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Digital page images are linked to the text file. fT2 ir f4 i yJ- r V- pJ- r BLUE URAS BLADEii EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCE I VOLUME XIV NUMBER tffJttZflDtIItfeptolfLEXINGTO KENTUCKY SUNDAY OCTOBER 8 E M 3051000AYEAR TERMS OF THE ELAPE tesue for one year100 In club of five NEW subscribers Htaents each 250 for five s1oo per year In advance reign subscription 160 ve new subscribers sent one year r 1250 Is all Money Orders Drafts and If1811 Orders payable to the Blue iNa fBtak tItlnt1t n Ky i Jyou change your adores ad this office giving your old as taevthe new agrees WtI msiid your uttfcecrlptlon IS y y usisanswer old WB fcrt red at the post office at Lexlna iriK as Second Class Mall Mat ier cI Address all communications to BLUE J GRASS BLADE P 080X 313 1Lexingtn Kentucky r Fayette Telephorie 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 it If your subscription ts due we wish you would ploase remit land save us the postage of notifying you GO SOUTHWEST NOW iD1d aeo for yourself the for making moneyfor opportunitiesI t in Oklahoma Indian I Texas Prospects were the crops are fine and show plainly the possibilities of the Southwest for you There Is need of more hands f to develop the country In the South west are vast areas of unimproved land not yet producing the crops of which It Is capable Praclcally the same things is true of the towns Few lines of business are adequately rep i resented There are openings of all sorts for the right men Are you one7 An exceptional Offer To enable you to see the Southwest the Kand T Railway will on Oct 17th and Nov 7th and 21st meIl round trip tickets to all poln Southwest at LJESS THAN ONE FARE RATES Tickets permit of STOPOVERS go Ing and returning and are good twen tyone days from date of sale Write today for particulars and ask for our paper The Coming Country i GEORGE MORTON General Passenger and Ticket Agent St Louis Mo An Exceptional Offer On the first and third Tuesdays of October November and December you can purchase tickets Southwest via K and T Railway at LESS THAN ONE PARE RATES This gives you an excellent oppor tunity of seeing this land of prosper ity for yourself Tickets permit of stopovers going and returning and are good twentyone days from date ol sale Write now for particulars and be sure and gta copy of my paperThe Cpmlng Country G LANOSTON Gsnerai Immigration Agent It Louts fr Y 1 W t fir v r Wt Id AKIND i BUT FRANK WORD TO THE EDIT OR OF THE NATIONAL RIPSAW The October number of The Nation al RipSaw has come to me It is a rardinlng that any man will submit to being told of his faults pecially publicly and take with good grace and I cqn only rely upon dem pnstrating that my feeling is one ot kindness to the RipSaw in order W galnasIhope its confidence ia tile sincerity of my profession that I want to promote its ti ppinezs and that of all of us in wl lcll I am saying though some of thethsg I say will be se tyore My resaons for feeling friendly toward the RS are that it takes the same view of some things that I doV It Is opposed to liquor drinking and my first open opposition to tie Christian religion pamo from the fact that the Bible and the Christian igIon are the friends of liquor drink IngIMany Christians naturally Want to defend the Bible against the charge of favoring liquor drinking but mo intel ligent fair nan can do that in tie face of the fact that according to tie New Testament Jesus Christ made liquor nnd gave it to people to drtek L8IL beverage and drank it himself and toW his disciples to drink it The Mohamnedan religion overran the very country In which Christiani ty originated largely On the ground that ChriBtlanl taught llqusr drink ing and that MohammedanlsiitfoppoBv edit The Russianst leaders In Christiani ty andHhe Japanese leaders in athe lam balo atet been brought into marked mtra ft and the world ia said that he veriosit7ot the 3ap anese in Vail thatmakes true men lay largely in aeAfaavthat the Russians Ik =in any paper that you can is in the Interest of the liquor Itradlyotf find the editor Quot lag the BIble as authority for the liquor business and in all of my long and extffhslve experience with news papers I have never yet seen a paper published In the interest of the liquor business tthat was edited by an Infidel and Ido not suppose there is such an one In the whole world lIt ils ti tact thowever to the dispar agement of Infidelity that some if not many Infidels entertain and practice the Christian view liquor drinking A great Inconsistency then in the RipSaw Is that It Is not only Chris tian but Intensely so and interlards nearly everything that 4t says with ligion quite as much as the ordinary professional religious paper does Nor are these Jh q advanced views of religion that are now seen and heard from many religious papers and pulpits but the old fashlon relig- Ion that believes in God and Jesus Christ and the HolyGhost The editor of the HB states his want df education sand this is evident from the fact that he does not know the grammar and orthography of his own language Errors of this kind flourish luxur iantly in the Blade but do not be lieve that anybody who knows me at tributes these to my Ignorance but to the fact that the conditions of my pa per are such us to preclude proof other hand the instances of such errors in the RS are not at all such as appear to be accidental but have all the evidence of being just as they emanated from the pen of the papers editor who does all the writ Ing for his paper There are many things in which great natural common sense without education count a great deal but theology Is not one of those things but is a thing requiring not only good classi cat education but special education for that particular thing and no editors ould presume to air his opinions about the Bible and Christianity so freely unless there Is some reason to suspect that he is Informed upon the subjectOf the preponderance of sen timent Is so immensely in favor of Christianity to this country that al most anything said In Its favor goes but If an honest man would maintain his own selfrespect and the respect of honest and intelligent people he r t JI jt C must not commit himself to dogmatic positions upon a great and most im portant question about which there are many reasons to suppose he Is in there is in the RS a use of slang and what the Christians call profanity that while moderately us ed by an Infidel like I am Is Incon sistent even in moderation in a Christian and to the glaring extent used by the RS simply unpardonable aad nauseating in the A very large percentage of the printing of the paper Is simply slang and profanity that adds nothing to the force of the statements and is not wit ty Sam Jones the Methodist preacher used or uses more slang than anybody and it was exceedingly coarse and uncouth but occasionally there was some little element of humor in what he said but not even this little appears in the slang of the RS Even in the case of Sam Jones who made more money by the use of slang the interest in the man has worn out while the man is still living and whereas his name was on all tongues and in ov sry newspaper you can scarcely tell now whether Jones ta dead or alive The RS claims to be edited la the interest of populism and Socialism Socialism dates to beta tie later est of the poor aa4 laborlag class The poorest people in the world are the Negroes I am a Kentucky fat mer and naturally kayo muck more to So with Negmes than ay city edit or would probably de sail tMe many faalU 1n tie Degrees that are cal culated to do thess a14 tie whites too great harm 1tfSlan eeriTfOf them aad wisk 1 ttfieiRetJtl8C to kelp themI a benighted neatieaY and Infidel andiia e no Blbleytd gaMeiiw In this matter and yet while I syaifeV tniaeywitn the black man and from ilm Very little syn turnthe RS STm and in saying unkln tUajpi about Jiim though the JlbJe baa W God hath made of onefleah all nations of men and God is ap respect or of persons I think there are in the Bible a great many things that are not good tout J Relieve that Bible sentiment la a good one and woudnt It be a good thing If a Chrlstlan like the editor ot the RS would change In this matter nnd try to help the poor tlgnorantne gro as that editor would wish some good man would do for him if their conditions were changed The golden rule Is certainly good whether we take It from Buddhism tor Christianity and that rteachea us that we ought to be good to others as we would have them ibo to us amder simi lar cIrcumstances It seems rae unjust that a man who was raised tin the North aa the editor ot the RS says ie was and who sanctions the taking of the Negroes from the Southern ipeople ms that editor al most xjortninly does should now go to a Southern state and talk more un kindly about the Negroes than almost any editor would who had been born In the South There are several things beside the liquor question that are discussed in the RB about which I agree with it but every page of it has various injunctions that we ought to be like Jesus Christ and yet you could hardly find any paper that has more to say that is unkind about men and es pecially the nigger the man of all the men in the world who most needs the assistance and encouragement and advice of good and intelligent white menI the chances that 1 will influ ence the editor of the RS by what nm here saying are exceedingly few and small but 1 can at least show hat an Infidel would have a Chris thin to do and there is always some chance that almost anything we say will have some influence and I shall be fully repaid if what I have here said will have even a small effect upon him for whose special benefit it is In tended The RS that opposes liquor drink Ing and the Harpoon of Austin Tex as published in the interest of the liquor trade quote the Bible Justallke and abuse the Negro Just alike Last weeks and this weeks Blade come out asa half sheet but we trust that we cannot laiahapetoeome out full size next week tr 4 j r j1 COURIER JOURNALt pN ROCKEFELLER has recently hadtan editorial on Rockefeller that has taken exactly the same position about him that I have done ever since the ociallsts have selected Rockefell er w crush simply because he is rich n das the beginning of a concerted effort to crush any and all men who arjjHrlch except In a special Instance like Wlllshlre the Yankee Christian millionaire English snobocrat of Tor ont Canada who Is exploiting the Socialists to make more money out of them and who is accordingly danjned by the little ChicagO Peoples Pr only Socialist paper that is edited by an Infidel and which is real lytfcp extreme in its Infidelity and is ratier aimed at Catholicism than at Chrstianity generally one of its prin cipjil writers being a converted Catholic priest Sequlm who took a woaan In honest marriage rather than Indulge himself In sexual indecency as prkists generally do murder and do basAhery of women beiag prominent aaMjng their varied list of crimes and ao far Sequim is all right But the absurdity of a Yankee mill lanaW like Wilshire going to Can ada an English country to print a pa perlin the interest of the poor work laginan of the United States and sa- y1ain that paper plainly that it Is net poBslble for any American woman to Txerclse the social influence that aa Engllsh lady can is one of the y things that fortunately are ding discontent among Socialists iselves Kentucky we have Christian an Ists representing ropectlvely the ocratic and Republican parties IVach assassinates the other by Ug him lnthoTmckXin the dark at 1Id th ged in this work by the money rayers and flowers and eulogies bytheIcrimeIr zlcentuckyeulclde and murder and Miwrce raging all the time like yel lowackn New Orleans there still remains Jn the heart of the average Krartucky man a loyalty to his country and to woman that makes him despise and scorn the Idea that an American woman Js inferior to the titled ladles of like Mesdame Stowe and Stanton had made too deep an Impres aba on the true American and espec- Ially thetrue Kentuckian ever to have their glories outshone toy the costly trinkets in the coronets of any foreign women One If he greatest compliments that I over receiedwas itwenty years ago when Dr Bullock of Lexington said I as the greatest Journalist ex K1ntuokrhadThe difference btween Watterson and me is that he Is a great man who has been wrong and 1 am a common man who Jias been Tight Henry Watterson and Joe Black burn two of the most brilliant Intel lects of Kentucky an idthe first the greatest American Journalist have for the runny years of their long and suc cesful careers been patrons of Ken tucky whisky and now In his old days Watterson a Confederate soldier can not be Governor of Kentucky as he otherwise ought to be the people of Kentucky slmplybocauseI horrors of whisky to pecially In murders In Christian sa loons on Sunday that they are simply afraid to honor as governor any man whose name has been so connected wit mint julip as Wattersons has and Joe Blackburn after having been ficially ranked as third among all the prominent whisky drinkers of America by the barkeeper In the saloon in the capital at Washington has now to precinctIin ure in his campaign for a state office proclaim that he had not taken a drInk of liquor In five years When two dUne Grass Kentucky Colonelsreal Colonels who have In the Confederate army have to come here ito Dog iFoimel precinct the most famous country precinct in the tL t ik1 J J whole world and publicly apologize for whisky drinking as both Watterson and Blackburn have done you may know that a landslide in the liquor sen timent is taking place even in Ken tucky a place that makes the most famous whisky in the world and where the people all take it straight ex ceptlng the religion they put In it But Watterson is right about Rockefeller The only charge that can be successfully susalned against that man Is that he Is just what every other man in the world would be if he could the richest man In the world He and his son are religionists sad they have a right to be especially as Christianity is a thing about which neither of them is Informed but they are both good and moral citizens aad the efforts of the combination of del and Christian Socialists to crush them simply because they are rich will be a boomerang that will return upon Socialism and wound it to its deathRockefeller with all his religion has been most generously using his millions to educate the people through Chicago University the president Harper of which is an Infidel and if Infidels are honest in their conten tion that education makes Infidels they are certainly very narrowmind ed in their crusade against Rockefell er who now Is using the money that he got by selling coal oil to give light to the world by giving education at an Infidel University to enlighten the world GONE TO HEAVEN BY THE HEMP LINE The Asherville N C Gazette News of Oct 2nd gives an account of the legal hanging of Peter Smith for the murder of his stepdaughter Peter was a good Christian of the Presbyterian brand and on the scaffold told the usual attory of all such how he felt that he hadua title clear to mansions In the sky aaitaxhorted opjere 40 meet him te hatNJee aJace to spend eteraltyvi JftarJa ltmistake About ibis matter hoav be full tot murderers sad all the people who have done good for the world will be in tell RJCH WIDOW AT PRAYER IS STRICKEN DEAD New York Sept 28 While kneel lug at prayer In her apartment Bt the Navarre where she had been a guest for a number of years Mrs W G Clarkson seventyfive years old a wealthy widow died suddenly of heart Clarkson was the only surviv ing member of her immediate family She returned to this city from Europe September 17th On Tuesday night about ten oclock a woman and her daughter who were In the room ad joining Mrs Clarksons heard her praying for the welfare of the New realIand her daughter word was sent to the office about 2 oclock and their rooms were changed The child was almost hysterical from fright The house detective rapped on the door of Mrs Clarksons room but got uo reply as the widow was deaf She had however stopped praying The room was entered and she was found partly under the bed as though she had fallen while on her knees FRED CARLTON Former Mlslonary and Naval Steward BigamyI E in the was found guil ty today of bigamy Carlton had four wives Sentence will be imposed tomorrow He is ac cused also of stealing and will be tried on that charge and on the charge of circulating obscene pictures Carl ton formerly lived In Washington D C and Cincinnati He was a mission ary A real live Atheist has apparently committed suicide at last All the Christian suicides will now be forgot joyIinincident According to the newspa hawkIa dose of laudanum Before doing so ho wrote a letter to the coroner and jury setting forth his reasons for the actand a very manly letter it was if jV iJ h YI r Lt tpo The poor fellow jajd that lade enza had left him a physical wreck that he could not earn his living sad that he had decided to die rather than burden the public with his main tenance and have years of trouble and painuIdeslre to be buried he oea cluded without any religious ceremony as I am an atheist and conclude with respect to all Whether suicide Is justifiable or not this mans last words were a dignified leavetaking of his fellow men Freethinker London England PARSON STEALS HORSE AND RIG Rev A Wilbur Bloom ted at Los Gatos for Theft of Mountain View Outfit San Jose September 3A WJlbur Bloom who was arrested today at Los Gatos confesses to being a hori thief and lays claim to being a clergy man On August 20tbFrukil9 Combs lost a horse and a brand nel rig for which he had just paid 176 the outfit being stolen from UoantaM View Sheriffs deputies followed tie trail of the thief sad succeeded in locating the animal oa Saturday after noon near Saratoga Today they found Bloom and the stolen buggy The arrest was made by Cowtable Horn of Saratoga aad City Marshal Springer of Los Gatos Blooms temporary residence was at Alma He has been touring the eden try posing as a representative of the CoOperative Boys and Girls Aid Society He declares that he was pastor of the Christian church In BatterS field for several years and that he Is still frockedIWhen brought to the County Jail to day he candidly confessed ills guilt explaining that ia bad made anane ments to sell his owa rig and that he did not have money enough to another Very ooiflpoeadJ plalned that McCoasbe riiMftt Ion appeared tb b bst d sfitir efIIMia hdrtadaVa end J 3taaddevewt ielaia4ehep4y i substantiated Three yews ARe he roalgaed frem a ffraspprotw ckr in Bake fteld ibeeawe of pear jbeaMh He tainted ip the pulpit jterin Mi last imormon and on lite departs from the town was ive A yefalar demonstration SERIOUS CHARGES AGAiNST A 1WETHOOf8T MINISTER Everett Wash September 16 Charges of conduct unbecoming min ister falsifying and heresy were read today against Rev T C Elliott pastor of the Methodist church at Van couver Wash before the annual see sion of the Puget Sound Methodist Episcopal Conference A select corn mittee was named to Investigate the charges riLE wAysouiiwsr The Missouri Kansas and Texas fty The KatyIIJ the most direct land iqonvenient line for all points Jn this bland of opportunity Jn Oklahoma Indian Territory and Texas Extend ing Jrom JSt Louis Hannibal Kansas iCity and Junction City ipn the North tGalveston San Antonio awl Shceve port on the South it traverses tie best and most productive sections of the Territories and Texas tOn its lines are located all ofIthe Jarjceat cities in Oklnhoma Indian Territory and Texas which in itself la aprisie asset to the wouldibe settler as it assures him in advance ia ready market for whatever he onay produce The geographical location of its lines its excellent ifacilitlea of nrattckuw train service with every lappeiat mont for the comfort and conveaieaee of its partons 4n the way quick oer vice through chair cars and PullmandSleepers And its Wellmanaged hotels and dining stations owned and oper ated by the jRalhvay are timportant factors ito the traveler who consults his comforts as this business dna trip Southwest Josephine K Henry Is writing a pamphlet on Marriage and Divorce iItIwmvital question that is claiming somuch attention from Church State andthe press The size of the edition will de pend on the demand tor this pamphlet coPiesta K Henry Versailles Kentucky The prloeOf this pamphlet will be announced later In the Blade t11IT t fil I s i l JAS ARMSTRONG JR AGAIN Jr 1 San Antonio Tex Aug 31 1906 f Dear Brother Moore Good men and bud wen are uuiu 1not mad You are what you are ly Jthe very nature of your being lad for this reason your mottoes can never be subject to change By thla I Dean that certain kinds of motives havo til IJ ways determined now determine and shall continue to determine your will Willing takes place silently within J the Inscrutable depths of being and If reason does not forbid it will mani feat itself In actions which we call conduct Now every one knows that human conduct Is for the most part deceptive made so by the constant struggle of existence As to what we do therefore It Is evident we have a while as to what we feel and tYwill we have absolutely none The person whose heart is filled with noth tag but cruelty may conduct himself kindly toward you In accordance with 4apreconceived plan to deceive and x use you It is also true that a really good man may conduct himself toward you in a seemingly cruel manner the object of which would be to do you conduct will always Immediately reflect our will so long as we meet 1 with nothing that amuses us to conceal the true Intent of the will The will like the body follows the line of least resistance and passes at once from desire to satisfaction if there Is noth ing to hinder it To Illustrate No ODeI would build a bldge or go a stream if like Christ he could walk on y the water He would go straight f across because he could not possibly will to walk several miles If the r walking of one mile would answer the same puporse getting across the 4 river Mans own limitations and the various obstacles opposed to him by rte Nature compel him for the most part 1to take the longer way round both physically and psychologically but there is nothing In heaven or earth or hell that can make him will to take the longer way And now Brother Moore the differ ence between the moral and the Im moral man is brought out very strik ingly It Is this The moral man takes the longer and even the longest way round in the satisfaction of his desires For instance I am hungry and you have money The short way the Immoral way toeatwould be to sand bag you or rob you In some manner The long way would be to work for you or ask alms of you if I did not rob you it would not be because I did will to have the money as easil possible but because could J p jinot fc1m ute ySu In own be i i If Iwere so constituted I 4 will to Injure you though ken itself gaped to receive me Of course 1Ii rather than go to hell myself I would send you there but unwillingly and be sorry ever after that I was put to such a terrible necessity Thin idea brings out the nature of remorse a which is nothing more than the sor row a good man feels who is compell ed to injure others against his betteri fl 1ncllnaUOIJ f e good man hates pain as much h s in others as in himself and the very r best of men would Inflict pain on orqrflies regardless of its attitude himThat Is he would not hurt anything for the mere sake of hurting It which is the nature of revenge and all truly malicious acts but always for the good he might do to another being or other beings Unlike the Hindu he would not refuse to kill snakes and wild animals of prey but he would make way with them as humanely as possible Schopenhauer has much to say c- onycorning morality of the Hindu by way of approval but I directly oppose his t ideas by denying any morality at all to people who refuse to inflict suf fering on other beings that they may themCfetched expediency because at bottom ib it rests on purpose design etc while the true moral action comes from a therefore would bea kindhearted wjll that is without purpose or design oecause it is without Intelligence and manifests itself in acts of unfailing kindness and benevolence In the same way that water flows down hill sap r rises In plants or the stars shimmer nightaateleoligical nature of human will I fold that it is Impossible for any kind of a religious man to be moral It is the same whether he is trying to attain Nirvana Heaven Paradise or Walhalla or trying to avoid their an titheses it Is they that make him kind and good just as it might be the tear of the penitentiary that would keep me from robbing you On the other hand atheism does not make men good but show me a good man who is an atheist a man who fears neither the dungeon the rack nor the gallows and I will show you a man who Is as moral as it is possible for man to be according to his grade of intelligence My perfect moral man a vi t r atheistical genius He would need genius which Is nothing but the clearest possible Inslgb Into the nature of things to give adequate effect to the bias of his will It should however be borne In mind that a kindhearted atheistical mediocre Is none the less moral since morality is qualitative and not quantitative The moral crK terlon is not what we do but what we Intend that is what we will to do You brother Moore are a type of my moral man to a certain degree anti Moses Harman Is a type of my moral man to a higher degree and Tolstoi to a still higher degree By this I do not mean that either one of you Is less moral than the other as the word degree would imply but I mean that Harman makes a greater manifesta lion of his innate moral bias than you do on account of the superior enlightenment of his will by a higher grade of genius You really Intend to do all that Harman intends to do and he Intends to do all that Tolstoy Intends to dothat Is free men from slaver the difference between you be- Ing that Harmans definition of slavery includes more than yours does and Tolstoys more than that of both of you You oppose eocleslaaticlsm only Harman opposes eccllesiaatlclBxn and the State Tolstoy opposes all that and Harman oppose plus the more remote but equally enslaving tendencies of art and sexual love Your will to do good is not lack lug but your intelligence to know how to do it is deficient You have the courage to be an Anarchist If you only had the genius Your mistake is that of a man who mistakes water for poison and although thirsty uses to drink You think men can be made good by law and therefore you are a governmentalist You think Anarchism stands for cruelty and murder and general social disorder Including the corruption of women You seem not to realize that no en lightened good man wishes either to rule or be ruled to kill or be killed It is only the enlightened bad man who wishes such things and If you believe as I believe that there are more enlightened bad men than en lightened good men you should still remember that the worst of men could do very little evil without the Church and State Both Nero and John the Twentysecond without the State and Church would dwindle into petty trims who would be made way with as we make with snakes eta Nor should you fear that any extraordinary number of men would turn bandits without the State for that is Impos willymost of menof all men Is to easily as possible and It can wn with the certainty of math ematical demonstration that the eaa lest way to live Ina stateless society would be by the sweat of thy brow As for my part Brother Moore I am simply a thinker of a certain cal iber I have neither the courage nor the genius of yourself Harman or Tolstoy I am not a propagandist I am only aggressive on paper I think and write for the same reason that Herbert Spencer played billiards and enjoyed the piano It was the way of the man The only thing that I stand firmly for and as firmly as you stand for anything Is the poor privilege of enjoying myself without injury to others And so wishing you well and hoping you will grow kinder toward your fellow Bonnlvard Moses Harman I am as ever Yours fraternally JAS ARMSTRONG do not understand how any man of good common sense and ordinary accumen could have any sympathy for Harman and for me too Two men could not be more absolutely an tipodal than Harman and I are Har man is a man so thoroughly imbued with the idea of freelove that he pub licly expresses his pride that his daughter is the mother of an Illegitimate child and he associates that daughter with him in editing a free love anarchistic paper I cannot im agine how a man could be any more debased than to glory in the fact that his own daughter is an Impure woman If his daughter had been overtaken In a sexual fault and had shown the ordinary womanly shame for it and her father had stood by her could and would honor him for his manhood But for a woman to prostitute herself and then join with her father In editing a paper the pur pose of which is to Induce other women to do the same is in my Judg ment the lowest depth of degredatlon No right thinking man is going in this day to admit that there Is no such thing as virtue among women and no moralist Is going to put Caes irs wife on an equality with Rahab the harlot the New Testament model of the Christian religion and no well balanced man is going to admit that u woman may prostitute her own body and still be regarded as a fit compan ion for true women I might take Into my home a woman who had been a professional prostitute and who was penitent for the life she had led and was trying to do better but I would i v1r J t I prostlIwomen more sym pathy for Lillian Harman than I would for her father who is proud of the de basement of such a daughter I have lived nearly seventy years In Kentucky and have therefore had line opportunities to see depraved men but Moses Harman is the most depraved man I ever saw and his equal could not be found in Kentucky It may be that Harman Is opposed to ecclesiasticism as is also true of many other Methodist preachers but he has all the Instincts and earmarks of a Christian and you never saw an Infidel editorial in his paper and he has used the debasement of his daughter to make money just as Abraham used the sexual debasement of his wife for that purpose Then Harman is an anarchist as no man of good sense and good morals can be Tostoi has lately announced himself an anarchist and he is ono of the greatest and best of the earth but if in his old age his intellectual faculties are not falling he simply means that he would rather havean archy than such a government as Rus ala a thing that millions of the best and wisest men may say No man of any intelligence thinks that society and order and morals could exist without government and the people who now call themselves anarchists are either murderers like those who have Assassinated our Presidents or a set of visionary fools the first to be condemned the latter to be pitied No man with proper conceptions of morals would ever put Harman and Tolstoi In a class Tolstoi Is one of the great of the earth a man whose appreciation of sexual purity has been shown for very long life by his devotion to his one wife Harman Is an Ignorant bigoted Methodist preacher who having in full degree the sexual depravity of preachers generally and of Methodist preachers specially has attempted to throw off the guise of sexual decency and taking Solomon as the great example of humanity bring About a state of affairs in which mast and women may cohabit Indiscrimi nately There ought to be Informa lion on this subject but it ought not to come from Ignoramuses and moral degenerates like Harman It a question that can be and ought to be discussed Intelligently and morally pndInInfidel Dr Tilden of Denver Opt Clinton Iowa Sept 1611James E Hughes Dear Brothor4Belilnd the r It just to hand and I thank you v ry much I will takeilt to the lbrartsafternoon The above and Doc Fend In the Orient are my two stand bys They lie within my reach at all times and I never reach out my hand to take either without calling to mind the time reached out my hand to their author when I saw him coming up stairs at the Congress of the American Secular Union in Chicago In 96 I was sorry that it was not conven- Ient to accompany Barborka to your Congress at Lexington But I live In hope to be able to meet yourself Bra Moore Wilson and the whole outfit in the near future And now since things seem in good shape inclosed find 200 dollars to pay for a copy of Behind the Bars and send It to my nephew James MaCni coil 16 Lawrence St Dundee Scot land I was in Scotland 16 years ago and find some of the seed sown fell on good ground but some of the folks didnt like my refusing to use liquor and tobacco and probably felt com forted to think that I would get smoke enough 4n the sweet bye and bye- I would like to be remembered to Bro Moore and the lady who said Under the circumstances I am proud to be the wife of a convict JAMES ALEX GREENHILL To Josephine Henry Versailles Ky Fames great seal was on thy brow at birth Though no wlsemen Journeyed to the land Where the babe was born with mental girth To bring destruction to the churchs stand The signals royal In thy dome pf thought Doth fame afar their beacon light With thy gift of genius great truth are taught To the mental serfs of superstitions night Within thy heart was born assurance strong inou hast a soul that on Itself lies And human love to help the world along To mental freedom from the churchs lies Thou art truths great printeeapt Its altar kneel r i1 r 1f M 1 f1 i a p t lfr Thy life the sacrifice at Its sacred shrine From thy master mind all you know or feel Is spoken freely for Immortal time ALBERT JOHNSON San Francisco Cal ABOUT DR WILSONS BOOK Mt Sterling Ky Sept 20 1905 Friend Hughes I note in the Blade that Dr Wilsons book is to be issued within a few weeks I also note that you have taken all risk upon yourself to publish it I therefore send you 260 for two books which will cover the binding and tage for both If the books are such as I would expect from our able Doctor I am confident that I can sell sev eral more as I did of Dog Fennel and trust that our liberal friends will make strenuous efforts to bring before the public as many books of that memorable Rome Congress as their means permit not for the mere sake of filling the shelves of our libraries but to let the public know the true state of things as they actually are instead of the one thousand and one books of travel describing what never existed or ever happened of holy sepul chore nativities bones of grace and all the ears toes and legs of decayed saints which help to fill the pages and mislead the minds of the credulous The simple fact that a book is written by Dr J B Wilson ought to be sufficient assurance that the book will be well worth the price and bring credit to the author Judging by the letters he has given us In the Blade It is reasonable to expect that the book or rather the 1600 books will sell out within a few weeks and a second edition be called for Aside from all prejudice or self terest some freethinkers may entertain a book of this kldd must needs appeal to every lover of truth and freedom as it treats of a land whence emanated a world full of superstition which has cost humanity untold mil lions of lives destroyed billions of dollars worth of property and mali ciously confiscated the property of thousands who had the manhood to press their honest opinion It Is the land were our dear Bruno suffered martydom for insisting that the earth was round In contradiction of an er ronious book Dr Wilsons book treats of the city aye the very spot where our hero breathed his last amid the flames and smoke of green wood kind led by the worlds Ignorant rabble yea the Italian the Romish religious rabble rear fln ignorance by a church that still bojks sway the sameoldyste tkbexceptio the few who in spite of all oppositions of that Holy See have dared to take a bold stand igalhst that seal of inten tional Mysterylsts Dr Wilson Is one of the brave few he deserves the confidence and esteem of every rational thinking person and should be encouraged in every way possible to enable him to fulfill his mission so that his natural talent may not be lost in the tumult of agresslve majorities Ra tionalists remember Giordano Bruno remember Thomas Paine remember all the noble Heroes and Heroines who have paved the way that led to the freedom we now enjoy not In a spirit of vengeance as many Chris tians do toward the mentally free but in a spirit of kindest feeling towards those Whose minds are still laboring in the thrones of superstition assist ing them to throw off the omnivorous Roman Octopus and in time they will thank us for having thus freed them after they have been Initiated into that great immutable realm of nature they will look back in amazement and wonder what has kept them back for a whole century and will exclaim Superstition EMIL FREDERICK I do not think we can afford not to have Dr Wilsons book I have paid my 500 for 5 copies to the Doctor himself and there are hundreds ofI people who read this paper who can afford to do the same- I want to keep one copy myself and give the others to friends As Mr Hughes has the publishing of the book It will help him- McLeansboro Ilf Sept 29 1904 Dear Mr Moore Inclosed find 200 to renew Blade and for Dr Wilsons Rome book The Blade is getting better all the time I take a greater Interest in it since met you and Dr Wilson and Mr and Mrs Hughes and Dr Bowles at the Congress last fall Im sorry Mrs Henry Mrs Closz and Kidder were not there I remember how bitterly we were all disappointed at Mr and Mrs Wagners when Mr and Mrs Hughes came and announced that you were not coming Mr Soil and his daughter had come clean from North Dakota to see you and another man nad brought his little boy from Indi ana for the same purpose You re member tho little Doctor of Divinity Donald Darwin Dally But I remem ber how soon the difficulty was over come the telegram sent which found you in the cornfield gathering com to fI t r All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park tl VERY LOW RATES For time rates and further Information write to J J Ferry Dill Passenger Agent 40 East Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio Ii Send four for Lewis and Clark Booklet and six cents for Wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt St Paul y The Worlds Best IwE carry complete stock of J Desks Ribbons Papers all supplies all makes of machines Competent who can operate anymake of machine furnished without charge to either party r for our booklt or a talomaii just the Smith Premier the most ind of all machine f Ofo Smith Premier Co l134 W 4th Street CINCINNATI O yrrz and how glad we all were tosee you I regretted that Miss Gibson and I lost you in the fair grounds lot I was en joying your remarks and comments better than the show ont have meet is side anoWajstich you get to heaven they will mistake you for St i remember a laugh It caused wnen the street car startedsUddenly and you caught that woman that was about to fall You said you aimed to let the man go but wouldnt let any woman fall around you We all re member W C Wagner and his splen did family I have never seen another whose views were so Identical with my own unless it be Elbert Hubbard And do we hear from you no word of sympathy for poor old persecuted Moses Harman Yours for Liberty W EMMETT JOHNSON McConnellsville 0 Oct 1905 Editor Blue Grass Blade Enclosed 100 to extend my sub scription Put me down for one of Dr Wilsons books I will send the money in a few Will the editor please give me names some good books on evolution I have read Darwin have been a reader of the Blade for three years and my family and Ii are all much pleased with it It has Infidels out of my wife and son and two daughters I was raised an Infidel My father was a true Infidel He and died in the Infidel faith and by his request was burled without any Bible banger around him My wife says she would like to have Bro Moores picture to hang up beside the soil which she banIShe has read Dog Fennel and thinks it one of the greatest books she has ever read Very truly J p HOOPER Somebody please write him the names of good books on evolution I am not a flrstclas authority Lowe idaho Sep 27 1905 Mr Charles C Moore Dear olr and BrotherHaving read Dr Wilsons article in the Blade of the 17th I am happy to say that I dorse his views and wish Mr HugheS could have orders for 5000 copies In stead of 1600 or 2000- I will do my best to raise it to 2000 and I give my order for two more and I fiend along the sweet Will lams i suppose I am entitled to two cop- Ies by subscription to the Rome Ongres8 fund previous to the Doc tors departure for Rome i i 1 r r 1 Health I st Education WorshipePleasure a VISIT- YELLOWSTONE PARK T1 NORTHERN PAOIFIO RAILWAY cents Minn i We Sell and Rent Tfce SmithM Premier 7 Typewriter a TypewriterI for stenographers to Typewriter Peterywhat days made lived IMr Hughes can use the Willie to i f my account with the Blade ftj IJweeksI would like to have a Rome book 1 r addr niece MlwJe SaniflHIHHUnsviiie Mf6h MI w to do atllcanto emancipate thi minds of people who rehi religious or superstitious bondage I will be 70 years old on the 28th of next January I wish I could order twenty copies of the Rome book- Fraternally yours tJ B ASEYJ Manatee Fla Sept 19 1905 Charles C Moore Yes a great tiffany men spend a few 1y dollars a year for tobacco and some spend a great deal of their money for liquor but that fact does not Justify you in speaking of working men as a class who squander their all for tobacco and liquor and then strike forjhigher wages that they may spend more money in the same way Ie1impressionstatements are a slander on millions ifofcountry who spend nothing or l tie for tobacco and liquor and I think i lis enough to cause all honest sober X and seifrespectlng working men to s banash the Blue Grass Blade from tnelr homes so long as it is edited by one who classes them all as being in J the same cjass and that of the lowest element to be found among the work Ing men You being a man possessed of plen ty in the name of your wife you ad Jfvocate a system that would work theilaborers long hours on short pay and I suppose do so without knowing or caring ANDREW COOK Sprlngvllle AlaHerewith find 1 for Blue Grass Blade one year I will soon make some additional purchases J F OSBORN St Paul MinnI believe you should write a Bible I would buy at leastrone copy Yours for the success of the Blade STEPHEN SYLVESTER Josephine K Henrys pamphlet Woman and the Bible Is meeting with warm commendation It Is now circulating In all sections of the United States and orders for it have been received from England Scotland Ger p many and Sweden As the edition Is being rapidly exhausted persons de siring copies of this pamphlet should apply to Josephine K Henry Ver rah sallies Ky and they will be sent as long as edition lasts Pay up your subscription to the Blade and help us Issue a full sheet tyr