and they were occupied nearly all the time in buy I Ing flower seeds in It and I went up L on the top of Calvary the real place rwhero Jesus was crucified no one b l1 as Iyt ll yonill x eraealealoalysee thetomb lhatUie- f6 varieties of Catholics have inside s a church so as to collect money for seeing it and anybody of commonsense who knows anything about the New Testament can see that absur dity of calling the place In the Holy t Sepulcher the tomb of Jesus and so they come away from there under the e impression that there Is no foundation n for the story of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus in or near Jerusalem Whoever wrote the story In the New Testament about the angel set ting on the stone that had been roll ed away from the sepulcheras I tell you in Dog Fennelhad seen the stone at the tomb of the Kings of Israel and had not seen the grave where Jesus was really burled and in telling the lie about the angel sitting on It had made the absurdity of supposing the rolling stone at the grave of Jesus was like the rolling stone at tho door of the tomb of the Kings door of Israel That Is fully explained in Dog Fennel But there is outside the walls of Jerusalem not inside as the church of the Holy Sepulcher Is tho Mount Calvary and the garden and the tomb all perfectly coinciding with the ac count in the New Testament and there Is hardly a reasonable doubt that a man corresponding largely with the man Jesus of Nazareth In the iiiNew Testament was crucified on that little Mount Calvary and was burled r in that tomb Into which I went in the garden near the foot of that little mountain but no rational man is go ing to believe all the marvelous store lea about Jesus in the Now Testament simply because wo can find his tomb there now any more than he would a believe all the marvelous stories about Samson because we see Sam sons tomb In that country now or be aboutgRomulus and Remus because theirr tomb is seen out on the Appian Way t near Rome No reasonable man can doubt that there was such a man as Mohammed and the Mohammedans worship him in Jerusalem today just as the Christians worship Christ and nearly all the people of that country worship Mohammed and yet nobody but a fool would believe the marvelous stories that are told about Mohammed and nobody but a fool would believe the marvelous stories told about Jes us That Jesus lived seems probable rkL though not so well attested as that Mohammed lived but the miracles of Mohammed are quite as well attested as the miracles of Jesus and in 600 years from now the miracles of Joe Smith and Dowie may be better attested than either the miracles of Jesus or Mohammed WASHINGTON CITY MAN Washington D C Feb 28 05 Dear Bro MooreI lied to you in my last letter by telling you I would have some subscribers for the D G by the last of the month but as I gained two more by holding off I guess you can forgive a little lie like thatcant you Its not quite as bad a lie as a preacher recently told on Tom Paine He said Paine went to Switzerland to preach against God but was so much impressed with their simple Christlike life there that he built a Christian church and I said that preachers was the biggest liars that ever walked on shoe leather unless you know some skypilot who Is a worse one Wilkinson Editor My sister who is a good woman and likewise a Christian asked mo if I supposed a minister of the gospel would deliberately He about a thing Uko thatti little indignant of course Isaid I would not trust a preacher as far as I could throw a gentleman cow by the tall There is a lot of skypilots here who want to know If this is a Christian or religious nation See Inclosed clipping from Washington Times What do you think of their nerve Notice the difference of opinion be tween the D Ds and the M Ds If were not so busy would get a good many subscribers for the Blade orlhero At any rate am doing good work In this neighborhood They cant stand fernlnst my argument Brother Moore never wanted to sea a manor as much as do you used to hear of you when was but eight or nine years old My father used to be nn old admlrpr of the G Ddonl know whether he ever subscribed for it but he used to read the Bind e when we lived In Chicago Wishing the Blade many years success and hoping to roc you pass the century mark I remain yours forofgood morals J W UDLOW I give two extracts from the proceedings of that preachers meeting One is as follows Dr McKIm Speaks toMcKlm made the opening ad It Ptnl2g g thoseihat h ofthe weetl io8iated that while tho State and church should remain separate the state and religion should not It was the duty of the State to teach religion in the schools else the state had no right to teach morals In the courts Morals were based on religion and the state had no right to convict persons of theft if it had not taught the Commandment Thou shalt not steal He thought the state should see to it first that the Ten Commandments were taught In the schools second that text books on religion were Intro duced and third that the Bible was made a basis of religious teaching in general He then offered a series of resolutions which he had had printed and moved that they be adopted H state that the resolutions were all founded on his remarks It was over these resolutions that the contention arose among the various sects am creeds The other Is as follows Mr W W Prescott thought such a movement would result In trampling on rights of conscience which was a matter of liberty to a majority as well ns a majority body He said even the agnostic believes and has his rights No man or woman can bo a good citizen or good man or woman with out opposing the Christian religion The men who did most to found thjs government were George Washing ton Tom Paine Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin At the time they founded It they were all Infidels The most Inferior man of the four was George Washington In his old days ho became a kind of a halfbaked Christian of the Episcopal brand George Washington hated George III and wanted to bo free from Eng land but If George WashlngCon had had a son and had not been controlled by the Infidels Franklin Paine and Jefferson he would have been In America what Oliver Cromwell was in England a King starting a dynasty with himself These Infidels founded the government of the United States with the separation of church and State as their main motive The greatest president who has lived since their day was tho Infidel Lincoln assassinated by a Christian No intelligent person can fall to see how tho preacher villain McKIm Is try by tho sophistry and claptrap of his graft to beat the separation of church and state In this country while pretending to uphold that doctrine No Christian can be a loyal citizen t r t of this government because tho Now Testament tells all Christians Honor the King I Peter 1117 and no Christian can intelligently and hone cstly be a citizen of any democratic or republican government McKIm is a more dangerous citizen than Herr Most or John Turner The latter two are rattlesnkaes that give the alarm before they strike telling that they are anarchists byI McKIm Is tho copperhead snake this grass that crawls up on you strikes without warning The insolence of a fool like Prescott is such that he richly ueserves to be kicked The Idea of an unknown scrub like he Is who would probably hardly rank with McGarvey of Lex- Ington saying of such a man aq Haeck el that even ho believes and has his rightsINobody ever card of Prescott but filled with the insolence and brazen impudence of the Christian religion the cheeky fool says of such men as Lincoln and Ingersoll that even they believe and have their rights when Ingersoll all by his loney took Gladstone and Black and Field all at once and laid them across his knee and spanked them and lae comment of an unknown scrub like Prescott Is that even such a man as Ingersoll believed and had his rights The real spirit of our American government and the real spirit of the Christian religion cannot exist upon the same soil at the same time If we arc to remain political freeman the monarchical spirit of King Jesus and tho Kingdom of Heaven must be driven from this land WILKINSON MOORE DEBATE Heard it all and Was Satisfied With The Way You Conducted the Same Holden Ind Ter Feb 20 05 Mr CC Moore Dear old Heathen Comrade Inclos ed find 100 to pay for my Blade I had the pleasure of meeting at Ryan at the debate and Heard all and was satisfied with the ofyou conducted the same I send you clipping of the Gospel Searchlight February 15 1905 I want you to See a samplejof the Christian lies that they are cotjtlnual ly telling The large piece is frgm the Gospel Searchlight and the srna 11as piece I received from a Caykpelllte preacher in Arkansas I got him up a tree and this was the way hte got down jJLi fishing you etagood things for yourself tb good woman who sold th circumstances I am proud co r vlcts wife am yours =Ji AT DUE 11 That is another of the man tuta tions of the printed state of Wilkinson that all of my ir s in that country had deserted mconof his defeatlngr de bate I any tian where theretprint y 14 unkind about me Including h ow wife and I challenge him totfy It and I w11l print any such In thl Blade e The clipping sent by the Campbel lite preacher living in Arkansas is follows j HOW INFIDELS DIE W E Shepard When Tom Paine that might Infi del who spread his over the pwlnghimdeathbed his Infidel friends said I understand you are going to recant We hope you will die as you t lived When they left he said haveJ are miserable comforters Ho a Quaker who was caring for him If she ever read ono of tits books and she said I never read butjone mad I threw it Into the fire He said Would to God that everyone who read It had done the same Ho Tolled and tossed and said 0 Lord help me but he had crossed the pate of mercy and died as he had lived Voltaire said that in ono hundred years Christianity should be blotted from the face of the earth but In one hundred years it was making more progress than ever and ho was blotted from thin earth Off his diabolical printing press Bibles were p nted and they were stacked away where he lived It was God makln the wrath of man to praise Him Hfsald upon his dying bed when he saw the doctor coming In I will give you half of what I am worth If yo will cause me to live The doctor said You cannot liveI six weeks Voltaire replied shall go to Hell and you will go with me and soon after expired That man when he faced the awful issue of death said I am going to Hell I do not want to die that way U th4ellppingI send you the dying statements J M 1 ir J t of two of your brethren Infidels canto make sport of God for a while but they must die and be judged for their bad IIvesJ H HILE In the old times when wo had no way of rapidly sending the news It was It was common for preachers to tell stories like those two In their pulpits and I can remember when It was common for preachers to tell long strings of lies in their pulpits about the horrors of Infidel deathbed scenes but in these days when the truth of statements of that kind can be tested in an hour we never hear any stories of that kind in tho pulpit and now deaths of Infidels are cdmmonly reo ported in the papers and so far from hearing that they die miserably they die calmly and philosophically among the beautiful of death scenes on rcc ord being that of Ingersoll I was baptized when I was years of ageducking processby n Camp belllte preachers named RIcketts heard old RIcketts whose name exact ly fitted ifs rickety shackling old body give In the pulpit an account of an Infidel deathbed scene In Paris Kyplace where tho preachers and distillers put mo in jail about 17 miles from my home Old Rickettswith legs and arms like cricketstold of a young man In Paris Kentucky who was an Infidel and a splendid orator RIcketts said the young man was making a political speech standing up on a goods box The old cock said that when the young fellow had fin Ishcd his splendid speech and went to get down oft the goods box he ran a splinter under his finger nail and died with lock Jaw exclaiming I am going to hellI am going to hell and from old Rlcketts dlscrlptlon the young fellow seemed to be hellbent on going to hell though his friends tried to reason him out of the Idea I was a boy and did not then know that no one having lockjaw could talk and old RIcketts never gave tho name of the young man or any more clue to his Identity than I have given here whenYers are began to Investigate about the young lockjaw orator in Paris and asked various persons there then and since then Including Col John Craddock who lived there and who was known tho Nester of Kentucky journalism and I have never been able to get any clue to the young man who went to hell from Paris by the splinter route and I am satisfied that old Rickelts wi lot of us young fool boys no 1he ekeImeer a skypilot and then all tho other rack ets made by old Rickets and now I am certain that the whole story about the young fellow and tho splinter was just a lie gotten up out of whole cloth to skeer me and a lot of boys that I would probably Influence Into the church because I was rich Old RIcketts has been dead a longtime but if he is in hell there Is one thing the Devil has never done fry 1the fat out of RIcketts Ho didnt have enough fat on hint to grease an aver 1age corn on your toe That old fellow Hllo would be happy as a summer coon If he thought he could get Par due In hell asSEVENTY YEARS OLD And Jolly and Happy and the Blade Beatr a Magnetic Healer Sulphur Springs Texas Feb 27 05 Mr C C Moore Kind friend and brother Enclosed find 100 for which please move u my tab to March am proud of the privilege of pay Ing you Give the skybusters hot for they recd It The best Baptist ve have says I am worse than the chinch hug on my corn I hit em the best I can and tell them that I pity them and that they must be good so they can hold their jobsTReligion Is the chief concernIFor mortals here below But sure it makes a hell on earth Wherever It may go I am only 70 years old and am astjolly and as happy as the most of themI a good time and like to realtthe Bind Grass Blade It a magnetic healer and mattes mo fort get that my hair Is gray So Just keep on giving It to themtl and I will put in the Sunday rendfn whatyou say My best wishes for youIM CALVERT IDOG FENNEL IN SCOTLAND The Following Letter Has Been Sent To Me Arbroath Scotland Feb 13 James Mitchell Wilbur Nebraska US A Dear Comrade I have been con ENOWCENTRALjRAILROAD NEW ORLEANS LA HAVANA CUBA HOT SPRINGS ARK CITY OF MEXICO CALIFORNIA J AND MANY OTHER POINTS WITH LIBERAL STOP OVERS AND RE TURN LIMITS Only line running through personally conducted sleepers Louisville te Texas Arizona and California Reduced oneway Colonist and hmo seekers excursion rates is paints South and West first and third Tuesdays In each month FARMING IN THE SOUTH Compuyissuing Is stock raising dairying etc in the States of Kentucky West Tennessee MlssBslppl and Louisiana Every Farmer or Homoseeker who will for Oflarsmonth Call nn or address nearest railroad Agent or address f F W HARLOWDIVISION PASSENGER AGENT LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY LOW ONEWAY RATES TO COLONISTS VIA THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY To Montana Washington Idaho and British Columbia DATES OF SALE MARCH TO MAY 1905 I I TQ Mont Falls Helena Kallspell and Intermediate Points Mont Wenatchee Wash 1Hlnsllale points C Spokane and Interme Everett and Puget Sound Send for free illustrated pamphlets describing Washington and Montana to fined to the houseJpr several days through Influenza It Is aging her9t I have not gained sufficient los tt back to work but hope to do so soon I got tho B G B with copy of my letter to the Guido and C Moores comments I admire the old mans pluck and also his prescience He foretold what Is just happening Everybody Is wanting to read Dog Fennel One individual a member of Dr Lllleys congregation wanted to know where ho could buy 1t told him Lexington KeniuchyJ ADDISON J AND J CRAPPING Clinton Iowa March 1905 Dear Brother Moore In speaking of Judas you refer to the Apocryphal New Testament for evidence that ho was crushed to Beat by an ox team or something similar Where in the book can I find it In tho 19th chapter of Infancy find that Judas and Jesus had a mHo discussion something of a primary election nature but after that i n find no mention of Judas But In thu hunt for him found some very choice reading In the drat gospel of Infancy- find where Jesus told his moth r when in the cradle tool three months old Mary am JfIIR the Son of God fA That ought to satisfy any Infidel- think they used Tiiecla h little but she comes out all right and says Now also deliver me from the hands of these wicked pod unreasona ble men nor suffer them to debauch my chastity which have hitherto preserved for thy honor for I love theo and long for llt o and worship O Father Son and Holy Ghost tho visitor to fhn Shepherd had he soft snap See Hormas Simili beginning at verso 90 I am glad I took flip Loublo to tryr look up Judas oncesgreat sent you 500 to move up my sub scription and that qf my nephew In Dundee Scotland Sincerely aDll frl ternnllyII JAMES AJiQREENHILL I loaned my copy of the Apocryphal Now Testament to man about 25thosinot 1Ihomo about P 91I IPltor 41 fl1800 2000 2250I I 2800I tZ w MAXDASSGenllml11lgraUonTlclwt It was theri of oh WMiiit i the bx hart is IttthpJAfl of It says that Judas yas driving to ucart through a gate aritf thai t hub of the wheel caught Judas against a gatopostand killed him 3But I dont believe the story for JUi ilea had certainly been killed twice before that and Julias wasnt any Toni cat with nine lives or anything of lthat kind t n I saw one of the places where Judas was ldlled and there wasnt any gatep about the place nothing hut a green Vi hill Salem Ore Letters come to me from FreetliQtight publishers address s 11cd to James Hears from mistake In the Blade lnm the only real bad belllwether skeptic agnostic Infidel Iopen antagonist of revelation Chris or other religion at McCoy Ore JAMES K SEARS 1Helt boost Frecthought by sendlngjj the Ditto Grass Blade to five or me resi of your Christian neighbors few issues Ill start tneni to thlnklngt r We are now sending tliaBlade ina clubs or five or more Tor 50 ccntsa year Under this 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