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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r lT1i tJ aC 1- ttBL1 UILSS BLADE I i iPUBLISHED WEEKLY ONE DOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCED EDITED BY A HEVa Parker 1ST OP GOOD MORALS sad AshlandeptOD 7s SUNDAY NOV 12 1905ONEDOLLAR A YEAR IN ADVANCI VOLUME XIV NUMBER 34 LEXINGTOYI KENTUCKY n 1 EftMSOF THE BLADE ilMu for one year 100 Inciubs of five NEW subscribers Mcents each C250 for five rms 100 per year In advance jftrcign subscription 160 r ye new subicVlbers sent one year prt Money Orders Drafts and Ei ti Orders payable lo the Elue iW5wrllliMe Lexington Ky n yoii change your address ad vise this Office giving your old at lIaU1newaddreH send your ubseriptlen say ivf t area newer old cow tr pit jteredat the post office at Lexlng nKtas Second Class Mall Mat ddre all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P O BOX 313 Lexlngt Kentucky ayete Telephone 019 Cumberland Telephone 307 If your subscription la due we wish you would please remit and save us kithe postage of notifying you r ji MR E REICHWALD I Fi It Is some satisfaction to know that the ruffians who assaulted Mr Reich wald and destroyed his left eye have been found guilty by the Jury which oltried them We have not learned as yet what the sentence Is but Is ought r to be the limit Mr Reichwald Is getting well as fast as he can and we hope that he wll soon be able get about and re c sume his secretary work for the Secu t lar Union Delay on the Union Report has been caused by his Illness as well as consideration of holding this years congress It was the Intention to hold theJlf done later Meanwhile his brother nlr W Relchwad will answer com municatlons directed to the Union and 1 Federation One fact has come out during the hunting down of the convicted thugs It Is that for his activity in the pro ceedlngs against the Catholic churches W watch hold property exempt from tax y ation he has become a marked man anmltyrreturn and assault him It Is difficult to absolutely prove it but facts have come out sufficient to make the sus well grounded Both assailants Catholics Truth Seeker Ivprion FriendAccept my best and sympathy i your late Ill ofcbe able to assume your place at the helm of the Blade and be able to Its J editor for years to come While Mr i Hughes can manage the publication of the Bade and keep It as it one the best Freethought papers In this country yet there Is none that can fill your place as you would fill It JFikAYO J r y TO OURSUBSCRIBERSt WHY THE BLADE IS PRINTED ONj LY ON ONE PAGEI COULD BE MADE BEST PAPER IN AMERICA SUBSCRIBERS PAY WHAT IS DUE AND DO THEIR DUTYI Necessity has again compelled us to issue the Bade for this week n but jyie cheofof paver This er ot deep regret tb us but these condi lions are largely due If not wholly so to the fact that our subscribers have failed to pay a11at Is due upon their subscriptions 4 t this time there are outstanding and due to the Blade about 2000 iii subscriptions alone One half of that sum would enable us to produce far better results than we have been dolug Our subscribers will readily understand that it costs a great deal of money to print and mall a paper like the Blade At a time when printing material and supplies are exceedingly high in cost there Is greater reason why the subscriptions dhoud be paid promptly when due It affords no pleasure to us to make of these unpaid subscrip lions especially in the columns of the paper but wo are compelled to do this In order to asK our subscribers to pay UPor we shall je forced to the neces y of borrowing money with which to pay our bills in anticipation of the subscriptions npw owing to us The Blade la engaged In a laudable mis Its purposes are distinctively humanitarian It alms to free the human mind from the errors ola rampant superstition but its friends must be true to It If It lido win the fight There are no widows mites otjcblNr an collection boxes co II An absolute dependence is jiaa dupoB it subscribers alone Coulclvenowenjoy the amount of ill due V u cr jlU as alga e toe Bade could be made the equal of snw periodical In the country Those ot our subscribers who know themselves to be in arrears should need no further explanation of their indebtedness or what Is means to us if their subscriptions remain longer unpaid We ask them to digest what Is said here recall how much they owe and send us the amount due as promptly as possible Dont be afraid that the paper will stop and you wilt loose your money The condition of Mr Moore remains about the same He is unable to do but very little writing for the Blade but that will be taken care of during his illness by Mrs Henry and Dr Wilson DOCTOR CONVICTED OF HERESY Dismissed from Ministry by Nebraska City Presbytery Lincoln Neb Oct 24Dr Carl Hullhorst a physician and Presbyter Ian minister was today suspended from the ministry by the Nebraska City Presbytery for alleged heresy ter a secret trial lasting all day The charges against Dr Hullhorst are as first charge was that the doctor nas repudiated the Westminster con fession In answer he said he refused to accept any confession excepting that of Christ himself I am the way said he It is unreasonable de dared the doctor to think that people years ago in time of superstition and meager scientific knowledge snould have a better knowledge of Christ and his doctrines than the people of today For this reason he con fessed that he repudiated the con fession and everything else of the ute outside of the Now Testament The second charge was that he de ales the tri porsonality of God An swering ho said that any school boy would vouch for It that to say three Is one and one Is three would be equivalent to upsetting the universe Jesus never said a word about three persons in the Godhead The doctor said he understood it that God is the Father man with Christ at the head is the Son and tho love that unites the two Is the Hoy SpiritFather- Son and Holy Spirit The third charge was that Dr Hull horst denies the fat of Adam and the consequent wrecK of the raee To this he Insisted that the story of the l is a myth The First Genesis ho credits with high ethical value aside ram the myth since It teaches moo ain and theism not tritheism and he fundamental truth of the Chris ian religion namely that man Is mado In e Image ofy od e did not be hat myth l tree result lu s silly he The saidItar uenles Christ To Me denies he said only the Wesunln theory concerning It Christ liv en a died for the word but through love and not through blood The tor illustrate his theory in contrast to that of Westminster which modernize ed he said would be such as this Suppose 2000 students of the State university excepting one should mutiny against the authority of the faculty nd should later wish readmission to the school Accordingly the facuty would send Chancellor Andrews to die students and he would tell them mat the faculty would like to forget but coud not However a wonderful method of salvation had been discovered The one student who remained faithful should be nailed to the fence the alley and as soon as his bloodI should trickle onto the ground forI glvenesS would be extended Such theory of atonement is prevented byt the Westminster confession and I dont believe in it I believe the d athJ jf Jesus was the natural climax of a life of love and that by submitting lo it all patiently he made an atonement for all by fusing them altogether byI his dying love The doctor said It was poor policy o the rising generation to say You nay be as good as you like but unless ou swallow the rib and the snake lad the whale you will be damned anyway NO SERMON FOR JERRY SIMPSON Victor Murdock Delfevere an dress at the Funeral In Wichita t WlcklU Kaa Oct Wltk Ito man Jerry Simpson was Jaito rest today in Maple Grove cemetery Services were held in Scottish Rite tem plathe lull Masonic ritual being performed There was no minister and the addres was delleved by gressman Victor Murdock who paid an ooqucqt tribute to his predecessor n Congress Several hundred per amongheatprominence MISS GIBSON DETAINED Miss Gibson thp trained nurse who is an officer in tie National Llbroal party and who was coming to wait upon mochas been detained in Ten nessee for six weeks longer She writes me a sweet letter in which she says Do not let yourself get blue and tell Mr Hughes to read your letters and to burn all except those that are real pleasant- I want him and Dr Wilson to exer else their combined judgment about it But I do wish that all who write to me would use their strong and well hearts to cheer my poor old rickety noartwltbgenUe and kind words Still I reckon it may be fairest and best if my enemies as well as my friends could say what they please about me whlle I am living On this November 4th I feel that I am get ting probably some better A LETTER THAT WANT REMEM BERED Springfield Ohio Nov 1905 Mr Charles C Moore tear Sir and Respected Friend I am truly sorry to hear of your ser ious illness but hope that you may recover and remain with us for many long years The world Is not prepare yet to dispense with your valuable services In advocating the rights of humanity and when you depart there will be not one left to take your pac3 I presume that during your long ana eventful life there is no one better prepared than I am to speak of your sterling worth under trying privations and bardsnlp that test men in the most trying manner and continue to advocate all that Is for tho best Inter est for the welfare of your fellow man Hoping that this may find you proved In health and wishing to be re mombered to your worthy wife I am Respectfully yours EL COFFIN FINEST TYPE OF- HUMAN RACE a WILL SOON BE EVOLVED FROM tHE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAYS LUTHER BURBANK THE HORTICULTURIST ANDeFREETHINKER- Tells of Environment and Feeding for Children and Declares Against Teaching Domatlc Religion Heredity Is Not the all Important San Francisco CalifAccording to Luther Burbahk the wizard of science and the man who Is responsible for the seedless apple the latest agricultural novelty the overman or Ueb rmansch forecast by the phil osophir Friedrlch Nietzsche will eventually be realized by the natural processes of social life in the United I StatesNi4sches theory waS that If man an evolution of the ape an over ape aq it were the overman the more than man Is sure to follow in the ogle i f the evolutionary philosophers According to Burbank Nletscbe is right to his theory that the overman will eventually be evolved and the scene at the realization will be in tho Unito States The crossing of races In shirt is the fact on which Bur Dank loses his doctrine Social eve lutlon here In this country are says will g dualY weed out the unfit ones an oily the fit will survive MDInner to Burbank Lit t Waerglven r last night by the eltamouspeecl which la noteworthy as con tainlnjVa fiat contradiction of the the ones Sf some evolutionists that here dity plays a more Important part in the development of character than en ent Among the important thing which he said he had learned to study and know by study of pant life wore theseJThere Is no doubt that If a child with a vicious temper be placed vironment of peace and quiet the lemI per will change Put a boy born of gentle white parents among Indians and he will grow up like an Indian Let a child of criminal parents have setting of morality and decency and me cnances are that he will not grow into a criminal but to be a bright man I do not say heredity will not sometimes assert itself of course When criminal Instinct crops out in an individual It might appear as if environment were leveled to the ground but In succeeding generations the effect of constant higher envIron- ment will not fall to become fixed People of Many Bloods ae In America form a nation with the bloods of half the peoples of the world within our view We are more crossed than any other nation in the history of the world and here we meet the same results that are ways seen in a much crossed race or plant all the worst as well as all the best qualities of each are brought out In their fullest intensities And right here Is where selective environment counts As time goes on environment will crystallize the American nation Its varying elements will become uni tied and the weeding process will probably leave the finest human product ever known What will hasten this development most of all The proper roaring of children Dont feed children on maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion Give them nature Let their souls drink in all that Is pure and sweet Dont terrify them In early life with fear of an after world There never was a child that was made more noble or good by fear of hen Let na ture teach them lessons of good and proper living combined with an abun dance of well balanced nourishment Those children will grow to be the best men and women Muscle IndDear Brother Moore Four years ago our acquaintance begaojn the city of Buffalo At that sere the vary incarnation of physical vigor Three years met again in the city of and you were stitl tho of perfect bodily health Two ago wo met In Lexington still continued to be the tion of physical Integrity One ago wo met again in the city Louis and you word still in a perfect equilibrium With your have therefore associated health and vigor and cannot duade myself to believe that my friend could have suddeny serious organic disease heart and I sincerely hope that ailment may prove to be purely tional and that you may soon stored to active life and lead us In our warfare against For twenty years you been in the vanguard of a great ment to lift from the weary ers of humanity the terrible of a hearuesa priesthood and that the sky is clearing and ture is full of hope I cannot thought that you will not be enjoy the fruits of your gallant for humanity I have self to believe that you are not sick and I sincerely trust wll cherish the same belief this state of mind raises the life and cites carries a suffering safely through an impending confidently expect the very pleasure of meeting you again next annual convention and meantime I trust that you will all your time to recuperation strictly avoid all the work and Incident to editing the Bade ands of hearts are beating in thy for you on account of your lion and If load wishes would your health the rising of sun would find you happy in possession of all your faculties think of you often and cherish the hope of your coveryDR T J BOWLES From the Blue Grass Blade bets 22nd I learn of the very of Lexington Ky Dr J B his close friend had visited in a long report of the case I found Mr Moore In a dition and suffering from trouble He had not lain down for ten days and was in a dition out after a hypodermic resting easy Our old leader nearing the end of the 1iIrectlylifea Journey fraught with lied and remarkable changes live on for a good while yet nature of his trouble Is such sudden call may be expected time This news will be a of great sorrow to Mr Moores friends but I hope that by avoidance of extreme physical tion and mental excitement not only safey pass this live many years in the a serene life Dr Tilden of A Club fame Is the physician Mr should have even If he can better than get his advice by Humanitarian Review I have scarcely any appetite scarcely anything as Dr Tilden suggest but I take a good medicine mics and almost live on RIOT IN SYNAGOGUE SEES BEATING OF RABBI INJURY OF From Dencor Colo Two children seriously assistant of the rabbi badly and part of the synagogue ed in the result of a riot congregation of the Zera synagogue on West Colfax last night at 9 oclock during ish feast closing the festival Yom Kippur In the midst of the while the entire settlement in prayer Jacob Schmock and Schwansk started a fight in the of the temple resulting in a melee in which the tempted to eject the Samuel Wlttanmalansky with the rabbi was badly about the faco was almost of the church was almost demolished the railing being away In the fight foremost ranks of the crowd ground below Benoath the railing were children playing and the followed by the fighting men upon them painfully bruising seven and breaking the legs Little Rachel Klager 12 years a fracture of the Left leg el Grimes 11 years old has leg broken below the knee bruises no others were hurt with the enthusiasm of of Yom Kippur and tae ces of penance and prayer those faith made merry ail day yes and the Jewish settlement on Colfax avenue was particularly carefree The floor and bal of the temple was packed when al services began with persons away with religious enthus and rejoicing two belligerents were standing in front of the dense throng when the wrangle be The two have been on bad for nearly a year it is said and resulted from an old stand which Schmock holds Schwansk The wordy war grew into blows and shouting and vowing vengeance the locked in a viselike struggle borne out of the church by the of the crown When the moving mass reached the double door and the little bid there was a fearful jam and be any warning could be givenby In front the railing was swept little girl Injured was carried nearby house and it was found her left leg had been broken was taken home by his father although the Iltte fellow groaned cried at every step it was not he had been seriously Injured Decatur street was reached the party got home the right found to be fractured below Neither of the men causing was hurt in the least and not been for the Interference crowd they wouU have finished Ithe disturbance AssistantiWlttanmalansky hurried to the and attempted to qeparate the y t t oc uuck rhea upon 7peacemaker it Is said and admin a beating The rabbis face covered with blood and his coat nearly town from his back when extricated from the batteiv S Klager the little girl who hurt is the daughter of Jacqbj 1528 Bryant street Samuel is the son of a junk dealer liv 1813 Boulevard F After carry injured lad home the father to the temple and again the worshipers Schmock is who has been working on Colfax avenue bridge over Patte river and Schwanski is a st for the Bunington railroad men are of mauue age and have for being quiet and or the iphereth Israel temple on Colfax avenue and Dale court enthusiasm of the worshipers was strong that the stove was liiad overturned and had it not for prompt action on the part of 7 small boys a serious fire would resulted the Zera Abraham temple the were all in the balcony ortt more Injuries would bayl received Lexington Ky NO2 1905 Cnarlle not gone out to see you nor to you because I fet that by so doing contribute to yourtdiscomfort or injury I want to know however that I have of you daily and inquired of about your condition I have al been your friend and now when you stand near the end of want to again testify to you my In and friendship for you I that you are a philosopher with that towers above supersti creed and environments and If you are called hence you will a pmlosopher and moralist life has been devoted only to which was for the good and the of the human race Though going as far as yourself In my of a future state I am in the sense an Agnostic acknowled what Is but refusing to pin my to an illogical and unproven In as the author of what isytrust however that you may soon Your true friend Wm H poLii you are a Freethinker help the oy sending five new gubscnoen I L fJk Ii I I i1 L r 7i 1 r r qr LETTERS FROM FRIENDS West Liberty Ky Enclosed find for which keep the blade coming Hoping this tines you much Improved lu hoaith am yours truly a CULldis1L Barnwell S CEnclosed find 200 for renewal of subscription and for Dr Wusons book I am deeply grieved to note how mild and gentle and amiable and good Brother Moore H growing I wish some preacher woul ddohim a low down men and so throw him Into his remarkable healthy state t of mind ALKKEi ALJJHiOU KNew YorkEnclosed you will find two dollars one lor the continuation t of tho titade and one for Dr Wilson Rooiue boost when it Is ready also L Z send some stamps to pay for postage c on said boon Hoping you will have Jfgreat success with ail your undertoK Li inss am yours as always W5XEK cliNICHOLS Burton Ohio Find enclosed flt y pay for paper till March lauu and it dont renew subscription please stop 11iiremain your cause C PKCKHAAI t Sweetwater Texas Please flud en ik closou one dollar to pay for the Bluer Grass Blade tor another year I regret i14so much to learn that our invincible leader Editor Moore is suffering from that treacherous disease known as heart trouble But I am glad to learn that his prospects are good for a speedy recovery of his former health N C BAWCOM il Blum TexasI was shocked today when I picked up the Blade and saw Dr Wilsons statement of your serious illness which was the first Intimation ri that you were not enjoying the bee of ccalth I am taking the liberty of writing you to express a wish I you have fully recovered and that will live many years to write for the Blade because I would consider it a calamity to the country and cause it you should become from any cause incapacitated There is not anothei man in the world that I have nevei seen in person of whomI hay as high regard as for yourself I still cherish c a hope that some day I wlJ have the pleasure of meeting you and shaking v tiyour hand Have read the Blade so y long that you seem to be an old friend Thtfro has never appeared a lino in the paper written by yourself with which I did not agree Have expressed myself plainly to you as lam one of those who believe in saying kind words to the livingJ A TAYLOR Ogden S CI was sorry Indeed to read of your sickness in the Bade have a warmer place in my bosom for you than any one whom I have never met personally I am glad to know that In the very shadow of death you i have no fear of future punishment When by accident I first read the Blade six years ago I was attracted by what I believed to be your sinceri F I began to reason with the Blade ftwriters and was converted I was turned out of the Methodist church here last year where I have belonged since boyhood for circulating over two hundred Blades containing my letter of nnbelef I am writing you this let ter to let you know in your dying hours that you have helped me to be a better man The Blaao has been a good companion Tor me I hope that you will live to road this letter and to edit the Blade for many years to come So goodbyeALPHA LEE NEELY Spring Creek PaJust as you do not believe in Socialism free love or anarchy and in these you do not sur pass me in unbelief so I do not believe as you do in your religious motives But I believe in you as a man You are my brother with many positive virtues Believe me now that you are sick I would do all in my power to alleviate your suffering Peace be to you oven the peace which passeth all understanding LovinglyS E WINGER Pastor M E Church Cato IndDid you not about ten years ago publish an article from your own pen advocating free love Please answer la the Blade Allow me to express my sincere regrets at the reports of your ill health and sub scribe myself your friend W A best of my knowledge and belief I never published any such ar ticle from my pen If anybody knows of iuch an one I wish he would send It to me and I will return it after reading ft- Sullivan IndI enclose you 2 U to pay for Blade and one to pay for- i IMI c Jt Dr Wilsons book I was very sorry to hear of your Illness but hopo you are much Improved ere this I have- been intending to come and see you and learn more about your trip to the Orient as I expect to make a trip thero this winter I am tho only man in Sullvan county Indiana that denounces tho atonement and salvation by faith and have been doing so for 36 years I havo read both the Chris flan and Musaelmnns Bibles also Behind the Bars and Dog Fennel and appreciate the latter very mucn ABE HAKES P 9I enclose you clippings from the Kansas City Star in regard to the Congressd Paris KyI havo read in the Blade with heartfelt sorrow and deepest sympathy of the serious ilness of Mr Aiooro and I wish to express my sym pathy for him and his grieving wife and family I know he receives more private letters than he is able to read and was in hopes that last weeks Blade would bring the glad tidings ol nls recovery and still hope ho may 00 spared to us many years for Consider him the grandest Spartan of thorn all Too much cannot be said ton his pralso but there wil be plenty of loving friends who are able to write the glowing tribute he deserves With familyIam your sincere friend MRS J 0 HARMON Waco TexasMy dear Mr Moore I regret to see by your last paper hat you are seriously ill and hasten io assure you and your family of my sincere sympathy I know your age but had boieved you to be a man of robust health I know that you are not afraid of death but you should uavo many years yet to your credit in which to battle for the truth and am hoping that you will soon recover from this spell and be yourself again J D SHAW Athens O Through a friend of mine I have just learned of your re sorrytam a neveruyou rom we need you more than any man in the United States Many people know you of whom you have no knowledge whatever We cant well get along without you and while am in posses sion of no minute facts relative to Jour case I am led from what I have learned to believe that your disease Iv not lriflriairaifra Likely m tl say why do I speak thusiOr uc heart disease other than in Jamatory requires years for devel opment and never to my knowledge nave you ever complained of heart rouble Still you may have tolerated this trouble as many others without remonstrance Be In good cheer and allow me to say most candldy you tvill be well in time In confidence and courage I know you are not lack ng and these are the necessary ro quisities in any sickness Trusting a peedy recovery I am franernally d S SORCH M D New Baltimore PaPlease find en closed post office money order tor the Bade up to March 1906 sent to my father John Felten and me The rest to to be used as missionary pur pose and help to the Blue Grass Blade extend my sympathy to Mr Moore out hope at arrival of this letter will and him better for we need him yet o swamp a lot of our gospel pound ers and where can we find a man that has stood the abuse and persecution far the right as C C Moore has Think of that narrowminded Canadian who is not worthy of kissing Mr Moores toe so full of religious hate as to abuse Mr Moore in such an ig norant way We must be living wayI back in the woods where the old kind of religion is good enough for him but it only shows his littleness as certanly some of his neighbors who sent him the Blade got to read Mr Moores answer Such small brained sang a smart child wouldnt even send Please strip sending the Blade to my father as he is blind I can read my Blade to him I would meI to have Mr Moores opinion as to whether an Infidel can join any or ders such as Odd Fellows Elks and Knights of Phythlas etc would it a benefit My best wishes to Mr Hughes and family and Mr Moore and family also hoping to hear in next Blade of Mr Moores recovery yours fraternallyCHAS H FELTEN- I am not myself a member of any kind of an order though there are good people in many of them I would not belong to any order that required me to subscribe to anything that I do not believe Hartford City IndWas sorry to learn by the Blade of your severe ill ness and hope you are better at this time and will soon be all right again Stirring times ahead yet and we needI you In the thick of the fight with your 15 fearless shining lance In hand always ready for every emergency Enclosed find order for my subscription and a copy of Dr Wilsons now book Well Brother Moore Haeckel may be the greatest man in Europe and Dr Wil son Is beyond a doubt a remarkable man In many ways In stating how ever that ho is the greatest man in America it is perhaps well to bear in mind that W J Bryan is in the Philip pines and that the writer hereof is In indana Will visit the Blue Grass country next year and will not fall to see Quukoracre Wm NOONAN Oswego Kansas Yours serious ill ness as announced by Dr Wilson two weeks ago shocked and surprised m for supposed you had an exception ally vigorous constitution and wa free from serious ailments I intend ed writing last week but am very busy o I deferred writing hoping earnestl that the next paper would report grea improvement in your condition If the cause of humanity should be so un fortunate as to lose its most aggressive advocate in the contest with Holy Uhost devotees yet it will be fortu nato in having as your successor such an abe and worthy man as Dr Wilson and also such grand coworkers as Mrs Henry and Mrs Ciosz I am glad to see such evidence of personal es teem evinced for you by all who know you Intimately both Christian and Mel It has been my aim to win the good opinion of Christians before they knew my belief thus deprive them of the argument that belief or unbelief is a test of character in dealing with our felow men With warm gards for your family and prayer for your recovery I am your fraternally WILSON IVES San Francisco CaUfMy dear Mrs MooroI have just received a letter advising me of your dear hush nds Illness I cannot describe my emotions when I read it for aside from the Cause which he has so ably presented and the magnificent Prii clple sUfferedtereremains that peerless courage that coot only tenderness that has helped us to be better men and My dear Mrs womenI but one way to look at We have no mythical God to go to we have no faith In fabulous Christ but we know that death is that repose to which no dreams good or bad come to trouble us and after lifes fitfulfever we shall sleep well After Mr AtQ9rjls detractors and persecutors are forgotten his memory will abide with the world as one that dared ev ery thing bad for the one thing good TRUTH familyandGoodbye love to your believe me as your affectionate friend M GRIER KIDDER Barnesvllle OhloI want to assure you of my sincere sympathy with you In your illness When the Blade come this morning bearing the unpeosant news I just sat down and cried just what we common women always do when we feel our Inability to do any thing else But with the reaction has come a great hope that In spite of the long faces of the doctors your sickness will prove only a flurry serious enough may be but yet only a temporary trouble that will have the good effect of showing the Bade readers and your friends in general just what you are to them Why I cannot con ceive of a United States without a Kentucky nor of a Kentucky without a Chas C Moore and his Blue Grass Charles C Moore and his Blue Grass Blade I have sometimes wondered whether It was more your evident sincerity or your unflinching courage that makes your readers swear by you In spite of such difference of opinion as sometimes exist between you and them- Assuring you again of my tendorest sympathy for your suffering and ear nest wish for your ultimate recovery I am fraternally yoursLOU LAWRENCE Hyattsvllle MdDe1r Bro Moore I see with much regret in the copy the Blade I received today that you have been and perhaps still are very and that you are indulging yourself in forebodings that you will not live much longer I am very sorry Indeed to know that you are and suffering pain but so far as your tenure of life is concerned I believe you are good for twenty years yet and if you will make up your mind to believe so also you will find that It will do you good However it is appointed unto all men to die once and it Isa fate that none can escape Tho longer I live the less terror death has for me Indeed a painless death would have no terror for meat all I believe It is only Infidels to whom death is no longer the King of Ter rors Christians claiming that they will go straight to eternal bliss dread death more than unbelleve who know not whatle in tha broj 4 ta less it be eternal sleepIdo not know anybody who can die If you must with a better conscience than you can You have lived absolutely up to your convictions and have never known any other person who has done that I love and esteem you none the less because your victions and mine have varied widely on some material point For Instance I am heart and soul bound up in the Single Tax which you esteem as rot But you are honest about ItI and I love a man who stands up for what ho believes and opposes what ho does not believe You have a right to believe that the world is better because you have lived haveeaccomplished no one can estimate how thesHuman mind from error Your personal life has been not only bameloss menywouldtoe a proud man tonight if my own life had been only half as gentle and as blamuesa as yours But you must quit Indulging the thought that you are going to die soon xou will still be at Quaneracre hale and sound and editing the Blade byI wireless telegraph in the year With best wishes for your long life and continued happiness I remain yours falthfuly A C QUISENBER HY Philadelphia PaThs mornings Blade brings the sad news that you may not long be with us on this earth and I hope you be spared to give the He to the usual deathbed repentance so common in Sunday school litera ture A member of the Paine Memorial Association In the State of Ohio has dictated his own funeral sermon m a phonograph to be delivered at his own request so as to prevent misrepresentation of his neighbors regarding his antireligious views I nope you wll do I had the greatlikewiseIing the ument at New Rochelle and hearing a benediction by the chaplain of the Sons of the Revolution who was the rector of a large Episcopal church In New York City I had also the pleasure of meeting the old veterlau In Freethought Capt George W Loyd who not withstanding his four score years was up bright and early on the morning of the dedication and when I went to his home I found he had departed for the sepulchre of Thomas Paine where I found him rcng away the stones like the angt at the tomb of Jesus Capt Loyd has spent 60 years of his life in New Rochell- egutilingthom omnneat ofPai his declining years have ooin spent in securing a suitable successor He was assigned the honor of turning over the key of the gate to the monument to Hon H 8 Clarke mayor of New Rochelle and the city will assume Its care forever I do hope that If there Is a heaven or hell and you meet Thomas Paine or Robert Ingersol you will give them my kindest regards I am glad that you have made provision for continu- Ing the BladeJAS B ELLIOT- TJOcoeeFlaI am In receipt of your paper stating your serious illness am Indeed sorry to believe that it is in the course of nature that a man of your honest expression wilt be heir to disease and death would to the law that governs nature that you could be spared to battle on in this ago of so much need Your brain has produced enough honest thought to revolution- Ize the religion of this priest ridden nation if the net of superstition could be laid by long enough to let it reach the normal faculty of mans brain I am proud that I have had the fortunate opportunity to read the many truths you have said Surely you are an honest thinker My heart thrills with emotion when I read your books and paper the pages of which are fill ed with so much that would make this world better if It was possible to touch the reason without first remain ing abnormal crust of fear that has been born in our race of ages gone by I have the sacred assurance that you have endured much and labored for the good of mankind Your work will stand It is bound to link in the chain of civilization there are souls to be born that will thank you and regret that you had so much to cum ber you and make life a burden for your honest thoughts notwithstanding all of the superstitious forces you had to contend with you have fought a good fight and I hope you will be spared to live to see the influence of your perseverance I have four chil dren allot whom have read Dog Fennel in the Orient and are grati fied with its 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full of so many hieroglyphics eta By days mall I sending along the Blade of October lit to Cana friend 7 and have underlined considerable of your article lead k to y A We o our a IIDuluth i s j 15 to a to St cticsso and MAIL US 220 1st was was was copy to am your dian with c t II jI M JGenl St COSTELLOI pencil presuming that it was he who sent the interesting and amusing copy of Sept 3rd If this copy Is returned to you will you please drop me a line to that ef feet on receipt of when I will send you some particulars about this sky PlOt which will give you material for an interesting sequel of the lad dent He recently conducted a sinner trap In this place and we awoke one fine morning to find that the bird of prey kad UfUWALTER J HELM I r