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yourself Tickets permit f k seoo ors going aad returalag and are good twenty see days from date M vefseIV write now for particulars cad be sareaadget a eepy of my paper The Ooeatryfi j LANG IT ON J HMrallsMBjgratlM Agent Sto Lewis rt dit w DR5WILSON COMING OVER TO TAKE UP ITOR MOORES WORK DURING HIS ILLNESS The condition of Charles C Moore the noted lafdel editor has shown no improvement during the last 24 hours and his recovery is not only regarded as uncertain but doubtful During a telephone conversation Saturday Mr Moore admitted thatlieli was weaker but his strong robust constitution enabling him to make a gallant fight for life Saturday morning there was a mor in the city that the noted Infidel had paeeedevrayd Hts fleally was coEamuBlctedlwitk atiielr meal e neat Russell Cave and the rumor danledi If Editor Moore should become din abled free oentinulag his labors M eilltoroftklIlueGraH Blade his work oa that paper willbe taken up byDr J B yruoB of Cincinnati Dr Wilson will arrive In Laxtectea Sea day morning to consult with the pub Usher ana c4ers interested tM pap Lexiagtba Leader J The aboya is from the Lexington Leader I h VetWtIgkta deal as to what shoaldTbe done with the Bide in the eventfet my death and it has generally appeared to me that Dr Wilson ought to be Its editor and Mrs Usury and Mrs Closz its co editors dI do not fully agree with Dr Wil son ia all of his views hardly any two men would agree upon all things and altogether hdo not know of any man who would probably conduct paper nearly to suit me in the event he survives me as is highly bWe I do fist ggjaw ay area k erorl4sny i aa arwwa qJ J e Jwart New DM1rLPAINE MEMORfAL REDIDICATEDV With Mllftary HonorsWail Known Men Laud Another Patriot at Cjty AcepUnce Salute of Thirteen Guns Saturday was a great day in the memory of Thomas Paine the Author whenbon avenue was rededicated and turned over to the custody of the City of New Ro chelle by the members of the Paine Historical Society the Paine Memorial Association and the Paine Bronze Bust Committee The occasion was at tended by a military parade in which the Mayor and the CommonCouncll a battallion of infantry from Fort cum a detachment of four guns from the Second Battery N O N Y the Bronx Flandreaur Post p A Rcof this city Norman Crosby Com mend Spanish War Veterans of thl1I city The Minutemen of New York commanded by Major B T PnUaad the Sons of the American Revolution commanded by Chairman Edward Hegemaa Hall participated She Wo mena Auxiliary of FlandrlxPOIt had their part in the celebration whe they served lunch to the visitors who theIwhich played several selections at th monument and also accompanied a large groupe of school children who saag patriotic songs under the dlrecitloa of Prof George H Fore- The ceremonies at the monumeat were simple but occupied the better part of the afternoon The proceiwlon reached the monnraeat about too oclock where a large crowd of people had already assembled Seated about the shaft which was decorated with Sage and flowers including a handsome wreath with agree lobos HIltIby Mme Adellaa La Fort of NeWc York were those who were to take part la the speaking and members of the societies wjiteh dedicated the memorial to the eity They included Dr X B Foots Jr M D treasurer of the Palae Bronze Bust Committee Capt George W Loyd of the Paln Historical Society W MacDonald of Manhattan Liberal Club the sculptor lelwldcll0111JlAHeek fU Brooklyn Philosophical Association These with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen constitution the Committee of Arrangement Mme La Fort who has attended every Paine celebra tins hero and in many other parts of the country would have been present Saturday had her health permitted br D Foote Jr who acted as chairman of the meeting recited the history of the memorial Paine died in 1809 and being a reel dent of New Rochelle was burled about fifty feet south of where the memorial now stands In 1819 an Eng a friend of Palnee came reand dug up the bones taking them to England to use them to aid him la starting a revolution there but he failed The bones knocked about England until they were finally lost A tailor by the name of B Tillle se cured a mall portion of the bola nda lock of the hair from the skele ton of Palms and in J900 sent them to America to M D the author laofthem to the Memorial Association Dr Foote exhibited the relict and annona ed that it would be placed under th memorial and when that is done all that is left of Paine will agate rest Ja New Rochelle the place where he died 1839 1000 having been railed for the purpose the present marble shaft was erected No care was takes of it until a few years ago when It was in a state of delapidatien whw it was repaired and the bronze bust was paced upon it Dr Foote an nounced that apprize will be given for the boat essay on Paine consisting of a thousand words subject ie be The Paine Memorial And Why It Should Be Cherished And Protest ed Paine continued Dr Foote was sot a Revolutionist for he endeavored to Amerieaaadde id the same in France later for hi kmr iftat he who llveth by the sword dtota by the swordf Theodwre kharol UM Brook Jrti lloopbtaid Aeoiiieicsants a4 sseeyitta e epaak It in aer 1787 Hew s by taros a Siayasirbee- a custoM Howie employe a chooses pwKkerLUTHER BURBANK THE INFIDEL HORTICULTURIST It is astonishing bow many in pro portion to numbers of the inventor e and discoverers of the world are In Burbank whose name is faI mlllar to all by the potato that he produced is the greatest hortlcultur 1st of the world He lives ia Callfdic nia The Saturday Press of Chattanooga boHe believes in such aa extension of ithe doctrine of Darwin as will ia some age develop a that is Im mensely superior to anything we have Of course this is simply a foregone conclusion This particular little world that we Inhabit will la the course of say 10000 years have men so far superior Intellectually and nonw know of that we would not recognize them as mono but would suppose them noew see ofeare o day intelligences that are as fa ahead ofRoosevelt or Burbank as are ahead of a common oat GtBX e world and took a part of an evenly gothlmrof a larger growth who have no ade quate conception of nature Burbanks piece closes as follws What will hasten this develpmeat most ot all The children Dont llroperrearlagofI 11HUlslife with fear of an after world Tkere e t usoreor sofas teach them lessons of good act proper living combined with an abundance of well balanced snarlsh trlboo ir rl iJ i i tt AN APPEAL nt TO CRI4lTIANB AND INFIDELS TO fORK TOGETHER TO DO JGOODJr 17 JT A a beautiful morning Satur jla her 21 My health is v- encnu It Is hardly possible that I can live very much longer and I write thta Winking that it may b amy last writings t j greatly gratified to see as II thin la advance that alter my death Chr i 8 will think more favorably- of han I hob thought they would do ajri want to use this fact to helpi us Christians and Infidels goedffcnd do good I many dear good letters from Irifl4ii4 especially old ones but I get Erna tafldels who believe in Social m e lode or anarchy some uFklslt rY letters the writers of which unhappya doeThefts unkind letters affect me very muekby exciting my heart which Is th e st of my disease B of them write like they want and like they would much me dead than to have me tol opposing them in theories immoral and opposed to happiness of humanity beingIde eNrMklag people good and have turn edInfidelity loth from the reason i they do not believe Christianity ei other religion to be true ant i further reason that they want Infidelity as a means of making happier t to beg of of those lafideift ant to saabe the world Jwpjrfec Aok set Maiesrage all deer jakg rpwwnwhkvr w d tMn drftajgas OIl laMel rkOf course we eaaaet stop finis all for they consider these teMJHF rary Issues that spring up any year yearsIbflnrratio of religion that has occupied lie miads of the greatest and best enffend women of all ages and all rlesBe of us man or woman who iiiily a jroclatea the condition must do all that we can by precept and ox aapb to keep the minds of Infidel tiwdlupon the great principles of our organization AH through my Illness Christian e have manifested a strange and most gratifying interest in my health and have dean much in evidence of their kindly feeling toward me This has een specially true among my neigh and has given mo great oncour age ien for I do not believe it reasonable to suppose that peope who would come to see me and enquire about me in every way and in so many ways express kindness toward me when I seem likely to die any day would turn and speak unkindly of me as soon as they heard I was dead It would be verY unnatural in me if rdid not appreciate the kindness of these Christian people A Christian lady and her daughter that I had never seen came in a bug gy from a distaste of 13 miles to see hrad been praying for me for years and she brought me flowers and a little alrthrough which her son 14 years old had marked his favorite passages To her uellef In religion is a matter of sentiment while to me it is a matter of argument and demonstrntio- aad naturally we would not agree oar conclusions but the earnestness of the woman impressed me and I be Itshe Ii a good woman and it is tile arneatnes and goodness of that kind of people that I want our Infidel people to eteit to work with us true Infidels for the purpose of doing good is the world regardless of what people believeor do not believe about re listioait go difference what we ba lieve if our hearts are only right and we weal to do good so as to make our selves oat others happy Let us all try to be kind to Chris base and try te set them a good ex ample and let us see if this little paper with all of its vicissitudes can nit become a great mean of combln lags IIi effort thousands I OHIMOIl IIIl v and thousands f Christians and dels who want to be better and to do hapIIt is a time when strange things are happening and It is not at all impose bio that this little paper with ames sage of that kind might attract and enlist the interests of such Christians and Infidels Just alike as want to do willryng some to the other In order to accomplish their com IseMy last days are probably now com ing Upon me Cannot all who are real ly my friends combine with me in this grea purpose It can but make you happier to try t Write to me and assist the paper n every way you can REV t JOHN M1 HARLEY ATTACKS SENATOR TILLMAN OF SOUTH CAROLINA ON TVIE LIQUOR QUESTION t 6Inson ator B R Tlllman author of lcDls pensary system for liquor said part as follows I do not hesitate to say I can find in the Bible a dozen or fro texts recognizing the use of liquor where you can find one which discour ages it or denounces it Where does tie sin corps In Tue sin does not rest upon Bible authority it tests upon the preachers authorty and I ob sect to any preacher changing the scripture to suit his fanaticism and make me swallow hknVellglon laugh terandcheerliYCtlcannot show me lithe sorlptaN except in one or two ed sear where the use pf wtee M dew nejV a sin and I 4 Is epoke i it nth d i ReTifXHat thaI efter to th ittaekfz fen tor lUl nan for sari At the Il4h1 encourages liquor drinking Rev Harley m piirtj dog- eSo v know that the God of the Bible Is wise and knows the needs of fils creatures We here call upon Mr Tlll man to give us one instance at any time anywhere wheatkelQod of th Bible In providing for theB eds hl people recommended anythiis intoxi eating I challenge Mr Tinman to show one scripture recommending tho use of intoxicating liquor It Is sad commentary uponVJur In famous liquor traffic Paul ecom mended the dlsuse of waterjarV the use of a little grape Juice iasUad for a sick man therefore he is lined tip as an advocate of Inxtocatlng liquor Christ turned the water into wine at the marriage feast in Cana and be cause it says wine these blasphemers of our Lord and His Word actually try to bring Christ and the Bible In to disrepute They never toil us that this same Christ refused an intpxl cant even to ally his pain at the sour of death upon the cross Mr Tlllman may be versed in his tory ho may be acquainted with all the brands of liquor he may be a statesman but when It comes to ex pounding the word of God for one wo believe him a failure JOHN L HARLEY Barnwell August 23 It seems strange that any honest man of fair intelligence about the Bi ble could make such a statement as this preacher does In Proverbs xxxi 6 7 we have strong drink unto him that is nlready to perish and wine unto thin those that be of heavy hearts Let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more There is not in tne whole Bible anyI plainer languago than that It plainly says that flMh a man feels discouraged and his business is not prosperous the thing for him to do is to drink strong drink until he will forget his troubles the principle rea son for which men and women get drank tothis day In I Timothy v 23 we have Drink no longer water but use a little wine for thy stomachs sake and thine often infirmities The first miracle said to have been wrought by Jesus was making wine put of Rotor to give to people to drink at a feast and Jesus blessed a l r z r J2ics cup of wine and told his disciples to drink wine In memory of him and that he meant real intoxicating wine Is evident from the fact that the n whole Christian world has understood it that way from that day to this Harley tries to avoid this conclu sion by saying it was grape Juice but in the original Greek of the Testament all of these uses of word wine are expressed by the NeWIOnls the word used by the express the English word wine commonly understood to this day 7 So that the plain purpose of preach er Harley is to evade the plain teach ing of the Bible on this subject The statement that Jesus showed his disapprobation of wine drinking by refusing to drink wino on the cross jis absolutely without xItoffered to Jesus on the cross All tourIgoapog mention it None of them say that Jesus refused It and John says that he drank it The account is found in Matthew 27 48 in Mark IB 30 in Luke 23 36 and in John 19 29 It is claimed that this drinking on the cross was foretold In prophecy in cqi Psalms 69 21 4thatIt seems unreasonable to suppose that Harley did not know Ills state ments to be untrue and reasonable to pervertn r ROOSEVELT AT A 4toa bull tight at Sulu the fight being a part of this program of her enter tainment In all tho history of civilized na rtions bull fighting has been regarded as the lowest and most debasing andscruel of all that has been done in the name of sport VRoosevelt poses as a speclaliy pious mss He gained his first dletlaotte4 fiby fighting the Spaniards aad baM t C flghUngwas many times instanced M Jpsfards that warranted the CIh Uaked States in making war upon Spains flithyeafigbtingitthousands of pulpits and religious pa anInfidetnpoliglze for it w awRatal instance of cruelty to aalmalscThe Christian religion has not a single word of sympathy for animals tjfWHILE WIFE PRAYStAHusband Is Arrested on Charge of Bigamy Birmingham Ala OctlJ Walter itL Franklin was arrested here tonight by detectives while taking part in the services of the Salvation Army on therallegedto t was In Newport Ky and the wifes name is Mrs Cora Franklin About three years ago he came to his county and married a relative of Deputy Sheriff Reeves at Toadvlne Ala A short time ago he brought hisIsecond wife and child to Birmingham but soon sent them home to visit rela tives Soon after their departure he Is al leged to have married Miss PeachleJJones a pretty eighteen year old Sal vatlon Army girl of this city He was with the latter wife when the arrest x was made and she as leading a pray er service when tho officers appeared lJeffersons Prayer and Poultice Joseph Jefferson the actor who was a Freethinker was suddenly tak f ien ill once while visiting at the home of a friend The wife of the friend S tl r whose hospitality he had enjoyed be 1beinged to instill in the mind of the actor her belief in the necessity forsplrltual contemplation A call to his room for the purpose of applying a poultice gave her the much desired opportune Ity Mr Jefferson she said nervous ly shifting the poultice from one heat to the other for your sake for the sake of your friends your family I I would like to pray for you The actor listened attentively and his answer dame slowly Yes mad y dam he said you maytor my fsake for your sake for everybody 1 t sakebut for heavens sake put that poultice Boetoa Herald l ti j Yf Yxk DIVORCE Cardinal Gibbons says The er Redee inlaheoldpattern for husbands the Holy Gh or Cardinal Gibbons Again The w is the source of the family if the source Is not pure the stream will muddy Does the wifes enlisting o 0side help guarantee absence of mu IiI Once more A Huns dignity was timated by the number of his wives and a priests I presume by the x ber of his nunspiAs to Christianity as a female vator compare the Irish Catholic h i band with the Jewish husband Irish Catholic furnishes no divorce but he furnishes more grounds for it i than any body else Divorce for wnbeating among the popes Irish would be as hard a blow to the Cath church as extradition with Cane would be to the Protestant Sunday school I have as much right to live without my wife with divorce as zsdiual Gibbons has to live with slhusbanddont agree Is no worse than an I bachelor sticKing to his servant g because they do parting fromfowife for peaces sake just as good freezing to his nuns for Gods sake i Marriage without divorce Is condition without change I may want no change but if I do I want to know just where to lay my hands on It As said of the pistol I wont jnever want it but ef I do I want It wusn hell Telling husband and wife they must live together because they cant part Is giving them life sentences to insure conjugal affection Marriage is a contract and till mortal mind is infallible contract withw rr reservation is risky I dont believe in burning my bridges behind me less I can swim j I believe in the sanctity of mar 1riage till it conflicts with the sanctity of common sense And if my wile and I cant insure matrimonial sanctih ca lion without a series of rough and tumble nghts weM drop sanctiticat fan for separation According to Cardinal Gibbous any marriage but Catholic g marriage Is breeding without blessing propagating without purity And sit h this lrom a man who deities an ille gitimate son and worships his mother marryaage w iwitirTl j3fllhQllcj benejUrHon 1d tfcoon try to gorify a sitting hen an ihnAve Maria or canonize Gibbons Profunqdo to prevent the social evil Are not those women following Cardinal bons pattern Not all of these wo men are Catholics But if every stray lamb should return to her orlglna fold the Catholic church would grow at the expense of her lay nunneries Forbidding divorce to Mrs Henr as idiotic as forbidding marriage to Miss Anthony prescribing Immaculate conception for Miss Shaw or insisting on resurrection for Col Ingersoll As to the right of divorce impairing the respectability of marriage its the on ly right that marriage needs to perfect its repectabillty A proclamation of emancipation never hurt any thing but a nigger Gibbons idea of marrtag- all rite and no right A wifes Individ utility must merge into her husbands to guarantee him against her sass When she discovers that the twain that became one can become two again and she one of that two she is apt to doubt that the matrimo twice one are one And when doubts that she is going to doubt the heavenly three times one are oaetThen goodbye preacher You cant manage a wife without clerical help and he that tries to run a harem w tbjtold out the grace of God has my profound sympathy The male sex is the oldest Iin trust on earth and woman Is its prey But after all slavery is more to blame for tyranny than tyranny for slavery Arrogance rarely comes uninvited by humility Meekness is an eternal in vltatlon to Insolence If husband and 11marrIagemore war for the union Woman is just sacred enough to be bossed and taxed butU too sacred to vote too Idiotic to ruleI c just sane enough to pay her rule just strong enough to do church work too weakheaded to do any thing else after the work is done but keep silent in the church Her body has been wrestling with everything and her brain with nothing from the beglnni si She proves her domesticity by size of her family her amiability is by her meekness her masculinity by talking sense her unwomanli ness by talking back and the rudl mentary state of her brain by her oral en conduct Philosophy may be ad versItyB sweet milk but the chief to consolation of imbecility is tongue And after ten thousand generations of tongue have sung the lullaby t the 4 J female brain who can wonder that it sleeps And mark me she will be a grown child till she asserts her equality with him to whom she has given life Mans most difficult task Is to bear with her that has born him wortmd to to which has brought m with the sweat of no vulgar agony uoat itetend Ho that stands even a fe male dog in that holy and fearful hour behraw material out of which to make an bonegor a paramourman to ece of Trinity crucified for inherit Ing his mothers tongue I hope the usJnext time virginity goes Into labor it will be by godlike reason siring sense We keep woman out of politics and In church for the reason we kept our iggers out of school and In church Thought wont stand slavery and an cowerIngIapreacher would be as much out of place as a nigger college graduate hoe whiphiswoman a ave I dont blame a drunken man r being a fool I blame her for being iiirr a man r going crazy on religion I bla Shim for risking his reason among atlcs Of course womans freedom will come and be followed by a social reconstruction compared to which our poltlcal reconstruction was a pleasant surprise But we shall have the de structlvo cause before the reconstruc tlve erect have forgotten thus far to stale that my mother was a woman i nyike this statement to answer In advance any crank who Is likely to propound that unanswerable argument i neve express my views on religion ithout some bodys springing that question on me Though what the sex of a fellows mother has to do with his religious convictions I cant quite understand I think I have as much right to have a woman for my mother and tak religion as to have a man for my father and talk politics in the dark days of my childhood whose only illumination was hell fir no Southern woman believed in dl orce Though a little divorce scat tend through the South woud ha tended to preserve the uniformity of complexion among a certain class jjivo a man ose wife doesnt bedll levo In diver discretionary pow erup isern a whadaUe marriage a you have t Pfcture of the Old Sou and youaEand old Southerners very ureauu ut iuu auv enth commas ant among us was photographed nor public distribution north of the otomac Theres whe he Yankees had us With them twasJ birds of a leather flocking together Vlth us our variety of feather was a dead give way And yet the SouthJ era womai that synonym of chastity cryaer hush ads and children life blol dtagnatl g in the veins of filthy ba boons to invoking the protection ofj divorce Didnt I oppose Woman crag did but I changed my ml ndwho I asr changed it when I left Presby terse Jim for Atheism I may than It ajfain Theres no telling any thin abpyt my mind except to know that II tieIve experienced no desire to sleep Inj Jesus since I waked up in Freeand thought and Woman Suffrage A mind formed on impression may be jostledby change but when anchored Diction nothing but mental weaknessj thaialfoshetract to people penitentiaries an In bator for hatching idiots And If matches are made In heaven Is a poor judge of affinities We that there is no marriage heaven but there is heaven or marriage I believe In mortis when it counterfeits a domestic h and raising the devil and children J tne same time Better be born marrlagelcss love than of loveless m rlage Half the marriages are m takes making more mistakes bless blunders breeding boobies If you are foolish enough to make a mista dont be too pious to remedy it I wouldnt live with the Virgin Mary couldnt agree and from all s Liragentlemen friends But I draw t heono Une at ghosts and preachers And t ghost that tries to overshadow m home IIcastI latheas dangerous as doubting It haps with no Atonement wed damned if it could have started at my expense Ill be damned Im posed to subjecting folks to an abnorD mal temperature but there is a limit to my philanthropy Wo are told divorce disgraces the children Does parental squabbling confer honor upon the offspring Any 1t t NYC L 1 peculiarly elevating In one of the mat ilmonlal luettes whose refrain In dudes everything from flattery to flat iron What do you expect who tyranny begets and hate conceives According to Gibbons true marriage la breeding machine endorsed by del ted adultery He cares nothing for sentiment love or compatibility Just do the couple are physically able to oianufacture babies As to discretion In selecting a mate you cant know other before marriage and then e Introduction Is often very abrupt AS to one of these sentimental slop duckets reading the character of the other you might as well expect Glo oons to publish the moral minutiae of a nunnery Experience is needed to starve romance and nourish common jense Courtship Is theory marriage practice And though theory Intro Juces you to practice It takes ossocia ton to breed familiarity Until yo derve an apprenticeship to the thing III self you are just so much theoretl cross trying to wear a practical crown You may read anatomy till you are black in the face But until you dls sect a body you are an anatomical ignoramus Would you try to run a ilylug machine because Gibbons says you are good enough to be an angel Veil what will you do make another choice or continue to whelp orthodox monstrosities each a combination J our douole cussedness Id rather be chained to the devils grandmother viih a cold chisel in signt than to an sage without hope of release Tick it uie is tiring me unless J can break loose when the spirit moves me Bet per hell with a return ucKet than heav en without a furlough Whether this spirit arises from my contrariness or eve of variety I havent time to de ermine I dont want marriage to die out Jut I want several to die out before Carriage Too many marriages mean too many children too many children mean poverty poverty means Igno ance And if ignorance Isnt the pro iiiic mother of every other curse Ill shut up which is somewhat of a concession on my part and tnat thy sour knoweth right well Gibbons ap proves of these domestic swarms be pause the Catholic church without jgnoranco would be a luntalc asylum troublesea rascal more than a tnreatened shrink in the fool crop Gibbons like a police muvech attention to hlmsef or resign Like every other preacher he hlbetaates he dreams that it is time to ke and assail some imaginary L jx beatified ajitoniaton WQlwd talk periodical nonsense for lake Divorce has Its evils HI eiill e ot liberty are evils trying b3 olessiugs License is counter b erty overgrown freedom ru 1 Jreness But when license spring n iberty that liberty has been rung from slavery One extreme is iwhty lonesome till it finds another m e vent Immoderate liberty we inuMmod ate restrictions expansion Inborn codjutlon making up for lost time terhave to halter my wife to insure Avlomuf in must be kept in a refrigerator is Nfcagedaffection lmmoilitg y everlastingly discovering some cura le for others to cure Their fstock grievances are divorce fulledGlom m Sabbath e in San Francisco Father Caraherjte try to shoo away the flock oL olled oves roosting near his re these women to churchIYhere ey to do As long r an evil exists that evil w ji live tillcuman or man We cant cure it though we may In a measure fise1nroass minore romance a than w the ireg0oft ellother Is hunger and Its fatherma Itar and is no more to bo cured witifly n saclamenr nt no free love will reputationed as say let wkej0 are From last ac counts were po ImeftaId and the puskim on of my sex suffer accordhi I were a woman Id rather havo divorced husband than tenichUI apprahenslyot1me kepthouseughed at womans complaints I iad dayras euapiclob8 ue Upon Ugating I found my stove red kot anil i stew Boiling over Whtlergl lift the pot off with a broom sand the stove pipe fell down In abut half dozen sections It rained soot tillI torthing ti Good Lordl thought I to cap the climax suppose I shoulu have a baby Think of cooking for half dozen peo keeping half dozen rooms decent IIIpIe varying the monotony by increas lag the population often enough to sat- Isfy Cardinal Gibbons When I w a boy every wife thought It her duty to have babies as long as God sent them and look for her reward In being called a Mother In Israel Some people think because motherhood Is sacred that a womans sane y Increases with every baby Now Jont think so I think after a woman aas had two children she Is as sacred as a woman can be without Immacu ate conception An old abuse Is dig nlfled by age and custom two almost nvlnclble allies Most folks thin an abuse stands because It deserves to stand whereas It stands because they dont understand True venera flea halts short of venerable humbug The clergy naturally oppose the new they revive the dying resurrec the dead and baptize the still born But there Is no knee crooking before the wealthy new- Divorce Is womans new and only friend the only thing that arrays self on her side without designs ner pocket or virtue And she Is b ginning to see It Of course when that des gets fairly Into her head It will oYeel mighty lonesome till It breeds others It wont take much abuse to make the coming wife the going wife She wont have too much of the clng lUg vine about her as the existing sample but she will belong to her self She will understand that mother hood while pretty good evidence of womanhood is net the only evidence and that the old maid Is a necessity even if the Holy Ghost does stay home nights Of course the future woman wont be perfect at least I hope she wont But she will be something and an imperfect something Is preferable to the present perfect nothing I h ave no hopes of the futures letting loose upon us a flock of wingless gels But I expect a great change do mestlcally socially and politically believe when woman has the power she will Improve several things in hi own precipitate way There will just as many mean women as now but fewer meaningless ones fewer sentimental ones but more sensible ones Of course for a season she wll abuse her new liberty as much as she abuses the spasmodic Ilber tyo she now tastes so rarely But her ar rogance will be only the temporal reaction born of slavery She will be a wild goose tilt years of freedom jeachester that doing every thing she pleases Is as Irksome as doing nothing she pleases As she Is now IdDay rather be rtijed by the devil than by her and Ill tell you why In the first place he Is used to authority and goes ust so far then from long association I understand him and can to a certain extent anticipate his wishes Besides as the negroes say he gives me ti to ketch my breff But when a wo man begins to boss God pity the a she drives be he man dry goods lerk or horse My greatest pleasure Is serving a woman till she confounds clvlhcy with servIlityJ reIsponslblllty tonsueThisside No body ever blames a woman till some man ruins her character then she is said to have encouraged him Her every fault Is the natural and necessary result of her outrageo treatment her virtue a sweet flower that has bloomed In spite of itJAs a cashier woman is far more honest than man His dishonesty lies in tattIng hers In keeping Some ofseat the best women will fly a contract why 0 Ive changed my mind A written agreement signed sealed and attested Involving money with a man a nigger of a preacher tar rises to the dignity of waste papert IIlovenever approaches a conclusion gradll- ually she always Jumps at it And ho that would argue her out of an 1m presslon has more time than jUdg- ment Her mind has been all anchorS and her body all sail And the mental pap that feeds the Infant nourishes tacure mother The female brain has digesting unforced trifles so long t a sound idea gives Its owner latelle ual indigestion Raise a fellow onthe milk then let him celebrate hismelds twenty Arst birthday with a saturnalias asIonbooks and as the stomach Is so Is the brain No breathing thing is without t tendency to tyrannize Man coerces woman because he can Woman a doesnt coerce man because she cant and does coerce him when she can Strength abuses weakness as naturl ally as rascality bunkoes foolishness downla on aj characteristics of existence Man s1ldto Inherit his brain from his moth Ilite er And when we think of his seal behavior we cant wonder at rho l source of his inheritance And reI member Ing her Ignorant overworked she animal of a mother can we won der at the little eight year old girl who when a priest hero recently lot some christening water run down her- neck cried out Do you want to drown JIB you Qd dn etc The above Is fact And it is fair to pro sumo that that little street Arab is either one of too many or will be one of too many children Eventually man will as certainly equal man men taly as she now surpasses him mor ally Keep her from liberty till she earns to govern herself Is ever the slogan of tyrants ever the motto ol casters Slavery as a preparation for iberty suggests lying as a klndergar kten for truth or a Sunday school sup orlntendency as a guarantee of hones All pious Southerners thought slavery tas Gods means of evangel zing niggers To be consistent I sup pose a slave ship was a floating hutch What is the fruit of this evan oOllzlng Nine hundred and ninety ulggers In a thousand will steal the same per ccntago of negro men have the morals of demons and all the black women the morals of white thanetry to whitewash his own wickedness lacks one of tho cssentlas of human nature Perhaps a stuffed snake won chipping nigger can be liuproved by a change to Presbyterianism but if he pan it must be a secret process Catholicisms constant cry is More children And to Cardinal Gibbons uiarrlage with nothing to show Is al most as bad as celibacy with too much to show He looks upon an old bachelor among his laity with almost as aiuch abhorrence as upon a husband among his priests And one of his dune couldnt shock him worse than by emulating her that Is a pattern to aiothers A woman may be improves Ly caging her to prevent marriage for uught I know But enforced female celibacy guaranteed by old bachelors id apt to invite criticism from the Ir re sent Sentencing a bevy of pretty Iris to lile imprisonment to assure deft virginity may assure it But torbewake assurance doubly sure welt dunno Inoculating woman with cans morals to prevent infection jtriKes me as carrying vaccination to an excess Tho preacher who is caught s called by Christians an exception the rule And ho is toe majority ro not caught the clergy are dlvld Jd into the caught the ui auglit anu ho afraid of being caught and whets ou see a preacher with a reputation toe chastity tchn It t good luck ather than good company By the I see Christian Scientists are starting Homes of Truth kinds of mongrel nunneries in which a half dozen sisters are stall fed under the supervision of a brother or two Know nothing of Christian Science as a deterrant But Im Just Old fashion inmethis department I trust no man I nedanttcare whether he Is Holy Ghost or Holy Jumper One old duffer about eighty years old said I was Judging preachers by myself I told him certainly wasnt Judging them by toIas was I believe that when a man and a woman think they cant get along without each other they should marry and live together till they know they cant get along with each other NeIth otherusuproar Into harmony Religion cant dlsclp line conjugal hate Into that perfect love that easteth out fear In the place Cardinal Gibbons Is not married and the unmarried know no more of marrlaago than an eagle cleav- Ing the etho blue knows of an aviary ofelqa his inspiration Ho may be a dlslatanto or nuns blessed creatures cooks etc bijt tne domes part of his assertion Is based on observation and hearsay evidence A woman who wants to live with a drunken brute has a right to do so But If does so because Gibbons says so she Is a damn fool And the only I know of for that disease b death Glbbns considers Protestant htmarriage fornication But he exalts historic fornication as personified by Virgin Mary into the Pattern for wives and mothers I know Catholic maids wives and saUsfactoryleaven pattern either from the Virgin Mary or Cardinal Gibbons They are Just as and sweet as any other good h8women and honor every associate but their church and their pattern Its difficult process to sweeten an egg whose fragrance is the guilt of antiquity There is a limit to even the possl blllties of moral chemistry To conclude The first step toward- matrimonial liberty tea Civil Marriage Law a law that wrings from the else the power to regulate the family of their bettor As to the ster cal sterility Is going to mother mental i f lllty of the American woman phyal fertility I can appreciate phenomenal r frultfulnoss In prize cattle and pedl greed dogs but multiplying and re plenishing under a forced when the litter Is without money looks to mo like loves labor valueIquote the following The rgrandmotherpoor houses penitentiaries and luna tic asylums are monuments to the domesticity of the great grandmother Will some body show me the value of over production In people Population poverty popery Divorce la go- Ing to Individualize woman it Is go Ins to modify marriage and moderate mans majesty Ills going to stand as an eternal menace to arrogant hus bands and nagging wives As to all thometween husband and wife has no right to stand And I want to take back all Ive said against that help of the helpless Woman Suffrage Next to being wise is owning to have been a fool My excuse Is I was raised to consider woman as too perfect to be of any practical account And al ough I dont go much on the average virgin as a reproductive agent I take ftoIt 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 The Scenic Route for Tourists The Frisco System now often the traveling public excellent service and fast time Between St Louis and Kansas City and points In Missouri Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian terri tory Texas and tne Southwest Between Kansas City and points In Tennessee Alabama Mississippi Georgia Florida and the Southeast Between Birmingham and Mem y 4phis and points in Kansas Arkansas Oklahoma Indian Territor rfcxu1 and the West and Southwe ti Full lnlormatioaaat aajiLa8fl rates cheerfully furnished upon application to any representative of the Company or to Passenger Traffic De8rt est Commercial DuIIdlM Saint llats 50ciHIGH BRIDGEAND RETURN SUNDAYOCT j Tickets on sate for trains No 5lor special and returning on No6or special train leaving High Bridge 500 P Ask agents for Particulars ileoi T IDESIGNAnrono endn I a iketrti and mg rucsruin our tree rentlon proboblr pntenUblLro gnnle ttonlltrlcUon lont freo oldest for u IIPatents taken 3lunn tfreoeIu without Ahandsomelrlilnetratedweeklr SdentlfltJlmtrkal cliod M lBrlI xs cIIloft 1 to Susan B Anthony the Immaculate Mother of womans only true Redeemer Female Suffrage among whose blessings will rank most conspicuously womans right to with whom her love lives and to leave whom It leaves M GRIER KIDDER 1527 Market St San Francisco SHORT LETTERS West Liberty Ohio Oct 1905 Dear SIrMy subscription was due on the first of October Please find 50 cents for the Blade for 1eniJosodlonger I will be years old and have been sick Isummer and cannot read muchH allI RAFFJ Macon Gu Oct 1905 Editor Blue Grass Hlude Dear SlrA ratr here In Jlac- on Georgia says the statement thai there was a Hindu counterpart or pre decessor of Jesus Christ called Krish nu Is a fabrication of the Infidels and tho evidences or reforcnces they Igyve for the existence or legends of 1any previous Christ are also fabrlca tlons and cannot be found In any repu- taBle history Will you please let me know whore any socalled reputable- or indisputable accounts can be found of Krlshnu and other Saviors through the Blade or by letter We Infidels cannot afford to let the good preachers make us out such bad liars Of course we are bad but not so as to be so easily foundoutH DA t MOUR Any Complete encyclopedia will give you the history of Krlshnu called Chrishna and Chrlstna to Mrs Josephine K Henry Versailles Ky Geneva Neb Oct 1905 To the Blue Grass Bade Inclosed please find draft on New York for 200 100 to continue my subscription to the Blade which plre4 in August and 100 for another copy of Dr Wilsons book I had before paid for one cpy li am 78 years old like the Blade and want to see It suppo ted Mr Moore Dr Wilson and the ladies are doing fine With regards JAMES HOLMES Tyrone Iowa bop 27 1905 it Ja i1esE Ilughes Enclosed pnd2 that Is all I iat present Qi Jkioora has ao flkhls base lh regard to Socialism Chinese and Rockefeller JfI had time I would write my ex per n eln running up against the Chinese twenty years ago in Oregon Moore Is up against the trusts now and ho dont know it As a farmer he ought to know that he Is held up at both ends when he buys and when sells Tho division is going on all the time and we farmers have nothing to say about the dividejust take what Is of fred for what we buy He Is squeal ing now but he wil do it louder before the trusts let up on him and every one else Respectfully yours- GEORGE PENMAN Jefferson City Mo Oct 11 1905 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SIrI am a Federal prloner at this place At one time at my uncles home I used to read your paper I consider it one of the greatest pa pers of Its kind ever published Its principles and motives cannot be equaled Knowing you to be a man wno has had dealing with Government notiand being unable to subscribe for your paper as I lack funds to do so I will ask of you to send me some of your papers I would prize is very highly It would relieve the solitude of a prison cell and cause one to study over lifes problem Hoping you will look with favorup on this letter and remember the mis fortunes of others I remain yours very respectfully HARRY HAZZARD No 6212 Grantfork Ills Oct 2 1905 Mr James E Hughes My Dear Sir and FriendOur Free thought papers and magazines all seem to have a rough road to travel although the cause is good true and just and Should all be upheld for the goodof humanity I am taking fo- urIrreethought papers and magazines In order to help them along and I send all those papers through the mall again after I have read them Iget the names and addresses out the local papers and I generally send them to qkypilots Sunday school teachers 1and public school teachers and parties that have an education and I know will read them So you may see that I am with you In the cause and for the cause and all indications show that our common cause is com lins our way But we dare not let M flys up the battl but keep right J rr t J vc If on hammaring at them and expose their delusion Inclosed lind three dollars two dollars which donate and one dollar to extend my subscrip- tlon from Dec 6th to Dec 1906 I was raised a Catholic but am now an outspoken Infidel With re gards to you and Bro Charles Moore remain Yours truly A J KRAFT Lowlsport Ky Sep 15 1905 James K Hugnes Lexington Ky Dear Jimi am stilt alive and kick ing Enclosed nod check tor which is to put me up to Juy for the Hmo Urass illacle and two dollars 0tor two of Dr J B Wilsons Home uooks What Is the matter with the did man he is getting awful good latel- Y I wonder if he Is getting scared lOil him not to be scared that alt Is not lost that is in danger think live dog is better than a dead lion Vhy right now I wouldnt swap Places with General Grant and I am not good but as good as can be un uer the circumstances and It happens sometimes that alt hell cant beat the circumstances Tell him not to get to oo too damn good It wont last All lie has to do Is to keep his head cool and his feet warm and ho will havo o do wonders In life yetG A Mc JILL Hagerstown Md Sept 20 1905 friend Aioore With all the acrid bitterness born of Socialisms deieated sophistry irlcnd J B Wilson attacks John D itocKefeller and even Incidentally In volves Lou Lawrence you and myself oecause we said monopoly lawsthe sheet cause oQ millionaire monopo lists are more blameable even tnan their individual creaturesthe mil lionaires themselves So long as our laws promote unjust wealth concentration that unjust wealth concentration will continue and some one receive the proceeds thereof whether the recipient thereof oo named Rockefeller Jones or Wil sonAttacking individual millionaire to remedy government monopoly evils Is as shortsighted as are revolutionary preslIdentsment conditions In either case a new king president or millionaire supplants the od one and the same lamented conditions continue Attack therefore not mere Individuals or ef fects but governmental wrongs them alltAs corrupt politicians run our goy ernment Socialists would still further increase their power by State and mu nicipal ownership Hence they at tack not the wrongs of governments themselves but simply their result Ing millionaires Sincerely yours for truth and investigationD GROH Monbunle Tex Editor Blue Gratis Bade Truth telling the adjustment of word to fact Is modern The ancients did not senile to tell a thing as they conceived it ought to be rather than as it was Few Biblical texts can be quoted enjoining truthfulness Thou shalt not bear false witness is cited in this behalf but the operation of the commandment is restricted to the case of a neighbor It was legitimateIfor a Jew to lie against sent Samuel to Jesse with a lie in his mouth I Sam xvi 12 Abraham deceived Ablmelech and Pharaoh In the matter of Sarah Rahab the lied Josh 11 and was Justified harlotI25 Jehovah put a lying the mouths of his prophets I xxll and declared that his breach of promise should be known Num xlv 34 Paul exulted in his craftiness and guile 2 Cor xii 16 and appar 111Ingand theologians always consider a fact In the light of its bearing on what they call revealed truthor the truth of God which Is what they already be Hove or profess to and are paid to modern theologians need for their own comfort this implied as surance of St Paul that lying for the glory of God is not necessarily sinful For when they stand before their con gregations and affirm that the Bible is the Inspired word of God Inerrant and Infallible when they teach the mir aculous conception or affirm that the weights of testimony In the New Testament supports the divine paternity of Jesus when they say that Moses penItateuchof the other books of the Bible are prOPheIIcles names the gospels bear or that the events they describe were histor teal occurrences If the preachers make these affirmations orany of them to their congregations or preach them to the heathen they 8t rf r know that they are guilty of falsehood and that unless falsehood Is justified by the glory of God to which It con tributes they aro guilty of the sin or lyingEuripides an Athenian writer who flourished about 450 B C maintained that In the early state of society some wise men insisted on the neces slty of darkening truth with falsehood and of peisaudlng men that there Is an Immortal diety who hears and sees and understands our actions Strabo the famous geographer and whoIreasoning a multitude of women and the low vulgar and thus to Invite them to piety holiness and faith but the philosopher must make use of superstition and not omit the Inven tion of fables and the performance of etc1Varroabout the beginning of the present era wrote that There are many truths which It is useless for the vul gar to know and ninny falsehoods which It Is fit that the people should net knbw are falsehoods Christ himself is made to say In Mark iv 12 Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God but unto them that are with out all these things are done In para bles that seeing they may see and not perceive and hearing they may hear and not understand Paul in his fourteen Epistles Inj cates and avows the principles of de ceiving the common people See Ro mans ill I and II Cor xII Beausobre an ecclesiatlcal writer who flourished about the beginning of the eighteenth century says Church theyIphers in their cabinets out of them they think Philosophers In lhl r cabinets out of them they are con tent with fabes See Historic de Mcnichee vol page Bishop Syneslus the dls tinguished author of religious litera ture and Christian father of the fifth century said shall be a philoso pher only to m self and I shall al ways be a bishop of the people Moshelnv author of Eccesiastlcal History vol L page 120 says The authors who have treated of the Snno ccnce and santlty of tho primitive Christians have fallen Into the error of supposing them to have been unspotted models of piety and virtue otelThe s am o Aiithatv In oolJ page 198 says In the fourth century It was an almost universally adopted maxim that it was an act of virtue to deceive and lie when by such means the Interest of the cuunch might bo Burnett U D who flourish ed about the beginning of tho eighteenth century in his treatise en titled De Stater Mortuorum purpose written in LnUn that It might servo for the Instruction of the clergy only because as he says Too much lights hurtful for weak eyes not only justifies but recommends the practice of the most consummate hypocrisy and that too on the most awful of all subjects and would have his clergy seriously preach and maintain the reality and eternity of hel o ntents even though they shoul1 not believe anything themselves See page 304 Hugo Grotlous the eminent writer of Holland In the seventeenth century says in his twentysecond Epistle He that reads ecclesiastical history reads nothing but the roguery and fol ly of bishops and churchmen Spirit of progress speed the day when all mankind redeemed from the bondage of superstition will recognize the great truth that nature govern ed by her own inherent forces is all that shall be and that ceasing to In dulgo in the vain hope of blissful im mortality in a paradise beyond the stars will make a real paradise of this old earth of oursE J BUCK Richmond Ky Oct 14 Mr Charles C Moore 1905I My dear sirThe writer of conIversionjust noticed In the Lexington Herald that you are sick I am sorry indeed to hear of this but I am still praying God to bless you and to convert your soul and heal your body May God comfort and bless you and yours and speedily restore you to your health Is the prayer of one of Christs humble servants who has prayed for your conversion for years Yours in the hope SISTER I have no Idea who the writer Is and wish she had given her name I am greatly obliged for the Interest pressed in me for It must be a deep Interest that could prompt one to pray for another for 20 years The fact that I do not believe In the efficiency of prayer does not make me appreciate any the less those who do believe in it and use it for my sup posed benefit If I am ever converted to Christi AT S a To j anlty It will probably be from some sentiment like this for I can not Ira agine any argument that could be us ed to convert me and I would rather be converted by the prayer of a wo man than by the preaching of any man for I believe the woman may be honest and I doubt If the preacher Is The preacher gets money for preach ing and the woman gets no money Tor accept my thanks my dear unknown Sister It makes me feel better to have you pray for me even If It does not convert me Mound Minn Oct 1905 BlueGrass Blade Mrs Henry writes a great deal about right generation or its opposite trying not to see that the Bible gives the very support that she is ask- Ing for and she reminds me In her darkInightIfiyershe bruises himself as often as he does them foritha third party which will conquer both and the church what donellnameinstead of writing a host of books to tell the public what otherI ot know of the Bible If I were a few years younger I might marvel at the obtuseness of In fidels in rejecting what will sooner or later be accepted by the church and even as It is their stubbornness- s amazing Why can they not see hat to take the book and give it a living meaning must give them fini ally a greater power than the church has at present and which misrepresentation of the Bible will never give to them as they are but repeating the errors of the church as it too has always misrepresented it In short why not defeat the church or the superstition with Its own were wise enough to tell me that I will probably tall In making converts with all the great men in the church saying the Bible is a pack dirty lies which does not discourage mAfor say now what I said tl1Jrears ago and beside I amInot alone in my views and a Catholic acquaintance a business- ma has become interested in my y and asks permission to send m or Instruction members of Pro teataht churches Wall thankful for your kindness In ca ling attention to a misspelled word In jny last article for it showed what snd means an Infidel can resort n the attempt to gain a point BIoibleare descended from the nobility of EnglandI wish to be unkind but for fear that you may repeat the error and expose yourself to the ridicule of my friends I will remind you of one of many similar mistakes of your own Neither my father nor my mother were Instead of neither my father nor my mother was and lest you be too proud of your ancestors I will add that I am said to be tho descendant of he Roman Caesars That other noble paper the Truth Seeker more than a year ago con tamed an article by a contributor who asserted that Cain and Abel are the only children of Adam and Eve which the Bible accounts for entirely over looking Seth through whom the line of descent Is traced which shows what wise and well informed writers Infidels depend on to mislead their readers Ho should have told us that we arc the descendants of Abel we are so ignorant and Mrs Henry evi dently thinks us too weakminded to read and understand that the five sons of Michal were adopted couldImore that a man or woman who now talks of two genealogies of Jesus Is leastIKnowing that your time and my own Is precious I will close with the remar that I send this in pencil to prove to you that I do not desire that you shall publish one word of mine- I could not trust It to you and there Is enough of blank space on the backs of the leaves to repay you for the reading and which you are welcome- to Yours for the happiness you are seeking SUSAN J PECK P SI wrote this early In the month but will send it as it will make little difference since It is not Intend ed for publication S J P AN OLD LADY NEIGHBOR WRITES TO MY WIFE My Dear Mrs Although It MooreI EVERYDAY From SEPTEMBER 15 to OCTOBER 31 LOW RATESTO Montana Idaho Washington Oregon and British ColumbiaV- IA THEnCREAT NORTHERN RY The Comfortable Wey Excellent opportunities to make a homo pf your own or to engage In any line of business THE FOLLOWING LOW RATES iNOTE PaulTOHinsdale Mont 1800 2800 Havre Great falls Butte Anaconda HelenatKalispell Whitefish and intermediate points 2000 3000 kennings Mont Wenatchee WasB C Kootenai points Spokane md interFmediate points 2250 3050 Seattle Everett and Puget Soundpoints 2500 3300 LIBERAL STOPO u PRIVILEGES CUT THIS oir h8 TO US FREE descriptivebulletinWashington Name the onecct Gives you complete in formation about the opportunities and resources of these states DepartmentGreatM J COSTELLO GenM JmmiKrationlrgent Genl Industrial Agent St Paul write and I fear my note may not be legible I cannot refrain from writing a few lines as I feel so anxious to hear from my dear and esteemrd friend Mr Moore and sincerely hope he is better i Words failed to express my feelings when I heard of his Illness through the Rev Mr Thompson who seemed so much Interested in him and said he would visit him My all eyes are blinded with tears that I am not ablfo to go send see Mr Moore for he Is ndeared to me by a thousand fond I appreciations that can never be eff ced from my mind I knew him In his boyhood- with his bright and happy face and In his manhood he has ieen a kind and true friend to me and lease give him my best wishes for bun I think of you so often olid feel so anxious about you for my heart is full of affection and gratltudo for the many favors you have so often shown me nnd which I can never repay for you were so delicate in your atten tions to mo when I was sick I am suffering now from vbag and chills and was confined tb my bed last week and could not taka any food but tea and bread I miss dear Lucio so much Wd would write to her if I was able Bless her sweet soul I received two letters from Mrs Nuckols and Mrs Georgethey speak of you with so much kindness and affection Please give my love to dear Mrs Brent anti tell her she must soon como to see mo that I have a sweet message for her from a friend Tell Brent Moore he has always oven a favorite young friend of mine and would love to see him- I nope your grandson Chilton is well and I was so glad to see him and his mother when they were here She s ono of my dearest and loveliest of Impression she made upon me the first time I saw her can never be excuse my writing and ac cept my thanks for the nice eggs you so often sent me by dear Lucile Accept my warmest love and wish that your dear husband may soon be in health and happiness Your do voted friend LETITIA P ROBB Little HIckman Ky Oct 1905 My Dear Mr Moore- I am very sorry indeed to learn of your serious illness I extend to you and your family my most heartfelt sympathy In these your days and nights of anxiety and suffering Mr Moore the tears of pity are dripping from my heart for you In your suffer- Ing Cheer up look to the bright side of nature I hope you will yet live many years to wield the pen against superstition May God bless you and the sunbeams of health yet be yours My regards to Brent and all your family Be cheerful be calm and above all be brave With love with hope and with best wishM to you and t f t = id tt 4iz all your lovely family I am ever your friend J W OVERbREET Thank you my dear long faithful friend In one view my illness Is a bless ing to me I could never have known how many true friends I have if my dangerous Illness has not made them express themselves My son Brent that you have always loved so much is now at Columbia University New York hoping boon to receive his Ph D degree tMy love to you and all of your fam tily If there is any God may ne bless jcu the prayers of Christians have helped me because such prayers show ea their interest in me Let us all living or dying try to be good Cincinnati Ohio Oct 20 Dear Bro Moore- I was greatly concerned by the news of your serious illness Accept my sincerest sympathy in your condition and believe In my earnest hope for your rapid complete and permanent recovery Fraternally yours- WALTER HURT Lowe Idaho Oct 11 1906 Messrs Moore and Hughes- I send you 100 to renew for the dear old Blade The Blade I had sent to Miss Cynthia Casey care of Mr Johnson has been suppressed by htm as he does not consider It a proper paper for her to read I am writing him a letter and I am giving him hell Success to the BladeJ B CASEY This weeks Blade comes out again full size and it is our wish to continue it this way but unless our subscrib er will show us a little consideration and pay up We will be compelled toSissue only a half sheet There Is now over 2000 duo from subscribers A PLAIN PROPOSITION If a merchant sells a Dlamctid Watch of Jewelry for 120 which osts hiu SKC he doesnt make a cent be cause rent interest on capital Invest ed salaries outofdate stock etc etc consume this 20 per cent Therefore to live and accumulate wealth he must add 30 to 40 per cent to the first cost of the goods he sells Having disposed of my store I now act simply In the capacity of your Purchasing Agent giving you the benefit of my 40 years experience and positively saving you the 20 per cent it costs a merchant to do business When I receive your order for Dia monds Watches or any other goods in the Jewelry line I select from all the biggest stocks in Chicago pay cash get all special discounts and usually ship goods same day This Is why can undersell all merchants 20 per cent and yet make usual profit Ingersoll Spoons and Freethought Charms and Pins Send for prices and my great little tract Theism In the Crucible WETTSTEIN La Grange Ck Ce IIh g xh x u Joli 40o FROM MRS HENRY TO MY WIFE Versailles Ky Oct 16th 1905 My Dear Mrs Moore We have only Just now learned of dear Air Moores Illness and I write at once to send our sympathy to you all You need not take time to respond to this as I will keep posted as to his condition over the telephone with Mr Hughes My heart Is too full for utterance The grandeur of Mr Mooros character rises In all Its mag nlficarice He Is easily the grandest and most majestic figuro In the South a mental and moral Titan whose name and Tame will live when her soldiers legislators and leading men have been forgotten A ulan absolutely without guile his morn influence on coming generations cans no more bo retarded than the verduof spring under the laws of Nature His loss to you ana his children will bo great Indeed but to the world ft will be Irreparable Dear Mrs Aioole death is a Kind ana geutlo messenger to relieve us of our cafes anxieties laud sorrows that den human life U Mr Mooro is case i from you do not weep tor him but rather weep for yourself and children and thinK of tho splendid heritage lie vil leave YOUll name and lame pa oplied with mental and moral courag- possessed by tow human beings It 14 years toaay since my dear boy was kilieu and the news auout sir uoort on this sad day overcomes lie Capt Henry and my mother join mo in dee sympathy to you all i ou will be con stoutly in our thoughts With lov for dear Mr Moore and you all I um in loving sympathy your oval Irieni JuaEPHlME K HtiNHY Under ordinary circumstances It would not be right for me to print private letter written to my wife that would probably get to her when I was dead or dying and I have certalnij been pretty close to death and ca hardly expect now to do but little more than live if can do that But 1 have already been abundant ly paid for all of my suffering by see ing what kindly feelings peopo have had for mo when they thought I was dead or dying Nobody after this can say that am a heat less man for my physician Dr Cotfiuun one of the best of men even though a Presbyterian has not only said have a heart but that it Is too big If sentiments like the above had on lycome from dear Mrs Henry thu greatest woman in the world except my own wife and daughtera woman who agrees with me In peculiar jtiowjs it would not so have astonished d me but among all my neighbors what and black rich and poor old ana young male and female tero has been from the very beginning of m Illness one unbroken expression symiathy and fruits and flowers ana dolcacles have been sent me ana many have come to see me and have said that they and all they had were at my service The newspapers have all been so kind to me that beiieve there woult not be one in Kentucky that woulo have a word to say against me if wero to die today The only preacher in my neighbor hood a Mr Thompson Presbyterian has expressed his sympathy and gard for me and I suppose wll come to see me but of all the preachers ana priests in Lexington not cne has ex pressed so far as I have heard a word of sympathy for me or for my family although when was sent to the penitentiary they expressed their gratllicatlon in print over their own namesIt hard for me under these cir cumstances to believe that these Lex ington preachers have even the com mon feelings of humanity that prompt ordinary men to forgive the dead and dying though they may have been ene mies in life and health It may be however that these preachers thought would not care for their sympathy Just think what a change has oc curred since started this paper nearly twenty years ago Then for weeks or months at a time it seemed that not only was liable to be killed any time I walked the streets of Lexington but it looked as If they would come from Lexing ton to kill me In my own home in the country by day or night and now from the city and from the country expressions of kindness are constantly coming to me and if my disease etIIproves fatal can plainly see that no man In the famous Blue Grass Re glen of Kentucky has more genuine friends than I have Of course there are men who are in a position to reward their friends who have very many more friends than have but of pure disinterested friendship I do not believe any man In Ken tucky has more than I have If I should die want Dr Wilson and Mrs Henry and Mrs Closz to cont tlnuo to edit this paper and I want Mr Hughes to continue to print it Mr Hughes has many friends and they are increasing all the time and he r7xc l d serves them but ho Is not as fully appreciated as he should be If friends of toe Blade would only PAY to It for full value received at the lowest rates as they give straight out without any consideration to oth er Infidel publications I would be sat isficd but the Blades friends do n even do that Among all tho expressions of kind ness that come to me from Christians and Infidels there are all the time some letters that como to me tramIpeople who claim to be Infidels who are carried away by somo one or more of the silly falls and Isms that are all the time growing up and dying down and which they are using to de stroy the great and fundamental prln clpes of Infidelity hope people who are truly friends to me and to the great cause that wo profess will let all of those things go Into the oblivion of the hundreds of such other things as have preceded them and that we will all join in a rational effort to make ourselves ant the world better LET THERE LICH1sBY DR J E ROBERTS Let us be just to the past Hama- p thought Is a strange thing We ca not tell Its origin explain its pro 3cesses nor acount for its conclu slons Not until the mystery of ma is a mystery no longer shall we kno how the orthodox dogmas could hav Iginated much less how they coul ve been believed 1It passes understanding that men uld compile a bookof the earth eSrthy equal no more to the genius ofthe times that produced it thtnbarbarities of the ages from which it camlsoiled with their uncleanness stained with their cruelties faithfully reflecting their Ignorance their suo perstitions and their savagery their hopes their Ideals and their dreams a truly human book at times as as the best and often as bad as th worst and say God wrote it and damned bo he who says he did not It passes understanding that men could say God had given the keys of the eternal destinies of the races an agent who resides in Italy and keeps every Country on the map un der tribute It passes understanding that men could bel eve God calls preach era and that heir business is mor sacred than th it of men upon whoso Industry like parasites they fatten and thrive It passes all understanding that men could lnaglne an Infinite Bein filling an eternal torturechamber with human souls and yet call tha being good It cannot be explained how the mind of man ever imagined the In finite swaddled as a babe or hang Ing dead upon a gibbet Reason has no answer analyst- gives no clew conjecture no guess Imagination Is battled and love de spain in the presence of one who can worship such a God or who aspires to take up a homestead In a country where his kingdom is said to hav no end Aet these things were all believed and believed by multitudes of the no blest and best Let us be just to the past It may be that religion is a disease We may sometime discover that faith and sanity are alike mental disorders Prayer may be allied to locomotor ataxia conversion be a kind of fever usually Intermittent Presbyterian- Ism may be due to a germ the Baptist germ like typhoid may be found waterIt certain that in the olden tines the saints were sickly as a ruleI filthy and that preachers as a gen eral thing were pale and thin Health and spirituality were not on speaking terms Piety and consumption slept In the same bedJNo artist has represented ChristI as in any sense strong or robust TheIcanvass shows him emanclated wan and with an air of weariness and exhaustion He does not look as though he could save anyone We know that Jonathan Edwards was of frail weak body We know that Pascal was partially paralyzed at times insane We know that John Calvin was a lifelong sufferer from asthma dyspepsia gallstone and the gout and that Saint Paul was squinteyed bowlegged and averse to the society of women Let us be just to the past Religion may be a disease Creeds and dogmas may be only the pock marks or it may be that In evolutions to be found the explanation of or thodoxy We know that the present is the child of all the past that wings were once fins feathers were scales Things that soar and sing once crawled In yeasting bog and fen Nature strug gles to improve Two forces matched preserve the past and lead forth the future The old everreluctant yields to the new and what has been strug gles eternally to reutter Itself In what Is becoming and is to be The human species evolved from the brute ItThe physical outstripped the mental growth When man In body stood erect his mind still went on four s ThI0 t fitful hints halfremembered things hovered on the horizon of uncon scousness Out of the abyss rose muffled memories of the den the lair the stealthy search for prey Within the curious walls and bastions of his brain faint and dim as echoes echo came again the hyenas howl the fanged serpents hiss Ute flare joy of the tiger when the crooked daggers of his claws were sheathed In quivering flesh Once more ho prowled In the forest depths haunt ling the track of the defenceless or crouching lay in wait The past that which he had seen was over him like a spell The wilderness was ar rayed against progress The beast was grappling with the man and of that conflict sinister and terrible sav sigcry for the time triumphant thodoxy was born Let us be Just t the past IlIt may be that mans ancestry In presupposend the t the Iron boot was a lineal descendant t of the boaconstrictor that the sword IlIn tho hands of the church was theI reversion to the teetn in the tiger ljaw that many of the ceremonies supposed to be solemn and essential were In reality reminiscences of the monkeys artless pranks and that allI the savagery of beasts that thirst for blood all the fierceness and ferocity 0of claw and venomed fang all was cruel heartless reptllllan fro the first throb of life upon tho globe until the dawn of reasons day found complete and perfect expression in the dogma of endless hell Let us beI just to the past Nothing seemed equal to tho tas Agalneet those ramparts leglonlng that darkt ness Against those ramparts Iee glon guarded every attack was futile The people wero Infatuated with their slavery They thought hei chains sacred They fought tojjifend those who put fetters on their brdnsI They called him an enemy who sought to shatter superstitions upon those who would etree With old cry they gathered In mobs Theyled man found facing toward It was said that the should not prevail against togs of hell were inside e gatestof hell There had been great menmen with reason that revolted and con sciences uiat abhored the mental bondage of their fellowmen Some sislent Such were Jefferson and Frank lln Others like Thomas Paine went up alone to do battle for humanity and fell pierced by a thousand shafts of slander malice and Christian ha trode Upon the altar of the church were forged and fashioned falsehoods and to lie about the dead became one 01 the regular functions of the men of God A new sect arose senseless enough to remain substantially orthodox but good enough to deny the doctrine of an endless hell All other sects were against them They were denounced They made no headway thus proving that as the ancient Jew preferred Jerusalem so the modern Christian pro ferred hell above his chief joy He was wedded to the worm Later came the gentle Channing the am table Freeman Clark and tM mild mannered Unitarians Orthodoxy had put on evening dress but the devils had not been cast out The Unlta rlans made no impression While they read essays and indited poetry the devils laughed and applauded In Theodore Parker went out from the Ice palace of the Unitarians and clothed as with garments of fire went up against the citadel of superstition But the time was not yet Then ho went abroad for his healtlThe Young Mens Christian Assertions thanked God that he had heard and answered their prayer The situation could not have been more hopeless Arrogant wlthdealth proud with repeatability defended- by authority panderedt to 6y the press advocated intelligent declaimed for by the Ignorant and feared by all the church seemed pass- Ing to universal dominion and manity to universal night Reason was in eclipse The shadows pf midnight filled tho sky But the unslum berlng Tortes were hidden In that shadowfThe time was hastening On the dial nt the ages the Index Was ap 4u i f preaching the fateful hour Tho darkness was a womb from which a genius was to be born Destiny had not for gotten the world The earth in her orbit was swinging toward the morning Above that chaos and from out that night came the primal ancient mandate Let there be light and there wasIngersoll INGERSOLLS DEAD LIPS THAT STILL SPEAK I would rather have forty acres of land with a log cabin on it and the woman I love In the cabinwith a little grassy winding path leading down to the spring where the water gurgles from tho lips of tho earth wnlspcrlng day and night to the white- e pebbles a perpetual poemwith hollyhocks growing at the corner of the house with their bannered bosoms open to the sun and with a thrush in the air like a song of joy in the morning and morning glories bloom- Ing over the low latched doorwith lattice work over the window so that the sunlight would fall checkered on the dimpled babe in the cradle and birdslike songs with wings hover inn In the summer airthan to be the cerk of any government on earth- would rather live there and have my soul erect and free than to live in a palace of gold and wear the crown of imperial power and know that my soul was slimy with hypocrisy The Chicago American In a recent editorials Every year in this country and progressllot and toward equality with men in educational facilities In onv state after another women are beginning to practice law they rightsmare schools and colleges The woman who votes becomes an important factor in life for double reasons In the first place when n takekcare with a good womans approval and this makes better men of the candl dates In the second place and far more reasonrWhen women shall vote the pollt cal influence of the good men in th community will bb greatly increased There is no doubt whatever that wo men in their voting will bo influ enced by thsjnon whom they know But there is aso no doubt that they will be influenced by the good men Men will deceive each other much more easily than they can deceive wo menthe latter being providentially provided with the Xray of intuitional politician preaching what he does not practice may hold forth on the street corner or in a loon and influence tho votes of oth ers as worthless as himself But his home life will more than offset his political influence among women The bad husband may occasionally get the vote of a deluded or frightened wife But he will surely lose the votes of the wives and daughters next door Voting by women will improve hu manlty because it will compel men to seek and earn the approval of wo social system improves in proportion as the men in it are Influenced by its good women The Incalculable injury which irra tional superstition has done to cred ulous humanity is conspicuously revealed in the ceaseless conflict of con fesslons of faith Of all the wars which nations have waged against each other with fire and sword the religious wars have been the blood lest of all the forms of discord that nave shattered the happiness of tam tiles and of individuals those that arise from religious differences are still the most painful Think of theI millions who have lost their lives Christian persecutions in the igious conflicts of Islam and the ormation by the Inquisition and un del the charge of witchcraft Or think of the still greater number of luckless men who through religious differences have been plunged into family troubles have lost the teem of their fellow citizens and their position in the community or have oven been compelled to fly from their country The official confession of faith becomes most pernicious of all when it is associated with the polit al alms of a modern state and is enforced as religious instruction in our schools Tho childs mind is thus easily deverted from the pursuit of the truth and impregnated with perstltlon Every friend of humanity should do all in his power to pro ote unsectarlan schools as one the most valuable institutions of the modern state Haeckels Riddle of the Universe VISITt s YELLOWSTONE PARK All thru Tickets Good for Stopover at the Park VERY LOW RATES Vii NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY For time rates and further Information write to J J Dls Passenger Agent 40 Eaat Fourth Street Cincinnati Ohio Send four cents for Lewis and Clark Booklet and six cents for Wonderland 1905 to A M Cleland Gen Pass Agt StfPaul MinnJ The Best carry a stock of r Desks Ribbons Papers Carbons all for all makes of machines can operate of machinefurnished without charge to either party for our ooldt or to just why the jiSmith Premier ii the roott ofall She Smith 134 W 4th Street CINCINNATI eSOME NAUGHTY PARSONS The CourierJournal of October 15 reports the arrest of Priest Jose Me Accen a teacher at Gethsemane Ky charecdwith stoaJlng lOOBomo of the money was found In his shoes some in his socks and somo in his hat At Los Angeles California Cct 7 Rev William J Dlnwoodle Methodist was arrested for concealing himself Ina room and making indecent proposals to girls that passed by Presiding Elder Adkinson says Din was of good standing CHRISTIAN BANK THIEF The papers report another instance of a bank clerk thief He was a mod el Christian young man and stole He used tha Young Mens Christian Association as a means by a hlch to accomplish his purpose and he was on his road to church when he was arrested This is the case all tho time In my long experience as a newspaper man Infidel proganadlst and peniten tlary convict I have never known but one Infidel who was a criminal Ho lived in St Louis and was a patron of the Blue Grass Blade He was a burglar and was klled by Ouicers but ho was a man of no prominence among Infidels and did not even make himself known to me when he knew that I was at an Infidel Congress In St Louis only a short time before he was Killed Ai Christians are not criminals but in round numbers all criminals are Chistians and whenever you see any man prominent in religion you may watch that man because the chances are that he is a rascalI BAD CAMPBELLITE PREACHER The Rev Dr Benjamin Q Denham Wii preach no more for the First church of the Disciples of Christ in West Flftyslxth street this city He Is out of the pulpit and out of the ministry The trouolo began when the Rev Mr Denhams lady neighbors had him arreted for an immodest exhibi tion of hlmsef at his windows and It was helped along by Mrs Grannls President of National Purity who told things about him to the newspaper men and then repudiated the Interview because it was not authorized The Rev Denham and the church ficers requested Mrs Grannls to with draw from the church but she declin ed Instead the pastor went the con gregation overlooking his Indiscretions and giving him a farewell recep- tIon which the president of National intoIin some tropical clime clothes ih 0r 4t Health 2 JduGa ion If A Worship J Pleasure Ferry t i W We Sell Rent 1Pretnier Worlds Typewriter WE complete Typewriter andlsupplies Competent anymake a machine Premier Typewriter Co IN 0t school tvoodie 360000 almost where and CUcewithout exciting comment Trutb tCSeekeJt M Josephine K Henry fa writing pamphlet on Marriage and Divorce and it will soon be ready for press Its will be an uptodate treatise of this vital question that is claiming so mucbjt attention from Church State and press The size of the edition will deA pend on the demand for this pamphlet persons wishing one or more copies h will please drop a postal to Josephine K Henry Versailles Kentucky Josephine K Henrys pamphlet Woman and the Bible Is meeting with warm commendation It is now r circulating In all sections of the Unit ed States and orders for it have been received from England Scotland Ger many and Sweden As the edition is a being rapidly exhausted persona de siring copies of this pamphlet should iapply to Josephine K Henry Ver sallies Ky and they will be sent as long as t a edition lasts 125 ii CincinnaUji ANDiRETURN SUNDAY Special train leaves Lexington 730 a m Tickets good only on date of safe on train Returning leave Cincinnati at 830 p m same date Asi agents for particulars ce rrHIII E MAIN ST t