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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r r J f BLtTE GRASS BLADE j EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOl L 1 VOLUME XIV NUM k1Sh r rasherLEXINGTONASlrJallllDtD KENTUCKY SUNDAY APRIL 16 E M 305 100 A YEAR TERM OF THE BLADE Issue for one year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers IO ceiU each I250 for fiver Terms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 160 Five New subscribers sent one year for 260 Make all Monty Order Draft and I Express Orders payable to the Bluo Grass Blade Lexington Ky Nhe change your address ad E4 fiselhli office giving your old at new address wenlrthe r Mhtn yoty 1Wb you Dew tsrr of publlcatlon22V y Short Bt Lextastoa Ke jrJEntered at the post omce at LexlHg ton Ky as Second Glass Mall l7Matter 1 ddreel all communications to BLUE GRABS BLADE P O BOX J03 Lexington Kentucky wyette Telephone 619afvimhMland Telephone 807 WESTERN WASHINGTON with Its vast bodies of timber affords ample opportunity for the establishment of lumber and shingle mills The soil when cleared Is exceedingly l productive and fruit grain and vegetables i grow In great abundance These find a ready market In the lumber camps the larger cities and the Alas ka trade Government timber land can still be secured while cutover lands suitable for dairying and truck gardening can be purchased at rea sonable pricSl along the Northern Pacific Rnllw etween Seattle and SumasJX For maps and full Informatlon regarding this and other regions along the Northern Paclfls Railway ask for Series H 123 Write to C W MOTT Gen Emigration Agt Northern Pacific Ry St Paul Minn BLUE GRASS TRACTION CO Cars leave Lexington for Paris every hour from da m to 9 a m cepti a in and 8 p m Leaves Paris for Lexington every hour from 7a m to 10 p m except 12 noon 2 and 9 p m I Leaves Lexington for Georgetown every hour from 7 a m to 11 p m except 11 a m and 10 p m Leave Georgetown for Lexington every hour from 6 a m to 10 pom except 10 a m 12 noon 7 and 9 p m Car 14 carrying freight express and trunks leaves Lexington for Georgetown at 350 Leaves George town at 10 a m Leaves Lexington for Paris at 1135 a m Leaves Paris at 145 p m Freight rates also special rates for excursions for supper and theater parties and for school buslnesn and i family tickets can be had on applica tion al tho companys office 404 West Main street Lexington Iy E T Phone home Phone 1274 Y ALEXANDER President Send us n club of five subscrib ers for the Blade at 50 cents each We want to increase the circula io1oft is paper several thousand copies this sprints Do your Zpart r t SidNU JACK FROST Shakespeare the Infidel the great est of all English writers uses tho killing of tho buds by tho frost as an Instance of the disappointment our I Write this April I am ing deeply and sadly this disappoint ment and I want my Infidel friends who read this to send marked copies of it to preachers and ask them to answer this piece for print in the Blade There are many degenerate Christians and some mugwump Infi dels who will be glad to hear that I am distressed and unhappy about my fruit trees apples pears peaches yesterday all full of beautiful blooms giving me hope of pleasure that they would give to me and to others the greatest part of the pleasure to me being the thought of their pleasure and health to others rich and poor black and white old and young for I never sell any of them but this morn ing they are all dead My enemies will enjoy It because they hate me Preachers especially will enjoy it They will say they dont but they are liars and make their liv ings by lying They will claim to think that God Intended this for my good to win me away from my love of this world where I have been by Christians as saulted and insulted and fined and Im prisoned irnd make me want to go to heaven that will be filled with my Christian cimles and with all the men and wUDenwho have been hung for crimes and where I shlMnJJave the pleasure OfWUlklnga thoAliquor m rwhoffaM we shouldIovo our energy and hate our ow ilies and thnt his religion was to be propagated by tho sword All of this would be all satisfactory and logical 4f only I an Infidel who defies and despises all such stuff was to be the sufferer from this But even then if God is a good and wise God ho would do that which is calculated tp make me love and honor him while nobody but a fool of a liar will claim that there Is any thing in this kind of dealing with mos They call him Heavenly Father and any father who would so treat his children would be called a fool and a brute and be put In jail or a lunatic asylum for It If I were to treat my children In that way Zachary and Wilkinson would let up on my stealing Mr Muirs hogs and give us something fresh about my brutality In my own 1 have two neighbors whose business is fruit raising and their fruit Is all killed just the same as the way alnt It strung that they put me In jail and the peniten tiary for my religious opinions and didnt even arrest me nor indict me nor in any way take any cognizance of the fact that I stole Muirs hogs Strange old place this Kentucky My two fruit raising neighbors are named Sheley and Hlllenmeyer The first a Protestant and the latter a Catholic both good men and valuable citizens that have been friends to me are my wife Sheley is a poor man dependent upon his labor In his orchard and garden and Hlllenmeyer is a rich man and two moro exemplary men do not live In Now hero are the rich CatholicChristian and the poor Protestant Christian and the athlcst who Is neither rich nor poor and yet God treats us all exactly alike by destroying the fruits of our lab after he had given us reason to hope that we would enjoy those fruits Nobody but a fool or liar will pretend that such doings by any God shows any goodness or any commonsense and teaching people to worship such a God is just what has debased our American people and the Russians to being the liars and thieves and murderers that they are while the Japanese who believe in no God are now the greatest and best people on earthIf had raised these fruit trees for my own personal animal gratifica tion that would have been another thing But told iriy wife when I planted them that they were forte lVtv those to use after I am dead and nearly all the happiness In It to me was the hope of making others hap pyNo Intelligent and honest man In the world will say that God or anything else but the laws of nature had anything to do with the killing of my fruit and yet there are In America 150000 men who are making fine livings without labor by teach ing the people that God does these thingsP A few hours after tho above was written found that my fruit was not killed and now the ques tion Is why did God want to give me all that unhappiness from suppos ing that it was killed Much of It was killed but there was too much bloom on the trees at first Why did God make too much bloom at first If his wisdom is shown in kill ing part of It by frost I have only spoken to one other man about his fruit He is a poor Christian man and he Is poor because he is a drunk ardHe had nothing but peaches and he says they are all killed If there is any God I would have had more respect for him if he had killed all of my fruit and saved all of the poor mans Nobody but a fool would ever clude there Is a God from observing the facts in nature- PASTORS FUNCTION Discussed By Dr Moore In Closing Lecture Ministry Must do Its Part In Sociolo gical Problems Dr Frederick W Moore of Vander hilt University delivered the third andclosing iSctufiTW Ute Gay series std6i2The Spclplo gof the Christian Ministry In the first address the speaker ieldUhat the scientific spirit and method which now pervades educa tion so completely is not atheistic and unchristian and urged Christians to make themselves expert in using it for religious ends The situation is delicate and criti cal for the suffering classes are Ing to deny God despise religion and hate the church because they believe God religion and the church to belong to their enemies The above Is part of the account from the CourierJournal and goes to show that Infidelity Is getting in its work among all the first class schools The fact that Moore says that the scientific spirit is not atheistic and Unchristian shows that he understands that the general sentiment Is that science favors atheism and is opposed to Christianity else he never would have made the statement and espec ially to a gang of young gospel sling ers His statement that the poor are coming to consider the church as their enemies is true and natural The rich have their big rich churches Into which the rich women flaunt themselves to show their glad rags and diamonds and to which old he liars and hypocrites and rakes go for business motives and for intrigues with women The poor are neither ex pected nor desired In these churches and little lurches are built for the poor to keep them away from the rich and the poor have sense enough to see the graft and of course hafe the church IMPROVEMENT IN THE BLADE I congratulate tho Blade readers Including myself on the Improvements fn the Blade The printing Is now beautiful and the typographical errors are fast disappearingan oven now inconsiderable and will probably soon entirely disappear The Blade has al ready gone far ahead of my most san guine expectation or reasonable hope when I first began it I hope the Blades friends will show their appreciation of Mr Hughes energy and competence In this matter by doing all they reasonably can to spead the circulation of the Blade- I do not think that any of us including myself fully appreciate what the Blade Is doing BELOVED More of our time spent In obeying and less in praying would very much improve human additions iJ C4 i c CIVILIZED PEOPLE WHO DO WITHOUT RELIGION No Clergyman to Minister to Neva dans In an Area as Large as Massachusetts Connecticut And Delaware Reno Nev March 23C A Short counltycovered the startling fact that nowhere In Its confines Is there such a thing as even a missionary house where the gospel Is preached Probably It is the greatest extent of country In the civilized world whore a minister Is not stationed or where religious services are not held There is a population of several thousand people In this territory including such wellknown towns as Delamar Ploche Moapa and others The vast country covers a greater area than Massachu setts Connecticut and Delaware com bined There Is norecord In any section of the country where religious services have been held for years There Is no explanation for this strange condition for the country at present is more prosperous than at any time in its history and new towns are springing up there almost every day And still Christians say that with out their religion there could be no happiness of civilization j DOG FENNEL r oilge nfngf out e V Jerusalem I bTave Just finished the pamphlet by iianiel K Tenney Madison Wls conMn lawyer called Holy Smoke in the Holy Land Tenny is an Infidel and of course would not hesitate to tell any thing that he might know about Jerusalem and religion The pamphlet is of nineteen pages about like the print of Dog Fennel and Is sold for ten cents I may have sketched over It before this Strange to say Tenney seems nover to have seen or known any alleged tomb of Jesus except the ridiculous fake shown In the church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem as that tomb and ho describes that Nor does Tenney seem to have known of the real place where Jesus was born In Bethlehem called a cave in the Apocryphal New Testament but only knows of the silly sham call ed the place of the Nativity In the Church of the Nativity McGarvey of Lexington from my cursory reading of his book does not seem to have known of the true birthplace or true burial place I only know of Mark Twains Innocents Abroad from reading It when it first came out forty years ago and I remember his account of the fake grave of Jesus and do not think he knew anything about the true one The reason of this Is that the faker places are surrounded by walls so as to get money for admission to see them and the other places are not recognized by the Christians there because no money can be gotten for seeing them There were many of our party who saw as I did the real place where Jesus was born but I only knew of seven I being one of them and no preacher or priest Included who saw the real place where Jesus was burled Two of the party who were with me and saw the true grave of Jesus are Mr and Mrs I W Copelln of Toledo Ohio ho being a rich wholesale coal merchant and he would be found by that address They are nice good people and were splendid friends to me I do not know their religious opinions and I refer to them in confirmation of what I say and hope that some Blade readers will send them marked copies of this are ticle and get their statement about it It seems unaccountable except upon the theory that I give but I believe that Jesus was born In Bethlehem and crucified and burled in a tomb In that garden outside the walls of Jerusalem j f J t and that Dog Fennel In the OrleCt Is the only book about the Holy Land that tells of the true place where Jesus was born and the real place where he was burled It Is per fectly preposterous to suppose that he was born In that grotto in the church of the Nativity and preposterous to suppose he was burled In that hole in the Church of the Holy Sepul cher but It is thoroughly reasonable that he was born in that dugout In Bethlehem and that he was buried in that neglected garden at the foot of Calvary ANOTHER LIFE SAVING BIBLE LIE A small Testament placed in her Jack et on the left side was all that thwart ed a daring attempt made to assassin ate Mrs Marie Rose by an unknown woman about dusk last evening at the mouth of an alloy on Twentyfifth St between Montgomery St and Port land avenue The Testament which she carried caught a vicious stroke of a sharp knife The plunge of the sharp instrument made a rent in a heavy cloak and a bodice which Mrs Rose wore The back of the Testa ment which is of heavy board was cut In twain and some of the leaves of the book were torn out Mrs Rose at her home 2520 Catalpa St last night said that the wearing of the book In her bosom was undoubtedly a providential act The testament which Mrs Rose car sled belonged to Miss Mattie Callen der a friend of hers who resides in Portland Mrs Rose had borrowed the book and was on her way to the Church of Christ at Twentyfifth and Portland avenue when the attempt Iln her life was made She had been engaged during the day delivering a Ttaration for clearing water which en ted meeting ISTn HCgfess at UilWHTfrEh of Christ of which she Is a member Mrs Rose took supper with Mrs William Baker who resides near Twentyfifth proIceeding on way to the church when the unknown woman approached her from behind and halted her This particular brand of Christian lie is getting to be almost as com mon as Infidels falllngvdead fQr blas pheming The above account occurs In the CourierJournal When peoples lives are saved from bullets by a Testament In their pockets the ball always stops at a passage In the book that shows It was provl they ought to arrange these dagger cases so that the point of the dagger would stop right at one of those passages- I hate to see a good lie left incom plete REVIVAL DRIVE PEOPLE INSANE Dr Gorst of Mendota Blames Liquor And Religious Excitement for Many Cases of Insanity Madison Wis March 2SThe as sembly committee on penal and char itable institutions together with mem bers of the state board of controland others visited the insane at Mendota Saturday afternoon Dr Gorst says that the chief causes of insanity as shown In the 450 cases Iin the hospital at present are the use of liquor and religious excitement He makes the Interesting statement that after every great revival in the state the books of the asylum show a decided increase in the number of In mates whose malady is caused by igious excitement The above Is one of the many testimonies that the late revivals are producing insanity and suicide THE ARREST OR MOSES HARMAN From Secular Thought Canada The editor of the Lucifer has again been arrested for publishing objectionable matter In his paper We have read some of the articles on sex ology and marriage that have appeared In Lucifer though we must confess that our time Is too limited to enable us to do more than occasionally skim over It columns but we feel justified In saying that the arrest of Mr Harman Is as gross a piece of injustice as the Imprisonment of Charley Moore on l 4a charge of advocating free loveianddenounced y man and has already been fined and imprisoned on several occasions on the same charge though there was only one instance we believe where an objectionable word was used by Lucifer have not exceeded the Hmlu him Otherwise the discussions in Lucifer have not exceeded the limits that would be necessary in discussing Mormonism or Mahomedanlsm and the general character of them has In our opinion rather been crude and Asiman advocated a system under which married couples would occupy not separate bedrooms but separate houses In different parts of a town enly visiting eacli other by written application or Invitation Familiarity breeds dislike was the baslsof the Idea Every one to his taste and why not let the suggestion be adopted by those who approve it But why putta man In prison for making the sug should get the President to build a big Asylum for Cranks and give Comstock an unlimited supply of Iettres de cachet so that he could send there every man or woman who advocates opinions he disapproves The Land of the Brave and the Free seems rapidly being converted Into a Land of Cowardly Bigots and Tyrants Please accept my thanks for your statement that I have distinctly opposed and denounced free love That is what I always have done am doing and shall continue to do m speech and writing My life has been consistent with my theory up to date and if I could go through the expert ence of a pious rich popular and goodtlookln wean r nil main main ho balance of my old days UNIQUE CAUSE OF DIVORCE From Lexington Leader Because her husband did not wear a dress suit at a dinner at which she had guests Mrs Ulysses Craig wife of a wealthy financier of Indianapolis sued for divorce Judge Leathers has just granted her a divorce and made her the following awards Fortyseven thousand dollars all many House worth 35000 Custody of four children Two hundred dollars a year to colthe the children Fifty dollars a month to support the said he was sorry he has not worn a dress suit at the dinner but he couldnt find the right kind of a vest to go with it This was the only testimony brought out in public and so far as Is known there were no private hearings In the suit I think the father of Ulysses Craig was Dudley Craig my kinsman who took the Blade for Its Prohibition and quit It on account of Its Infidelity CAMPBELLITE ROOFGARDEN CHURCH DIDNT PAN OUT Denial comes from Columbus Ind that Andrew Carnegie Is to be appeal ed to by the members of the Central Chirstlan church of that city to save It from being sold to satisfy a judg ment of Willis L Barnes of Charles town Ind thirteen miles east of Jef fersonvlllc for 6500 with the costs of foreclosure The sale has been adver tised by the Sheriff of Bartholomew county for April 22 The Rev William R Jinnett pastor of the congregation says the church will be sold because there Is not enough money in the treasury to meet the obligation The church has a roof garden suppose the denial that Andy has been appealed to is Intended as a suggestion to the rich Infidel that they would like to have some of his mon ey SUIBIDH Believed to Have Been Fate of Chi cago Professors Daughter Chicago March 27 Suicide Is lieved to have caused the death of Miss Clara Hulbert daughter of Erl B Hulbert professor of divinity at ithe University of Chicago The young woman who had been In1 health for some time was found asphyxiated In her room She was 25 years old h 1A AFTER THE BALL J For several months in the ending of 1904 great advertising and money raising were done to employ the finest evangelists In the world Including some from England while we sent our finest Including Dr Torrey to Eng land in anticipation of making the year 1905 a period of tho most wonder ful religious revival that the world has ever known It was said that these marvelous seasons of revival came in cycles of 33 years and that It had been just 33 years since the great religious excitement of Moody and Sankey It was an Instance of the very common and illogical habit among Christians of drawing a gener al conclusion from an individual in had been no famous revival 33 years before that nor years before that unless it was among the Indians before the white people came hero and history does not depose about it The Indians have very extensive igious revivals but they are not strictly orthodoxy according to Christian criteria Their principal religious ceremonies are the Sun dance killing a lot of their enemies and filling up on dog soup or burgoo as they call it in Kentucky I am writing now on April 1905 The whole revival has been pulled off and quieted down for a month past and the evangelists whose pictures filled the papers until the football and pugilist and racehorse Jockey heroes came Into the public eye have gotten their swag really or quasiIn the pockets of their carefully creased breeches legs and have gone to their home to remain their in Innocuous deseutude like hib ernated groundhogs for another 33 years when they will come out again and took at their shadows and pro ceed to business again if they wero telling what they thought was true a few months ago about the 33 years cycles By that time I will be plunk- Ing a harp and wearing golden slippers and will not be worried by them I ns odatl uaa Id u snot 1M lpendlture of money and printers Ink and vociferation and gesticulation If e they did not make converts enough to pay for all this it has been a failure A few dozen more souls roasting In everlasting fire and brimstone would not be worth wasting time on when there are if the Christian rellgtou be true billions and trillions and quadril lions of souls thus roasting now If no missionaries had ever been sent to China for instance with her 400 millions of people the New Testa ment arranges for a plan by which say one out of a score of Chinamen could have been saved simply on the ground that he is a haythen Chinee but tho gospel having been sent to that country and declined with thanks except one in 10000 who ac cepts It to get a job with tho Christian missionaries the remaining 9999 are simply dead sho booked for eternal fire and brimstone and the worm that dlth not and the perpetual maggot John F Clarke We will assume though that which best suits the Infidel purpose that the revivals have been a magnificent suc cess though the conversions seem to have been confined to boys and girls at school that in one Instance that know of were marched in in a body by a woman principal of a public school and all enlisted in the A R c in one big awkard squad In the whole United States the papers do not report a single Instance of any matured man or woman of any promi nence who has joined the church In the year 1905 If It could be demon strated that being converted to Chris tianity saved a man from going to hell a very unpleasant climate and took him to heaven where the climate Is said to be better though some say the society Is not so good it might be worth while to take much pains to save these school girls and the boys that they being In with them in Cali fornia Kentucky and Indiana the only places where the revival is said to have raged though ij didnt amount to much of an epidemic in Kentucky But the more intelligent class of the people who apploglze for Christianity do not claim to believe at all in the heaven and hell part of religion but they say It is good for the morals of the people hero and their only argu ment is If the people are as wicked as they are now under the restrain ing influence of religion what in the h will it be If this religious influence were removed S We have had the revival and now if this restraining influence of Chris tianity is a fact and not a fiction ought we not reasonably to expect a percepltible diminution of crime The revival was more strenuous in Los An geles California than any place In America because that was a good place for he evangelist to go to spend an unpleasant part of the year That Angelic town reports a large Increase ln suiclde and insanity and I have neither heard nor read of any improvement in the moral condition of that country while the old time Infi dels seem to have taken on a new zeal for the B B The only place In this part of the country where the revival prevailed its like hog cholera breaks out In spots was at Louisville Ky The other day Roosevelt went there and certain houses were guarded and extra police and detectives placed all through the crowd to keep somebody from killing him just as they do in Russia thing unprecedented In the annals of American history There was an abortive attempt to have are vival In Lexington but the main guy of religion In that town the Campbel lite church was all busted up over the question of having or not having or gans in their churches the echo of which 1200 miles off in the Indian Territory has put all the Campbellltes at each others throats under the leadership of my man Wilkinson and his Gospel Searchlight Still the vival has not been without its effects in Lexington have heard the name of only one convert therea poor country gIrl one of my neighbors who is there at school who was a nice sweet ordinary country girl before and who iwlll now probably bloom out into a Campbellito bigot full of zeal and argument to prove that ducking is all hunky and sprinkling n g as modes of baptism She will certainly belong to the organ faction as she plays on an accordeon and that faction is the winning Qne In Lexington On the other hand following in the wake of the revival we have a Camp belllto preacher named Baker and a Circuit Judge named Hargis and a half dozen officers of his court all Ing tried for the penitentiary the preacher for stealing and the judge and his officers for murdernot the decent kind of killing when two high toned gentlemen like Goodloe and Swppo niet on the streets and each killed the Bother showing they had pluck and doing what they did In the broad epgu daylight and like editor xIuuh ava of eta worthy of emulation as compared with the Christian sneaks that now in the dark or in ambush shoot the other fellow In the back with a Winchester rule at long range and then lay it on some body else or scoot out of the country to some other state where a governor of his politics will protect him These are only local insances that came under my personal observation while since the revival more than ever if possible the papers are filled with accounts of suicides and murders a new feature being introduced into the murder department that of wo men who murder men and women and who are murdered by men and women while a Paducah Ky woman murders her three daughters to mary a man who would not have her with all her children and then religiously attended their funerals at a church PAINE TALMAGE MOORE Philadelphia March 20 1905 ExRev Chas C Moore Dear sirAs a subscriber to the Blade I thought your readers might be interested in a prophecy that was made by the Rev T Dewitt Talmage that was not fulfilled It was about the marble bust of Thomas Paine that was presented to Independence Hall in and not accepted by City Council As Talmage is dead and no monument is erected to his memory you will see that this prophecy has not been fulfilled He said In his paper Christian at Work July 13 187C The work of monument building and biography is being slightly overdone It matters not how big a scamp a man Is after he is dead he will find a eu logist and a minister to preach him to Burr the heap of compost and Lord Byron the slush of London Society after departure won books ot panegyric Now a subscription is started for raisins a monument to Tom Paine in Independence Hail 700 has already been subscribed and as much more promised This is because Tom Paine wrote a book called mon Sense and other tracts of a pa triotic character at the opening of the Revolution But shall that make us forget that he wrote the most vulgar and refarlous assault on Christians and that he died in filth that would make a pigpen seem a parlor We put Tom Paines Age of Reason against Tom Palnes Common Sense moreI iL ScripturesIor near the faces of George Washington and John Q Adams Come get out your dollars and have put in a bronze or niarbel Robespieno Jim Fisk Bill Tweed and Bob Ingor soil Seriously we hope the most cret spot of American patriotism wll never be disgraced by the visage of Tom Paine who lived a fool and died like a beast The bust of Tom Palms that cost 1500 was denied admittance to In dependence Hall by request of one ov Talmages admirers Chas Thompson Jones from Manayunk In a brilliant speech he spoke with the eloquence of Talmage and with the samo amount of truth but the scripture was fulfilled You will know the text about a He to servo a purpose As other skypilots not half as bril liant have been given a change in the Blade Why not Talmage on Paine be heard with comments by pastor Moore Jas B Elliott Secretary of Paine Monument Association Talmage made a death struggle to keep himself in the public eye until death should shut oft his wind but he did not succeed He was kicked around from pillar to post and by all proper people recognized as a fake and a fraud and a dead beat before he was dead and am under the impression that many people do not know or have forgotten that he ever died at all thinking that his fool preacher boy of the same despised name in Gall fornia is still the old man But the old fellow is dead and in hell if the ble tells the truth about the needle go Ing through the Campbellltes eye for old Talmage died rich and through his whole life was out for the stuff regardless I have heard him preach heard hint lecture read his books and his paper and have seen him and talk ed to him in his own home in Wash ingtonI also seen his wife and she was a daisy and wore glad rags to killOld Tat let his first wife drown In the Schuyllflll river while he was saving himself and another woman and then he married the womah that I saw for her moneyr andtJEfc iJiuJiaUferfiltliilFthln to evu and all hell c si3Pei through all eternity do to old T tango and that is fry the fat out of him He was too durned mean to get fay On the other hand Tom pat e the man who said The world Is my country humanity my brethcren sand to do good my religion is moro loved today and more honored and known than when he died a hundred years a hundred years from now Tal mage will be no more known thou Wil kinson or Zachary or some of the ZacharyMuir Cholera hogs that are prominent characters In the Gospel Searchlight Tom Paine was the great est and grandest of all American char acters Washington was hardly fit to black Paines boots Beccher and Cleveland and Ingersoll stood in a class to themselves as men who stuffed their craws with fine grub and in great quantities Jefferson Paine and Lincoln were another and higher class of abstainers and of highly spirituelle natures Paine was against liquor drinking and for equal rights for women and opposed to slavery and ho was the inventor of the iron bridge and was thin first man who wrote the words The United States of America He was not the author of the Con stitution of the United States as we now have It but ho wrote the first draft of the Constitution of the United States und submitted it to Jefferson who completed It as it now is George Washington and Talmage and Bob Ingersoll all run through a trinity machine would not make one Tom Paine Monuments may do for Washington and Ingersoll but Socrat tes and Tom Paine need no storied urn or animated bust to perpetuate their fame They wrote their names across the skies and the modern preacher preaches more about Tom Paine than he does about Jesus Christ and the Devil put together WILKINSONS TOWN Minister Killed in Dugout Comanche Elder J White for mer pastor of the Methodist church here was killed by a dugout on his farm thirteen miles northwest of here caving in on him He and his family were sleeping in the dugout when it caved in and injured him so badly that ho only lived a few min utes after being taken out His wife and children escaped with a few slight injuries The above is In tho Indian Territory I have seen think some where something that indicated that some body thought the dugout to which Ingersoll alludes is a primitive bpat It is a hole in the ground in which people live They took the cue from the prairie dog IF YOU SHOULD DIE Dedicated to Mrs Josephine K Hen ry by one who is honored In signing himself her friend I believe if you should die The planets would eclipse in sky To dress the world Ill mourning The thunder peal Would be your dirge and men would I feel The tones sublime exultant sounds Symbol of your minds Immortal bounds believe if you should die The lightning would be harnessed from the sky To send the mournful message far and wide- Returning laden with a greater tide Wave of sorrow from the human heart Sensing a deeper feeling of what thou art believe if you should die Some great comet would be ever nigh To blaze Its splendor In the golden gloryI famed star of manger story Lest we forget your resting place After the struggle In lifes race believe if you should die The eagle typic bird of liberty Would change Its plumes to sorrows black And In its flight through airs great track Pause for a moment oer your lowly bed To wall a requiem for its loved dead I believe that when you die some day A glorious rainbow will illume the way For lowering casket to darkness all profound Within that narrow cell In holy ground A toweringjnacble bo Above your head With sculptured trlliute to the noble u IT JIll The world ot be beside your tntelllwill To look the your fea tures dear And some treat genius in low musics breath Will speak immortal words of you In death With laurel crowned the glory of your name Will live immortal in the halls of fame If you who strive for Justice and its sway And mental freedoms right of way Should die my heart would beat so slow That it would seem that I must also go My being would be stilled as some in fright Denied the power of speech or pow er to write- believe if you should die some night And your frail body buried out of sight Your spectral self would hover oer the earth- Uplifting human thought to freedoms birth Your light will shine toward that brighter day When liberty and justice will reign alway ALBERT JOHNSON 432 Lilly Ave San Francisco Calif February 21st E M 305 COLORED DEBATE ON NOVEL SUBJECT- A debate on a novel subject will be held Tuesday evening In this city ween two colored preachers both of whom enjoy reputations as fluent talkers and trained debaters The debate will be on the question Was the World Created in Six Days Each Day Consisting of TwentyFour Hours The affirmative will be championed by F C Bishop of Cynthiana and the negative by Dr J Allen Viney of Dan ville with Drs J W Frazier George Zeigler and W L Johnson as judges The debate will bo held at St Pauls M E Church on North Upper street and both white and colored people are Invited to hear the discus sion An admission fee of 10 cents will be charged the proceeds to be used In pushing the work of the church The above Is from the Lexington obserjvance r ej Plaln Universe In six sad tested on the seventh Genesis showing that an evening and morning1 were a day In the same sense that we now use the word day In Deuteronomy 5 tho ten mandments are again given and they are the same as those given In Exodus xx except in the reason given for ob serving the Sabbath Exodus xx says perfectly plainly that the Sabbath was established to commemorate the fact that God took six days make the world and the stars also and rest ed on the seventh- In the giving of the ten command ments decalogue in Deuteronomy V there Is no allusion whatever to the fact alleged that God worked six days and rested on the seventh but it Is plainly stated Deuteronomy V 15 that the Sabbath was established to commemorate the fact that God brought the Jews out of Egypt The verse Is as follows And remember that thou wast a servant In the land of Egypt and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and n stretched out arm therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath dayIThis language Is absolutely conclu sive In explaining that the reason of the Sabbath was to commemorate the dellverenco of the Jews from the Egyp and equally as plain is the teach ing of Exodus XX that the purpose of the Sabbath was to commemorate the fact that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh Both of these chapters claim to give tho exact words of the ten command ments as they were written on the two tables of stone by the fingers of God Exodus 18 and Deuteronomy 9 and yet not only Is there a difference of expression concerning the two accounts of the origin of the Sabbath but entirely different reasons are assigned for having a Sabbath Of course common intelligence dic tates that both of these accounts can not be correct oven If we were to ad nut that one of them is correct The Christians I know not what the Jews say about ItYcompletely Ig VIto commemorate the Jlellverence of th Jews and only teat from Exodus WTdinl hn a baths lntendedto ntot olnct edM world In ixdaa e mr the seventh and therV is not one Christian outof a hunied who knows that there are two i counts of tho giving of the ten mmandments found in the Bible an I never in all my life heard any rencher in any sermon if at allalludo to the fact that there Is in Deuteronomy a copy of the ten commandments in which the commandment about the Sabbath radically differs from the one In Exo dustIn my young days nobody under stood tho daya mentloned in the com mandment about the Sabbath the fourth meaning anything else than what we now commonly mean by day a period of hours embracing an evening and a morning as the Bible expresses Itthat is the light part and the dark part of the hours and they therefore consistently worked of our ordinary days and rested on the seventh changing it by Christian hocus pocus arranged by Constan tine A 325 from the seventh day of the week Saturdav to tin first day of the week Sunday the day upon which am now resting by writing this and other Infidel articles after have done some farm work Infidels used thesclenco of Geology to show that the world could not have been created In six days or about years ago There Is in the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky a stalagmite col umn 90 feet high and 30 feet In dia meter that has tube formed by a pro cess so slow that the operation of years would scarcely be perceptible The Niagara Falls have worn back 30 miles from where they originally were at a rate that must have requir ed hundreds of thousands of years and AgaHalz a Christian geologist says he found human remains in the delta of the Mississippi 13000 old and thin University of Pennsylvania says it found in the burled city of Nip pur in Assyria a library 13000 thous and years old and a museum of antiquities that was built 13000 years ago to contain the ancient remains of hu art that the people of 13000 years ago had collected and put in that mus that among all except the most Ignorantreally or quasithe Idea that the world was made in six days about years ago has through In fidel science so nearly become oh solete that even the Negro preachers In Lexington Kentucky ate now do wasIThis is but one of the thousands of triumphs of Infidelity over Christian ity and there are others still com IngI r 00 LONG FORTHE LITTLE BLADE A lady named Mrs Susan J Peck at Minneapolis Mlnnessotn recently wrote me a letter saying that she was a Christian and that she wanted to conduct a debate with me In the Blade about religion- printed her letter and my answer saying that I would be glad to do so and asked that she would boll ItIJdebateof a God and the Errancy of the Bi ble she to affirm the first and I the latter has now sent me thirty pages of IShe in which she argues the of a God based upon the Bible as authority Of course the Bible Is no authority In any discus sion with an Infidel for If the Blblo Is authority that do settle It and theres no opening for any scrimmage between us and therefore while I es pecially desire to have ladles to write for my paper and especially kind good ladles as Mrs Peck seems to be I can not print her long article and shin asks me not to condense it and it is not capable of condensation CAMPBELLITE SKY BUSTER Arthur In Jail and Is Working Miracles The Paris Texas Morning News gives an account of a Campbelllte preacher named A A Arthur who Is in jail in that town for swindling the CompanyI sick and Insane people who are in jail with him and the editor certifies to the mir aculous power of Arthur Just as say an editor Is the big gest liar on earth except a preacher and a lawyer and Wilkinson tsa preacher editor and lawyer and how in the name of God can any body ex1 sect that kind of a man to tell the truth about anything OLE KAINTUCG APPRE CIATES THE BLADE Mt Sterling Ky April 05 Friend Moore Find enclose 300 for 6 subscribers will have several more soon b am too busy just now to go around ultsolicit eJ Tt he addresses for when IH nvc v1 o in a BhjjJHM I am lad that 6Of the thirteen I sent you last year have renewed and trust that I will nor than double that many this year EMIL FREDRICHiPROHIBITION CANDIDATE- IS INDICATED IN WOLFE fG Fulks Must Answer to Two Charges of Selling Whisky Without License Campton Ky March IGG II Fulks Prohibition candidate for Rep resentative of this the NIntyflrst leg termIdicted In two cases on charge selling liquor without license Fulks at one time was county chairman of the Prohibition party of Powell coun ty The Blade In clubs of five new sub scribers only fifty cents each r 4 Good Route to Try It traverses a territory rich in undeveloped resources a territory containing unlimited possibilities for agriculture horticulture stock rais- Ing mining and manufacturing And last but not least It is RouteiThe Frisco System now otters the traveling public excellent service and r fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Terri tory Texas and toe 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 I 4 Oklahoma Indian Territory Texas I and the West and SouthwestIFull Information as to route and rates cheerfully furnished upon appli cation to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic Department Commercial BulldlRlI Saint Luis r r KENTUCKIAN t Educated for a Priest Discusses J T Edward et al When I read tho Blade last wee about tho conversion of Dr T J Ed wards of Olney Illinois I had a heart laugh seeing how easily preachers lies are propagated and raised to per fection i The fun about the whole matter Is not the conversion of the alleged Infl del but that the same lie should reI peat itself among Christians without 1raising a single question on their std as veracity of all the foolish as r sertlons Tho conversion of Dr T J Edwards is nothing more nor less that a parallel of my conversion of last years outcropping The only differ enca between Dr Edwards and mysell is that he made an open confession on hearing the sermon of Rev P C Cauble while I after lecturing on freethought was forced to Jpln the church for lack of patronage To show you how faithful to tho Bible and how Inventive some Christians are in the production of original lies I have but to refer to the place of meeting when I was to deliver my lecture I was promised the use of tho Court House r to lecture in I advertised it in the local papers and had bills posted over town announcing the time am +Subject of my lecture and would you suppose that that promise of using tin Court Houso was kept a standing lie for about three weeks or just before the night the lecture was to come oft when I was told that I could not have it for that purpose they expecting to cut mo clear off from my publicly an nounced Intention of lecturing on free thought but they found out their mis re In dealing with freethinkers Even though I havo to fight single handed I shall defend rational truth at any cost for twenty minutes later I had rented the Masonic Temple and had thrown bills broadcast all over town announcing the change of place and the result was a very fall audience Seeing that they codld not sidetrack my lecture some of the liars circulated the falsehood that ncI ladles would be admitted but ever that failed to effect its purpose as the Audience was fairly represented by the fair sex From that time lies about jny conversion were as plentiful as orthodox VJttittBkctm ask rritlansqi ed all sorts a abou my nversl e If 1e- If about theCort e bus ass I told him that I had no grudge against any Christian Seeing that they havent got the sense to realize the well meaning of our principles It would be unwise and even unjust foi any freethinker to waste time breeding hatred towards ignorance- In reviewing the Blade I note a con slderable change of tone in the line of corresponding preachers They seem to be so mixed up with Infidelity that it is hard to tell under what heat they might shift their shoulders if put to a severe test I also note that since they read the freouiought papers that that they have learned better manners and aro less abusive towards their neighbors tho Infidels and I trust that if wo keep up our well meaning teaching them the straight truth we will make them real gen l tlemenIt that your troubles wltl lying Campbelllto preachers has come chronic with such as Zachary and Wilkinson but you cannot ex pert to find truth among men whose chief resources of life are lying You might as reasonably expect to extract honey from polo cats And yet among the great multitude of mistaken preachers I know of one and a Camp belllte preacher at that right hero in Mt Sterling who is as nice agen Uenun as any freethinker I ever met I am on as good terms with him as I am with my liberal friends and I be clove that if all the preachers priests were like him there would be peaco and good fellowship Independ ently of opinions I would rather havo him on our side than a whole congre i gatlon of pretentious Christians It is a pity that such good men havo been led away from tho path through tho Influence of a false religion based en Ctirely upon a mercenary foundation good gentle character at least proves that a limited number may re main good and even improve in spite I of dogma that have been imposed upon them before their reasoning faculties had a chance to dovelopo In to full manhood It is surprising t note tho convulsion of some pretend Christian leaders To give one il 4lustration I refer you to tho enclosed questions and answers sent to mo by R W Douthat Professor West VIr- ginia University Morgantown W Va On August fifth tnat gentleman be- Ing a perfect stranger to me sent me a letter saying among others learn ing that you are n thinker submitting the enclosed questions and an swers upon which I wroto him a few remarks on his answers I wrote him that ho could not demonstrate his an Jti swers if he wanted his seeiped to have changed tho coltprofjWs comb to the pitch of a Cuban fighting roost er as In his ncx letter ho jumped right at me with the request to glue him permission to have my letter printed in parallel columns with his own question sheet to which I replied that I did not write that letter for publication or I would have been more explicit See enclosed letter of my answers which is a true facslmllo He must have misrepresented my let ter as being evasive to enter in debate with him for ho got bolder and bold er and bolder until I picked him up and held him to his challenge He went so far as to intimate that he may come to Mt Sterling to lecture whereupon I made him tho proposl tion to have an oral debate for as many days as ho might choose From that tlmo ho acted like a wet hen find ing all sorts of untenablo excuses but I held him to his own shaft He finally agreed to shoot her off abou tho first of January but that I ought to boll my answers down as muchfls possible Well I boiled them down as much as Is consistent with clearness and sent them to him and that was the end of it After his seem- Ing earnest request to havo it printed over my name and a correspondence of sameive months he played the act of the Spanish fleet in the Spanish American war going to Manilla Ho crawled back to his hole being afraid to encounter his own shadow Such Is the trend of leading Chris tian demonstrations and professors falling back on their own secret un trodden trail Ho may try to produce the favorite excuse so often used by the preach ers that how Uld not debate with an Infidel but ho has cut off his own retreat Under date of September 12th 1904 ho wrote mo thus If you permit me to publish your answers by what title shall I designate you n1fidelto give you the fullest possible credit After avowing my principles to him he kept a hammering and seemed to much Importance to his answers which to average thinker would soundjgMgjabVffflng of an absented mind wrot me the last Decem b still Ailing me to bolt e on n gr ST is rat u todellghlnp thebllrds In the dictionary Iffhe would only ar range them In feuch a manner as to at least convey a shadow of a scien tific idea it would be FREDRICH we1lElIILI ATTACK ON DR MACKAY Branded as a Heretic Iowa Ministers Characterize His Views as Unorthodox Tho Rev Donald Sage Mackay pas tor of the Collegiate Church has been branded as a heretic by a number of tho Western ministers of the Reformed Church in America to which the Collegiate Church The above are belongsIginning of an York Tribune of March A part of tine account is as follows Dr Mackay yesterday expressed surprise at tho feeling which has been stirred up and said- I made brief mention of the matter in my sermon last Sunday morning because of the action of the Iowa Clas sls I quoted to my congregation this extract from a Scotch theologian of the type to which I drew attention the previous sermon The godly InI band shall say amen to the tion of his wife the godly parents shall sing hallelujah at the passing of sentence of death against their only child the godly child shall approve the damnation of his wicked parents tho father who begat him and tho mother who bore him If the Iowa Classls Indorses that typo of theo logy said as the theology of the tollaY1Istones by the roadside than preach such a caricature of the love of God Tho account further says Tine article to which exception is taken is the substance of a sermon delivered by tho Rev Dr Mackay in which he gives what seem to him to be reasons for an apparent growing perIsonalTho time has coma when nobody but fools and liars profess to believe in hell and a personal God is just as unreasonable as a personal Devil and how 1lJ tho h could you run the thing without a shonuff Devil Oh Rats come off j give that tired feeling c OSCAR WILDE A CHRISTIAN Oscar WillIe has been more disgrac ed for filthiness than any man that ever lived though a few years ago he t or 0 1 r i was the admiration of the world A similar character in Louisville a rich man was driven out of the city and has never since been heard from Wilde has written a book called Do Profundls In which he says God has provided him a home and in which ho says ho sees Christ and loves him He died in prison REJECTS OF CREATION Rev Dr Clampett Declares In Sermon That Few Thinking Men In or Out of Church Accept Narra tlve of Genesis NOT ESSENTIAL TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE Rector Asserts There Is Great Body of Church People Who Do Not Believe in Verbal Inspiration of the Scrip tures THEORY OF EVOLUTION SHEDDING MUCH LIGHT The Rev F W Clamett rector of Trinity Church in his sermon last night said that at the present time there are few thinking men and wo men either in the church or out of It who accept tho biblical narrative of creation and that if the question or untruth were put personally and spec ifically to the most enlightened and In tellectual members of his congregation ho would venture to assert that not would say that it was ever Intend lonethat men should believe that the Lord created the universe in six days and rested on the seventh And continuing Dr Clampett further said that the theory of evolution was throwing a flood of light on Chris tianity Tho above headlines and beginning of an article are in the San Francisco Examiner of April On the margin of the paper is writ tenRev Clampltt Is the boss sky buster of tho Frisco 400 You will bo able to join the church yet You will have to get a move on you to keep up with tho preachers- I think I publish two or three ac counts of big preachers kicking out of the traces every week ant we never hear oft an Infidel turning Christian except hen some preacher orTedltorni some defbelag i tie ndlCa ucl1 man when ve epmo to enquire to this rate w th all tne big preachers and big University presidents and professors coming over to Infidelity and none of us going back to the old ship how long will it be before there will be no preachers except these common scrubs like we find around Lexington From Cincinnati TimesStar RULE GOVERNING Religious Instructions In Schools Mod ified by School Board At tho secret conference of tine Board of Education Thursday night to discuss proposed new rules that relating to religious instruction about which there has been so much discus sion was modified so members ieve the main objections the first draft have been removed In tho ori glnal draft there was no express pro- visIon against reading religious books and the only religious Instruction prohibited was that of a sectarian char acter Tho rule as modified Thurs day night now reads Regulation 18 Section 3 Manners and Morals Instruction In morals and manners shall be given special con sideration by every teacher and a definite time shall be set apart In each grade of the schools for that pur pose such instruction to be prescribed by the Board of Education but igious Instruction and the reading of any religious books of any kind are prohibited In tho common schools of Cincinnati tho Searchlight IFrom has been favored issue of The Harness World of Cincinnati a trade journal enjoying a wide circulation and which is of inculablo worth to persons engaged In the harness and business The Harness wyscarIverago von visited this city he having como to Texas aa a dolagato to a conven tion of harness menu at Dallas Their stay here was brief nevertheless long enough for them to make many new acquaintances This number of Tho Harness World contains a valuable write up of our state In which Waco Is not overlooked The Searchlight editor was surprised to find in it a snapshot picture of himself that has knocked all tho conceit out of him It Is not his custom to spend much time before tho mirror and the only picture f If l t of himself that he now has was taken about twenty years ago so one can hardly realize tho shock he sustained on observing from this latest impres sion of himself how tlm and grizzly he has come to look If this picture should happen to meet the stare of Mr C C Moore of the Blue Grass Blade he will think I am trying to tail tote him In growing hair and whis kers f Send me the cut I want to print- It In thgBlade 5000 FOR KISS ThatsWhat A Wllllamstown Woman Thinks Hers Is Worth Sensational Case In Which Family Doctor Is Alleged to Have Been Too Familiar Before Federal Court The above are headlines In tho Lex- Ington Leader The kisser Is Dr J B Alexander and the kissed Is Mrs Bertha Mitts A part of the account is as follows On tho morning of his departure June 27 1904 he had bidden all thQ other members of tho family goodby and when he came to her a hand shake was not enough so ho caught her around the waist and imprinted a hearty smack upon her unwilling lips She said she was a Christian and resented such conduct which was not only inoltlng to her but caused her to have a nervous collapse and she was Ill for weeks That doctor ought to be tarred and feathered and tied to a stake and burnt alive Think of the awful suffering that Christian woman must have undergone rho probability being that she never had been kissed before She slid herself and society great in justice to sue for the pitiful little picayunish sum of 5000 She ought to have sued for 500000 not a cent less and a Jury should have given it to her with a chromo DR WILSON BLADE MAGAZINE AND DOG FENNEL C ittanooga Tenn April 1905 Brothew Moorejind Hughe- s1Jive read the address of Dr J B WI before the Congress of the Ain ht Assoclatlon at 1S That is the best address I everread an Fr ethought especially In regard to thIs government and the separation of chinch and state- I am glad he gave Mark Hanna an other riwlpe also Teddy Roosevelt for sending Judge Taft over to the Rome to consult with the Pope how to get the Catholic vote In the United States have waited a long time for your Magzlne to come out so we could have all the good reading put into book a blessing tliat would be Uncle Charlie I want you to send another Dog Fennel In the Orient to me A friend of mine wants it Also send 25 papers of DI Wilsons address if you can spare that many if not send less I can use them here ions will find post office money order for 100 for the book and 50 cents for the papers- I am going to write a letter to you about that Vllklnson debate that In terested me very much Would like to see you ARTHUR STONE THIS APE CAN TALK City of Mexico April 3The director tho national museum of this capi tal has received a copy of a report Is sued by Dr S W Spelztechlzze direc tor of the museum in Rio Janeiro Brazil detailing tine results of his ex perlments with monkeys The report is extremely sentatlonal Or Speiztechlzze declares that he nas taught one large ape to talk and to obey commands and says that he believes It possible to develop similar power and intelligence In the majority of monkeys Tho talking ape at present simply repeats words and ex pressions like a parrot but the Bra zilian doctor says he thinks the mal will ultimately reach such a grade of Intelligence as to be able to express his desires in speech Dr Spelztechlzze concludes his report with the statement that he is confident monkeys can be made useful In many kinds of work I have a distrust of any man named Dr Spltscheese unless ho had got an awful bad piece of it In his mouth but nobody can listen to a preacher five minutes without seeing that he is only a monkey that has learned to talk KENTUCKY MORMANISM BOOMING An item in tho Helper Morehead Ky Editor Bob Neal Campbellito preacher devoted to the squelching of Mormanism that the Broadway jaws Jt r fs MI ni JjBrl t I e i PR I il LIST k MENS N ODEL 16 SIZE WAlltHEiSHAMPDEN No 104 ivels 105 23 jewels 26 Win Klnley 21 jewels 23 ivjewels 12 General Stark W Jewels 10 16 Jewels irl8 SffetiB b WALTHAM Rivers 23 Jewels 60 Vanguard 23 Jewels 30 Riverside Hfeft P S Bartlett 17 Jewels 1260 16 Jewels 7 j jiS ELGIN No 160 or Bowels 49 270 Jewels 26 243 or 17 Jewels 2 17 jewels 18 241 Jewels m 12 16 jewels 860 7 JettCASES All the friew Model thin Silverlne Screw H Cases In Fahys Crow er filled god screw case guar H anteed by manufacturers Mrs artistic hand chased or plain 300 more 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rolled plated J aid Best Filled Gold 260 and Extra riii old i10 and Gents Chains f Sams vard trap any catalogue at same price or less E Cash rofuudl ato ae aDI PEARLS OPALS ETC am an expert IS Jtee4and will save you 20 per cent If you will order of mi i r aSend for pf tee fcvely Freethought Badges Rings Silver and Pted Ware 0 de e and My Tract Theism in the Crue We tree Tp OT TTSTEIN 110 NKI LA QR A OEin LUE w4 Campbellie churcfir If Jngton has given Neal 3000 to assist him in the squelchIt a valuable advertisement for Morman Ism and possibly they are paying Bob for It remember when Mormanlsm began and now 1500 miles from Its headquarters the tonlest and richest church in Lexington is raising money to keep Morman Ism from overrunning Kentucky and yet fools say the Chris tian religion could not have gotten such a start unless It had been true Go it Mormon Sic em Bob Its all nuts for Infidels 83 YEARS OLD f Blind Deaf and Feeble but Still Wants the Blue Grass Blade Orchard Iowa April 8 1905IFriend Moore I could give you a number of ex cuses why I am behind time in paying up I am almost blind and too deaf to hear common reading and am over 83 years old and am quite feeble I like your paper but I cant read it and when my time is out please stop it and find 1 to square do not suppose I will ever write againLnlerApply this dollar on scription but I still want tie Blue Grass Blade ELISHA CRAWFORD Thats pretty good but one old sis ter beat him She said she was 85 years old and she sent to pay fur five years in advance Thinks Am Right About Zacharyt Lookeba Okla April 1905 Mr Charles Cucumber Moore I suppose that Is your name or Zachary would not havo said so I have Jin read Zacharys book Moore and Ingersoll Unmasked I was in clined to think that you were misrepresenting him until read his book but I am convinced now that you were J Bealmear sent you a club of five and all get their papers but him Enclosed ten cents for Blades of rl- l2mlS D BEALMEAR Dont look like all my Oklahoma friends were souring on me as Wllkln son said they were doing Wants a Proxy Wedding Orville Ohio April 1905 Dear SlrThls I suppose is a request no one ever made of you and j F probably you will not grant hope you will fCan arrfyise with you wedding s If not kindly advise me of somtr In Lexington with whom I can Awais Ingan early reply I amS L WAG ERS fir do not know wnat a proxy wedding is and while I will not assist in any wedding that Is not strictly legal will do any reasonable thing to help you or any one else In a reasonable and lawful marriage AN ODD RELIGIOUS CONTEST Melllll Is an out of the way corner of Sicily where many of the ancient Ital- Ian customs and ceremonies are still observed Such a one is the Race of the Naked held annually on a certain day in summer On this day the faithful flock to the Church of St Sebas tlan to otter up their vows They are quite nude save for a waistband or a girdle of flowers in order to do honor to their saint who Is there represented In effigy as bound naked to a pillar In former times the competitors went wholly stripped and no little persua sloe was necessary to make them adopt at least some apology for choth ing They race to the church at full speed each eager to be the first to pay his annual homage to the patron saint the belief being that they thus avert ill fortuneNew York City Paper THE SOUTHWEST A Grand Country for Homeseekers and Investors Excursion Rates Twice a Month Arkansas Louisiana rnd Texas of er the greatest Inducements for per sons desiring to own their homes Cheap land producing almost any thing that can bo grown anywhere mild climate good schools good wa ter healthful surroudlnss and a growing country are some of the ad vantages Unexcelled for rising fruits and vegetables for early markets Land that can bo boughtfor to 10 per acre can be made to yield 100 to 200 per acre in orchard and truck farm First and third Tuesdays of each month we soil homeseekers tickets from Memphis and Cairo at one 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Rucker Hall 0000 of Rucker had given me 10 to assist the Blade because of its Prohibition views and then quit it because of its infidelity and then swore before the United States Court at Cincinnati that he did not know that the Blade was a Prohibition Infidel paper but heard that Court convict me of being Ia freelover and the editor of a free love paper when he had several times shown me the Blade hanging conspicuously on a rack in his office for his family and toe young ladles in his college to read f On various occasions when I called to see him paying him at different ties large sums of money for his services as a surveyor of land and as a teacher he showed me the Blade hanging prominently on a news rack and specially told me It was there for his family of both sexes to read and for the young ladles in the college to readthis freelove paper edited by a freelover a doctrine and gang that I have damned and am still damning and will continue to damn ten times as much as any other man that ever lived in the United States while all who know me believe nobody can knowthat no woman or man in merlca Is any less of a freelover than I am As long as the Blade hung on Ruck ers rack and those girls read it there was no scandal about his school while now some one or more of his girls have tried to burn down the Ltlu mgGl Athertons money and all the indica ions are that whoever put fire to the louse fixed It so that the fire would destroy the house while they and the oth- ery girls were at church on Sunday and one of the girls swears that three of i the girls have sworn to a lie about it I shall never forget old Rucker as folded his arms and leaned back against a table and looked at me with the handcuffs on the same as to say Moore this is my inning but a t lion people will damn him for that lit tie Christian trick- J These Kentucky Christian assassins that hide In the dark and In ambush find shoot each other in the back with Winchester rifles In their political feuds are glorified saints compared with Rucker who tried to ruin not merely me but my Innocent wife and children by sending me to the pent ientlary compared with which an as sassination of me would have been a generous and noble and manly deed N t The papers including CourierJour nal give as the best clue to the crime a letter from one of the girls of the college in which the following oc bursz feel sure that It was set fire io by a girl who went to church to try to clear herself by throwing sus plclon on those who stayed at home But Mrs Bristow says It had been burning too long that it was evidently Jane before we left for church aGirls Are Sworn itThe girls everybody most suspects at church too They seem to crave a inalnla for burning beds This morning each girl who felt that she could was asked to swear by God that she neither did it or knew anything about It Mrs Bristow took one at a a time In a private room and every girl swore but some one perhaps two or three have sworn to a positive jje IIMrs Bristow is Ruckers daughter and was present once and I think more than once when Rucker pointed out to me the Blade that he was so conspicuously displaying for his fam fly and female college students to reada Christian college President thus offering a freelovo paper edited W a freelover to a big college full of young girls and their lady teachers and his own wife and daughters it it hadnt been for old Infidel Ward en Coffin and old Methodist Billy McKinley President of the United States assassinated by a Catholic in t order to put In the present scrub who pled on Tom Paine I would have died the Columbus penitentiary As it d was I had a picnic and I am going Jo give old Rucker occasionally a J joastas long as I live as a sort of fore d t taste of the roast the devil will give him in the sweet by and by There Is but one apology that Ruck er can make me and that is to go and hang himself and leave a note asking Inc to forgive him and if he ever gets to be halt as good a man as Judas Iscnrlot thats just what he will do OLD DOWIE Sends me His Dun For my Church Dues Zion City Illinois U S A April 05 Mr Charles C Moore Dear Brother In ChrlstIt has been my desire to write to those in our fellowship who have not the spiration of assembling together with those of like precious faith- I write this letter to assure you that we are not forgetful of you and that we dally pray for you We desire those who have united with us to be ever mindful of the fact that they belong to a great army of workers who are enlisted to fight the battles of the King and to over come the powers of darkness- I trust you are keeping In touch with us through our Leaves of Heal ing and that you are being blessed Its weekly visits- I exhort you with all diligence to be faithful to God and to do those things which are honest those things which are lust trusting In Christ for strength and wisdom We know if we are faithful God has great things in store for us and for all who have espoused this cause May God keep you faithful and able you to live in such a way that your loved ones will be brought lute the fold and that the day will be hastened when the prayer of the Christ that all should be one even a He acid the Father are one shall be realizedvJ shall be glad to hear from you and to know that you are growing in grace and In the knowledge of Gods Word I Faithfully yours In the Masters service J G EXCELL General Ecclesiastical Secretary When I was In jail in Paris Kentucky New York papers printed my name Charles E Moore and some persons keepltup towthlsdy nothed fife slime years ago that my application had been accepted and that I was duly Installed a member of his church Whether some fellow sent In my name as a Joke or the old rascal Is trying to play me for a sucker I do not know but he expends a lot of tage and fine stationery on me in trying to collect my church dues If that gang ever get their dues they will find them in the penitentiary DR J T EDWARDS The Converted Infidel Not Heard From- Smithlam Ij IaAprll 05 of Blue Grass Blade and its many readers- I have read about every Liberal and Infidel publication in the United States and I have never yet heard of Mr Edwards who has lately been converted to Christianity after having been for 20 years an Infidel This is an unusual affair As a rule when a good man leaves Christianity he Is enlightened and has a good cause for leaving life of superstition and once In line of Liberal belief he becomes more enlightened and be comes a better man and as he grows older grows firmer in his field of eral labor and It is almost impossi rte for a man of this class to go back into the old ruts of superstition The nan Edwards never did return unless he became insane The Rev Mr Cauble forgot to say to what asylum Mr Edwards was takenI the Catholic church 12 years ago and have written much against that church but no reader of the glade will over hear of Dr Stolls con version back to old Rome I Invite all Roman priests to try their hands on meDR L S STOLL ill will be remembered that the pa pers recently published an account of one Dr T J Edwards who had written many Infidel books who went to hear Rev P C Caubel and was converted In the second sermon and burnt his library in the streets All the story showed on Its face that It was a Christian lie and I said so and asked for information and this Is the first answer I have gotten Christian lies are helping Infi delity as much as Infidel truth Is CHRISTIAN SUICIDE Dr W L Starr Coroner of Floyd county at New Albany has completed his inquest on Miss Bessie Hawley f 1 who died at her home four miles north of that city Sunday night a few minutes after she had returned from a religious meeting That s from the CourierJournal and is another confirmation of Rev Stroughs statement that nobody but atheists suicide MORE ABOUT ly AND HIS DEBATE WITH WELCH Woolsey Ind Ter March 28 05 Mr C C Moore Dear sir Please correct a little nib take that appears in my letter to the Blade Wilkinson did not say to me that you misquoted him but that you misquoted the Bible or ancient his tory I forget which I dont thing ho thinks near as little of you as he makes out ho does He just says things to get jou to talk back Its such a splendid advertisement for him and his paper Thousand of people have heard of him since the debate that pever heard of him before Its just like a preacher to get all he can free- I dont think I was ever acquainted with but one preacher who turned In fidel He used to live In the Terri tory I think he lives In Western Tex as now I dont know what brought about his change of heart He might have read the Bible until he was convinced of its rpttenness or some heartless Infidel may have done a tle missionary work with the Blade I am inclined to think It was the lat terHis name was Calvin Maxwell You might get him to write up his exper fence for the Blade and tell us wheth er or not he Is happier since his changeI us to have the debate ween Welch and YHklnson as soon as the crops are laid by and I want you to be sure and come and get bet ter acquainted with the Western pea pie Its like Walsh says we are up youEayternand you Judge us harshly for things we cannot help dCIbateready when it comes off and I think Woolsey will be the very place for It It Is just a little country store and postofflce pnd Echool boyish in the edge oltlig prett es ova Saw My house Is In about aids of of the schoolhouse and we hi Itaa nice well of water and little paifr leading down to the schoolhouse Its true there is a little ehnd in the path but if you will promhhtor sure you will come I will have Prof Turner our teacher to shovel It outs If he cant do tnat much for the cause he ought to join the Lurch and quit harping on his Infldelltst I would suggest that you and Wilkinson bury the hatchet before that tine If you dont it will throw a damper over the whole pushsOf course you could not afford to bog around here In the sand and grass you being used to walking on gravel roads and blue grass and thats why I say the sand must be shoveled out If you work the debat3 up so I will be sure it will come off I will be will- Ing to stay at home all the summer and wear my blue duckings and pumps and save my striped shirt for that special occasion Please tell Bro Snow that I am obliged to him for a Blade he sent me having his discussion with Wilkin son but that I do not think a discus sion in the Comanche News is deslr able and the Editor would have to get out of business Dont let any thing dishearten you but keep the Blade shining and cutting both ways and obllgeII MORRIS Old Bro Maxwell was at the debate He Is a sensible ahd good man and knows the Bible I have a high regard for the people of your country Ev ry body treated me kindly and courteously while there and nobody but Wilkinson has treated me discourteously since left there- can stand anything he said about me except that I was a gentleman because he was there to make me so draw the lire at Wilkinson I want that debate to come and expect re there If it docs come offI should of course be civil to Wilkinson but I would never again trust him for anything that Is high toned JUDGE P LADD Says he Will Retire From Infidel pagandlsnv ProI Almeda California March 05 Friend Moore Letter from Blade no signature at sand I am not and have not for a long time been reading any freethought I glance over a few headings of the Magazines and I am also at about an end of writing on such matters I have so thoroughly explored the entire field that it is but a waste of time for me to look more Into such matters so I am devoting my time principally to my private business affairs- Freethought papers and magazines received go into a receptacle and generally unopened where they are turn ed over to Albert Johnson for distri button when he comes over to see me the Blade among others The freethought cause Is a good and worthy one but to me the vein is worked out There is nothing more that I can say or write that I have not already said or written With two or three small articles on hand to send out I close While freethought publications have done much good in the past their day of usefulness Is over Free thought is In the air as religion was Krmerly The world has outlived Christianity It Is only a question of a short time when its funeral will be nounced Our libraries are full of books science and common sense have the field All men of sense are out of the woods Clergymen are whistling In the dark to keep up their courage while passing the graveyard In short this generation has outlived Christian superstition and all the fuss and bewailing of priesthood will not and cannot stop the funeral you and I turn the decay Ing corpse over to others for burial while we look after our ranches our farming interests our stock and grain fields allowing ourchlldren and young friends to kick tho dead IronPAIL- iSH B LADD P S The above was not written for publication but you can so use It if you please- It will be a notice from me that I am out of the field as a reader and writer on religious subjects I first saw Adalena Patti in London in For the last 25 years she has been making positively last tours in America There are others Make all tlgtt you write to the Blade short and sweet and strictly on Infi delity nothing else wanted except money from anybody- I didnt write you any letter UNIVERSAL IME FOLLOWS The Religious JvallnLo Angeles awt t fJ ifWLos Angeles Calif March 13 05 Comrade r ofthiisiTte Herald place announces 15 suicides in days A local Bky buster here preached a sermon In which he said it was attributable to Infidelity but how does it happen that It follows so close on the great religious revival here7 Halvert Kepped a holy good servant of God was founddeadon the floor with a vial of carbolic acid by him The Christian say he never intended to do anything wrong He had attended all the revival meetings here A Christian manalc has declared he had received a revelation from God to kill everybody Since the revival thb Insane wards at the county hospitals will not hold all the patients The city press in reporting It says that among the patients there Is one man who says he Is inspired to kill people- A coal black Negro has gotten a divorce on the ground that his wife has become santifled and made him cat out on a stump and called him an unsantlfied sinner Pickpockets and burglars attended the revival meetings and many holdups espec- Ially of women were reported The Galveston flood occured just ter a great religious revival and I am looking for one here S A SMYTHE Bro Smythe sends me newspaper extracts confirmatory of all he has hero written except that one about the colored brother with the santi fled wife I cant see that the big revivals In Louisville and Lexington have had any effect one way or the other on the people here It Is comforting to know that re only liable to have these once In every 33 yearsabout as often as tho cholera comes and I reckon the next ono wont bother me any I will then have a job plunking a harp dressed up in wings and golden slippers and my curls DONT WANT TO THOUGHT A PREACHER Corn Planter Pa March 29 C Moore Esq am pained to note that twice In your paper lately you have called me a Reverend I cannot Imagine how you got this Impression I am simply a business man who writes occasion 0001cupymust not offend again Call me most s o 1 Via the beautiful Inlud Passage to wrangel neau Skagway Glacier Bay and Sltka Pacific Coast Steamship Cos S S Spokane leaving Ta coma and Seattle June 8 22 July 20 August 17 connecting with through service of the NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY rrThe Lewis and Clark Exposition June to Oct 15 1905 and Yellowstone Park June 1 Sep 20 en route Booklets Four cents for Lewis and Clarke Booklet A six cents for Vonderland to A M Cleland f A St Pau Information Address J J Ferry Dlst Pass Agt 40 E Fourth St Cincinnati Q r A OF Iiil ti ii E + t V s J i i II FREE II II GENL 220 S Clark at Chicago 71i If anything but I draw tho line PreacherD G MORRISON I must beg leave under tho circumstances print this note as It ex plains that I was commending a man for doing a good deed that cost him something when thought was a preacher and thus showing that not prejudiced against any man who does good even if ho is a preacher- I do not know how I got the impres sion that Bro Morrison Is a preacher but I certainly thought was Its a hard thing find a preacher who will give any his money help a poor stranger Bro Morrison did Preachers think money was made be given them PERSONAL MAG JMound Minn March My Dear O Charlie You must ave ii large amount personal magnetism it could not reach u thousand miles away No matter how mad I get you cause you refuse publish my grand effusions I am sure come around and find that I cannot without the time Ttplres April but my pension will not be received until then I would rather you would not stop me Do as you like though if you stop my Blade for 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