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Digital page images are linked to the text file. i t tt J I rJ 7 1 r 1 ay wf Ir l BLTJE URASII 4 jf PUBMSHED EEKLy5 NI ibojLAB A YJJAB IM ADVANCE 2 r EDITED BY A HEAThF ST cJF GOOD MORALS =frhrtier 1 14 VOLUME XIV NUMBER 3tptOd LEXINGTOVI KENTUCKY SUNDAY ftEC 3 1905 ft E1DOLLARA YEAR INSADVANCr i iv I TERM OF THE BLADE Xlllue for ohe year 1000 In clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 250 for five Jerms 100 per year InTadvancs foreign subscription 150 Five new subscribers sent one year for 250 i all Money Orders Drafts and xjprfl3 Orders payable to the Clue Grass Slade Lexington Kyv felyou chahgel our addressed this office giving your pldj at tell is the new address jsvirtend your ubscrlptlon sa4 are ahew or eat o tJu n Hexlngon Kentucky tat the foai office at Lexlng tan KY ter as Stconu Class Mall Mat i Idr communicates to BLUEGRASS BLADE P O IOX 303 Lexlngt Kentucky tayeue TChpllunc Cumberland Telephone 307 ifyour subscription Is due we wish uu would please remit and save us be postage ot uutilylng you Josephine Henry Is writing a amphlet on Marriage and Divorce tid will soon be ready for press It sill be an uptodate treatise of this vital question that is claiming so much attention from Church State and the press The size of the edition will den pend on the demand for this pamphlet persons wishing one or more copies will please drop a postal to JOSE PHINE HENRY Versailles Ken tucky The price of this pamphlet will be announced later In the Blade r Josephine K Henrys pamphlet n and the Bible is meeting commendation It Is now sections of the Unit ks for it have been diand Scotland Ger Afeden As the edition Is rapidly exhausted persons de airing copies of this pamphlet should apply to JOSEPHINE HENRY Ver K sallies Ky and they will be sent as iiHA long as the edition lasts f UNKINDNESS TO ME FROM WASH INGTON CITY ItAman whoso name have forgotten lives In Washington City has t I written mo a very long letter that is very uhklnd In its tone because I 1 write against free love and anarchy I read more than hart of It and threw It all In the fire He says he has taken the Blade because some one sent It to him on the 50 cent club plan but f wants It discontinued when his time Is out and he gives the name of anoth er man who he ays will discontinue- for the same reason t It seems to me that no good man I could write an unkind letter to any I man who Is struggling between life and death as I am doing Pay up your subscription and help us to make the Blade an uptodate weekly Freothought paper INTEREST rTO BLADE RrADERS EDITOR MOORE 0N THE MEND I am sure that thcJ evidence In the last Blade Mr ilobres improvement will be gratifying to alL I hope that his progress a continue and that he will live mkny years yet to wield his trenchant pen for freedom of speech and thought There are many ways of doing ood In life but the ono way rising h gh above all oth ers is that of llberatl orfof the human mind which has been imposed1 upon and imprisoned by superstition A man may bo kind 1 good to family and neighbors That much A man may be temperate t uthtul and tolerant In private life That is much A man may be patriotic benevolent amiable and liberal Vhat Is much But high above all of these is the sacrillce he makes n reeing the man mind for without liberty of thought and speech st government cannot prevail and a the other vir tues cannot progress Therefore the highest aspiration a t ifted mind may have is to aid in the progress of manity through his fo ors for mental emancipation This Mte Moore started out to do twentyjoV more years ago He was peculiarly equipped for this work No other lan unless It oe Cassius M Clay could have begun tad done the work M r Moore has- Ion6 In Kentucky It took a brave Iefit1tspirltastubbotresOlute soul- a brain rtocked with facts and a force of expression j avlngthe rnIJ1 powers Mr ooaspecu f WY i I 1 P2rl11v e I fOr 1u Ho understood the B oroughly and was gifted with t keen convinc ing style of express which went straight home With all this he charm ed with the garlands df thought and with a humor which w s Irresistible a humor of the first ranjk He has les sened am sure ten thousand cares by the rolllcldng lau uter which he has sent rippling through as many Ifo wearied souls jI have been offox this old Buck for a good many yeas and as I see him now staggering tne yoke and his wearied head bending low none can feel sadder than myself The Blajle I earnest entreat pit those in ar rears to pay up No doubt it is depressing to Mr Moore Just at this time after all his labor of years to see the paper cut in two Some of you no doubt fear that the Blade will not continue It will continue if you pay uplf we all do our duty Some of you have grown disinterested on account of Mr Moores attitude on the economic questions If you are a Freethinker you are not looking at this matter in just exactly the right way The beauty aid Joy of Free thought is that it fi rnishes latitude and longitude for all opinion If Mr Moore cant see the conomic side as some of us in the clt Is be cant help itlot him howlit shows his ig norance on the subj ct that brings lout the truth all the tronger If he happens to be right and we show our ignorance all the socner I and the brighter will the truth come uppermost I believe In crediting all with honesty of opinion and in the full and free expression of it There aro Just as many shades of opinion among Liberals as among Christians and the liberals thing to do is to entertain all fur and against in an amiable man neroJust because I have a certain opinion dont make that opinion true or right I may bo wrong and it is your duty to good naturedly indulge me and hope that I will have better sense in time NoIone ought to go back on the Blade Just because of opinions expressed in it with which 3they do not agree for in doing so they lessen the circulation of the opln ions with which they do agree dont you see I do not believe In Prohibi- lion but Mr Moores radical stand never affected mo nor caused mo to waver in the support of the Blade I knew that the motive which Inspired Mr Mooro to stand up for Prohibition was for human good and I mired him for the motive whlcu inn spired him to benefit his fellow man That was one of his crankitleas I cad some cranK Ideas of my own and was willing to indulge his If he indulged mine so I didnt quit the Blade Just because we differed on Prohib ition That wouldnt have been liber at When I was a youngster I used to havo to peel apples for apple butter and for drying Some of the very nnest and largest had bruised spots I and rotten specks which led clear into the heart Now what aid I do with those large flue apples Did I throw the wholo apple away on account ofa tuo bruised speck Why not just cut It out and took the rest for what it was worth which was still equal to four or live little apples dont you see I have no doubt that many Blade readers get tired of mo If so dont throw the whole paper away but cut tho speck out and keep the rest for you have Moore Henry Bowles Close Clarke Kidder and all the rest One person cant make a paper I Many of you take the Blade for Mr Moores writings and you care little or nothing for any of the writings of the rest of us and you think that as it looks as if he might be taken away you dont want the Blade any more Now that Is not just exactly right and liberal It is not respectful to the rest of us who have labored so hard to keep the Blade going It Is not oven respectful to Mr Moore for you should wish to see the work continue which he begun Dont you want to continue to see that shaggy old phiz In the upper left hand corner Why It will make you laugn in the years to come every time you look at it and yes sometimes It may make you cryNow let us all rally to the support of the Blade and make it what It used to bea free lance a wide open widec wake paper the one prime object Freethought and free spjecli which more than all things else combined contributes to human good and which helps everybody to be gbod There are so many ways in which to be good that they all cant be crowded in a pay per The good in us of a domefltloaad Solainature uan only bo extenSedTfly personal contact to those around us A paper is a public medium by which to express good and in thus going before tho public we must unite in some one or two prime principles which affect tho public good The public cares little for our private goodness Freothought and free speech are the greatest principles of good that can come to men and women universally or to a nation With these es tablished the other virtues follow Let the Blades columns open to all the issues that affect mankind morally mentally spiritually economically re ligiously and let all be as liberal as they profess to be and hospitable to all thought You are not a Freethinker if you are not Let the language be haste and clean Let us Impress ev wry new reader that our aim is to got at the truth of things to establish jusice and to do good As to the Editorship- In the event of Mr Mooro being taken from us what about the editor you ask The paper I suppose will be run just as It has been for several years Mr Moore in fact has stood in about the same relation as the rest of us He has sent in his copy just like the rest of us and none of us knew what was coming out until we saw the paper Mr Hughes practically has been the editor and I suppose will continuo so When Mr Moore was in the Orient the paper went on just the same and gained a thousand subscribers A great many look to me and letters are coming to me addressed as Editor of the Blue Grass Blade I have not assumed such task and cannot do moro than I have done In the past and I believe that you will all credit me with doing my part For the last eight years I have been most Instru mental in bringing it out of all its ficulties When the caso often seemed hopeless somehow or other I got the dough by private or public appeal I have worked to keep tho Blade going and I want to see it live We need a weekly Monthlies are too far apart when it comes to news matters There are many subjects which come up which must be met right at the time reasonIabloor three times too much and liberals cant afford to spread many copies Wo must have a cheap weekly The blade at one dollar or five for 50 cents in clubs Is extremely reasonable If you desire to scatter 50 or 100 it wont break you up It offers you thj chance to do missionary work The time has now come when we k y shod e samet Ix lrj tGf cunt sliiJjJi di4 lpf lA g as toed May kughea will Sumo that position and 1 adsother will help just as we have been and all the rest will take iji1DUP of th responsibility on yourselves aa we san make it a hummer It whole be in osslble for me to assume tho editoi hip I have to make a living and t must say It my circumstanced 1 n t very flattering or conducive to lelsur and ease I have my troubles ae and i y bUrdentrare lseauryfvsaas- not 4 al aye as lighthearted as you may Judge lie to be In fact whenever you see a ongarUcle of mine put It doW1it that jwaffiust writlngwto ifex myself t0 tIs InatfeffrfcrniB r too tenth tt1 leltrsI sot I staclj tfiem up think every day I will reply to a bunch but tho days pass by a u after awhile they get old and am ashamed to reply I hope this will overlooked for I regret It much y and if you knew how my time is mo aopolized you would not feel fend l am sure Ag Inttho Blade will go on if we all d our duty In a talk with Mr Hughes he assured me that he would do on it and that it is his in tentfntkeep it up to the last ditch Lo those who are behind pay up and sall that will be needed Mr Hugh si eventually will be out of debt and lfio paper will then be prosperous and never again will there be a necessity ioapeal for help I have now said all I Fan say and done all I can do and If the paper is not continued it will ijot be from fault ot mine Harriet Ciosz It tas good for sore eyes to see the nom Harriet M Close signed to a communication last week I have had a laree number of letters in which I were inquiries as to what had become of Mrs Closz and many inquiries have come to the Blade all of which show tile strong hold she has upon ifcibeltjB Mrs Closz is a writer whose artloMBMUwayB worth reading t- hesecthet bet r8tllf for the tlrd reading Unless sickness orI some other good reason exists she Is not doing the right thing in putting her lamp under the bushel If Mr Moores illness continues every writer will be needed and Harriet mustI hustle with the rest of us The Culturlst Walter Hurt will soon be out with the jew Liberal monthly The Cul turlst and I believe that it is going to be a corker He has been delayed for two reasons First He has been suffering with neuresthenia the result of a bad attack of grippe he caught in Colorado last March For a longtime he was afraid to start the first issue for fear he would get worse and not bo able to put out the second Fin ally when he recovered to the extent of being able to go to work two months ago the printers of Cincinnati went out on a strife and not until last week was he able to secure a printer A number of printers would agree to put out the first issue but none on account of the strike could guarantee that they could put out the second so was delayed again The Culturist will be out sometime in cember Hurt is going at It right the American News Company takes 5000 of the first issue and it will ap pear on the principal news stands of the country As the demand grows it will use more The Culturlst In my opinion will be a credit to tho cause and far in advance of anything yet tempted by Freethought enterprise Hurst is one of the ablest writers th country His long experience in tuo newspaper field on the leading dallies of New York Philadelphia Cleveland Chicago and Denver will bo invaluable aid to him He is par ticularly qualified for management of the circulating department the most important position on a journal of any Und It is one thing to edit a paper and another to reach the public Hurt has secured a small army of contributors the leading lights of tho Liberal world He starts off with 2000 sub scriboft and 5000 for the American News Company This entitles him the privilege of sending 14000 second rate through the malls He will print 10000 of tho first issue The will bo 11x14 inches The cover will have for its design a tall lighthouse throwing four gleaming lIghtsKnowl edge Truth Liberty and Justice over a dark sea and a ship in peril It is a striking cover and designed by Walter Layman a good Liberal and the leading mural painter of Gin clnnati The leading article will be by Clarence Darrow I have an tide along about tho tall end Freethought the Essential of all Progress Hurt gives a biographical II jItelanJ iuler oomu in tke firstj umber He e dater to Jnseit8ga upp1eSent e of his leading xjtotrib size for framing r You will all tHurt fsolo man anaYO i J1l your o IS s lallf1did sob rfJ o velyss a poe oriel jC t the English L shads ThoG tlleitstip sedttor all oylnlons Wl ng1s tt e t be magazine in tho country Si rqjyyj6iu t of them will be moro present able on new stand None have such a tanking over and enterprise that should be encouraged The start is good Will you keep up Subscribers are the life ot any paper The price is 100 per year 10 cents single copy I want all my friends to see tho first number of the Cuiturlst Send threo cents Inpostage at once for sample copy to Walter Hurst 200 East Fourth street Cincin natl Ohio The Rome Book Hughes has about 115 pages set up There will bo about 200 pages more to set up The hoax will be larger than I at iirst intended and will entail extra expense If I didnt think you were going to get tho worth of your money two or three times over I wouldnt ask for a subscriber Hughes will print 2000 copies 500 more than he at first intended He hits ventured this risk on my assurance and belief that they will all bo ten up He has been trying to get It out in December dont know whether ho will succeed or not We will have to be a little pa tient with him The bestlpart of my book will be that depleting Italy I had- a good subject down there to writ about and opened up en dtgooseb- elieveIhx I se given tPepaoab the hottest punChes ityhas eVer go ten You dont want u miss readin what I have to say sosend in your der at once to Hughes In a near issue of the Blade the names and addresses of the original subscribers will be printed and if any errors exist or if any have changed address they must notify Mr Hughes so there will be no miscarriage of the books J B W EXPLANATION BY EDITOR MOORE In the Blade of November 26 under the head The Vatican etc there is an article without any signature or initials to it so that it appears that Editor Moore wrote ft I did not write it and do not know who did and I suppose the name or initials have been omitted through mistake Of course it would make confusion and embarrassment for articles to pear as written by me when they are not even though they might bo much better than any I could write other rather long article telling about 1my probably being on my death bed Is a reprint from the St Dpuls Post Dispatch written by a Lexington Kentucky correspondent bud no creel it having been given to the Post patch it appears to have been writ ten to the Blade from Lexl ton and therefore destroys to some extent the interest of my correction of some errors In the report f IAblndon IllI write to request you to discontinue the Blade addressed T A Baldwin Ablndon Ill My subscription is paid to December 1905 I am 75 years old and in poor health dont want to be called hence and leave the Blade not paid for I have read it for a number of years am pleased with Its reading but the time will come when we must give up all thlngsT A BALDWIN I11111er City Ohlol enclose check for to renew my sub scrip on for Wingae think a dollar is not too much for a keepanews s illness in the glade affects us all But we hope that the good physician he Ithas find his good nurse wife and na may restore him to his usual health have often times wished I could see Mr Mooro personally But health and business have prevented It Tell Mr Moore that he has my best wishes and the people of North Ohio tand I may call and see him should ho long enough for Im almost as anxious to see him as h was toLvisit Palestine LEWIS a DBUBLEJ NP4 cUone jettiethanks for to oun o delta t I t tlons wd Ut from tie citizens and Thanksgiving Day should serve to remind us not only of our present blessings but of our personal responsibilities for the future of our coun try tIIllinois when gathered together will turn their thoughts for a time to the consideration of their obligations as citizens and determine to participate in a larger measure In the adminis tratlon of the public business and the advancement of the common welfare Whether It is sought to relieve God Almighty of the responsibility for the recent Carnival of criminal exploita lion ol national state and municipal Jgovernments now being exposed I do not luow but at any rate ye hero have expressed by the Governor of i Illinois what Infidels have long had iiiscAlbed upon their banners viz Re spot siblity to our follow men =noLto tUu who ever before heard a Chris liali declaring that government de p nded upon the individual integrity H Fpr ages God has been not only the Ft jf jftuthor and finisher of our faith what over that may mean o but also the in aImeatsre soytiorYw of the ungad1y fail tc urntfio pasf1ias chrii1cledrInw t Iflness whereof note how divine Russian f 1thethan at first appears In omitting God and suggesting that citizens partial pate in the administration of public business we are reminded that while God administers tho affairs of nations the common people are iII eluded The individual is simply a great big O God Is the great I AM He Is IT and his chosen emissaries falone are permitted to participate in the administration of tho government Gov Deneen has done well in separating godly responsibility and Indl vidual responsibility God and the common people cannot work in the same harness without God getting the long end of the traces and the sooner we recover from the dwarfing stultifying stupi rying and ag3od superstitious teach ing that we owe everything to God and nothing to our fellow men the sooner shall we face toward the light and when our brains can assimilate the idea that everything of good that 1ve have or can ever possess come and must continue to come through the efforts of our brothers and sisters through the efforts of tho common but greathearted men and women of past and present and future we are thinks that soon we shall have proclamations Issued as reminders that we owe grateful tribute to those who have contributed of mind and strength for the uplifting of the race for tile betterment of humanity Then will tho streams of the misdirected energies of thanking Almighty God be brought to flow in their proper channels and the great barren desert of Divine respson blllty will be J come alive and sing with the fruitful ness Each for all and all for each H M C Webster City Iowa Marshall N CI am grieved and Inideep sorrow to learn of your continued sickness through tho Blade But I have a hope that you will recover and live a long time yet but If you should pass away before I do I will say like Ingersoll I place the dead where na ture places them and when one dies that we love I will say oh that we may meet again With kind wishes Jfor yourself and family remain your sincere triendJ J PERKINS wi ii NOTES AND r COMMENT l By JOSEPHINE HENRY From Columbus Ohio a special to Use press says The local CIrcuIt Court today Nov 4th held thatI church parsonages priests hour and Bishops palaces ARE subject to indeed should they not bot cots a jusU decision and all the in our country having jurlsdlc t witIthe clergy but all church property should be put on the tax list and made to pay its just proportions of taxes Our National and State Const tutlons declare that church and State are separate but as long as church property Is exempt from taxation weI defy the Constitution and have a ion of church and state Why shouli a Bishops palace be exempt and the washwomans or day laborers hovels be burdened with enormous taxes f Why should million dollar churchesI be exempt and flouring factories and the humble home of 1the poor hatfo taxes piled upon them The health wealth nil prosperity of the people depend on the work of the laborers the crops factories founder ies mercantile and commercial enter prises The churches do not contrib ute In the smallest degree to the 1health support education wealth or of the people They occupy the most expensive building cites and for six days in the week while human Jt ity is laboring and struggling to sup port educate and elevate Itself the churches are shut up and appear as 1cold and dark as vaults and on the day when they open theIr doors they teach a pot pours of mys vf teries and myths that never have and 4 never will be understood or proven iand for this they are exempt from and they have protection and privileges not accorded to the heaviest taxpayers If a man or woman paid taxes on a million dollars worth of property and tried to teach from their own doorsteps any of the Oriental religions Mormonism the rights of Reason or any other cult they would be debarred the prlvilge k and declared a nuisance but the churches are protected from even i question or protest while teach ing cruel absurd and impossible doc trines The laws of uie land declare a that this government recognizes no religion yet all legislation defers Ur Is in the Interest of tho Christian religion and it exempts hundreds of f millions of church property from tax- I atlon This is at once unjust and un American If every church in the Un ited States were closed for a year it would not in the least effect the wel fare of the country or any class ex cept the clergy but if the agricultur 1st should not plant and reap his crop the mills and factories shut down the shops close up and transportation cease for just one year the condition of our people would bo desperate in face of this tact why should the t useful employments and utilities be taxed to the utmost and the church that renders no tangible service be exempt from taxes The church has extorted more trib ute from governments and the toll- Ing millions than any institution that ever was on the earth and yet it can not be proven that it ever landed one poor tempest lost soul In heaven In deed it has not and it never will prove that human beings have im mortal souls or that there is either a heaven or a hell When the working people of the United States fully realize that they are burdended with taxes because the t7 magnificent and growing possessions of the church are exempt from taxd f tlon the government will have to face this question nail the sooner this Is tdone the better for both the people and the churches If churches were t taxes the Christians would not erect churches that cost millions or hun dreds of thousands as they do now bankrupting congregations and be forced to wheedle the money from the public by all sorts of schemes and de vices to pay their debts Tax the churches and modest buildings will ue considered good enough to worship the Lord in and church beggars al ways women will not prey upon the public hl1every onijof our state legisla a bill forne taxation of church property should be introduced and championed by great and good Amer- Icans who realize the danger that threatens us and the safety of cling ing fundamental principles A re ligion that shirks its honest dbte and does not deal fair with the government and cannot or will not support protectionIc The following from the Louisville Post will explain itself NOVEL SUBSCRIPTION r TD FOREION MISSIONS anexlshtirglycL 18 Last f 1 r t Sunday at the Bethel church a novo- lsUbseriptlonwlS taken up for tho cause of foreign missions There were about 300 women present and nearly all of them are chicken raisers Tho suggestion was made and adopted that the women give to foreIgn missions the proceeds from the sat of all eggs laid on the Sabbath some thing very incon sistencabout the adoption of this suggestion and the teaching that we must Remember the Sabbath day to keep holy Of course all who dc this and a whole book full of other things are supposed to earn fa deed to a turner lot in the New Jerusalem The women of the Bethel church perhaps dbnot know that the Bible gives no hint that women go to heaven and from recent decisions of the clergy there never was and there never will woman angel Yet here a bela women and hens breaking one ten commandments to ry onf reign mission work The ens are supposed to be Indus trious even days In the week and tae wo ben suspend their devotions long en ugh to keep the hens attend ing pro ptIy to business and gather Ing the hen fruit which In both cases Is contbry to scripture teaching and ail this a done to try and j Save tae heathen in his blindness Who bojvs down to wood and stone The ilea might bo suggested that perhaps the heathen at our doors need the attention of all the women aihlr hens that will enlist in the soul savirflf business Eggs is high now and t1e money raised by the indus try of the hens turned over to the macullndt manipulators of church funds by the women might do some good missionary in our slums alleys and negro huts Money makes the missionary go to foreign lands and he or she takes up the hopeless task of converting the socalled heathen nations whose population is so great that if they parsed in procession ten abreast it wouta take more than 60 years for them to pass The women and the hens d f not know what a contract they hate entered into and it Is well they do sot It is an unfair business all aroun making the hens do the work andJthe women make the sacrifice tho eggs to save the heathen The average woman is not a capitalist and largely the majority have toot even a hen to bring them in ajlttle pocket money but when the church ceases to call on women to make sacrifices for their religion the church will go out ot business and the heathen can go headlong to destruction Here Is how one man In the reli glous state of Indiana loves honors and cherished his wife The press prints the following WITH ABED SLAT He Hit His Wife and Doctors Say Her Child May Be Dead Wabash Ind July 29P L Free man was today convicted of assault and battery and sentenced to serve eight months In jail Last night he attacked his wife with a bed slat and beat her brutally It is thought she may not recover and physicians think her unborn child was killed Should the woman die Freeman will be rearrested on a murder charge bne is In a precarious state tonight I wonder if this is one of the matches that was made in heaven Of course It was because the churchr says all marriages are divine sacra mysteries Then tho Cath church olic says that all marriages should indissoluble even if a man lje seats wife and unborn child to a bed slat Hon P L ets the terrible sentencE onthSin jail for using this deathIth loving honoring and cher wife while here in Keu anegro to tho penlten bacon from a smokehouse toy a term of five years P L Freeman perhaps his name was Paul Luke and he was living up to his Christian privileges Paul the saint says The husband is the head of the church A women who had such head would be better off without any head at all Paul says too that women are commanded to be under obedience and this poor womans obe hence no doubt put herself and unborn chuld inder the ground Cardinal bons ho seems to know moreabout the dtles of women than any one 3xcept d Cleveland says that It Is the duty of all women to stay at home minister to their husbands and ake tho Virgin Mary for the model Poor Mrs Freeman might have been rying to do her Christian duty but bed slat in the hands of a brute pre rented her from bringing Into the world a living child as the Virgin Mary did I do not know how the church will deal with such a case or with the tens of thousands of wo mon who have no homes and no hus landg One Ming Is certain tho man Who brutally murders his wife and nborn child even if sent to the scaf told for Jhecrime Is pursued to the Y il J g t last moment of his life by the clergj who groom him for heaven anti he is assured ho will exchange th plac cap for a starry crown Isnt iLabou time to stop the brutal butchery of women in the United States tAn fair election causes more protest from the clergy than the murder of thousands of wives every yearrln the United States We have socleliea lor the prevention of cruelty to chlldrei and animals Is It not high time we had a socety for the prevention of wife murder Such societies lire solute necessities in ourtstla civilization MARRIAGE t AND DIVORCE F jr some time I have been engaged writing a pamphlet on this question the most vital one President Roose vet says that the American people have to deal with The President is right on this point Marriage and Divorce IS the most important ques tlon of our time and on its proper solution depends the weal or woof the American Republic I have finished this pamphlet and it is now in the hands of my publisher Mr James B Hughes of the Blue Grass Blade at Lexington Ky He assures mo that it will come from the press and be ready for mailing by December 10th and I shall on that date begin filling all orders for them I have not in treating tho subject dealt with the evolution of marriage or statistics on the question but have dealt with Mar Page and Divorce as it is right now day Up to this time men have had much to say on the question from the pulpit and platform and through the press and made all the law in church and State governing the system Women ave been wonderfully silent on the most vital question in life to them and they have been tirely tabooed by their mascullpe ar biters and legislators I viejv the question from a womans stand point and have endeavored to throw a rad lum light on the socalled sacred Insti tution of marriage I have endeavored to be fair and dealt in facts dual conditions and truths as they le all about us If I am in error c any point I will be glad to be own wherein Some of the truths n y be homely but they are truths nev the less No language can convey the truth I 4havo not touched on the lana side of the question for if th are wrongs in the system that brit mis ery and wreck homes and hap ness men make all the laws in chur and State that shape and rule the stem and they have the remedy In their own hands Surely it will not con sidered presumptuous for one oman to express her honest thoug ts on the subject most vital to her ex The Womens Clubs of the United States will find some suggestions for PRACTICAL work in this pamphlet instead of discussing painted pottery Greek dramas and dead poets which are of no earthly use except to kill time and blind their eyes to real con 40u copies of this pamphlet have been ordered All persons who have ordered it are requested to send- n money for same The price of the pamphlet is 25 cents for one copynr five copies for 100 All orders should be sent to me at Versailles Ky as I will send out the entire edition All persons ordering who do not promptly receive the pamphlet by sending me a postal will have all mistakes rectified I have dedicated this pamphlet to Dr Edward B Foote St of Larch neat Manor New York whose works and splendid service to humanity make one of the worlds greatest medical and sociological scientists of our time All orders for Marriage and vorce promptly filled by addressing JOSEPHINE K HENRY Versailles Kentucky SHORT LETTERS Canal Dover Ohio Please find closed draft for ten dollars forthe ben efit of the Blade I feel so very sorry to learn that Brother Moore is so joorly If I had faith in prayer I would pray three times a day for his ecovery I want him to llv6jtlll he Is 100 years old with health and mind and pen I have no languag to press my kind well wishes for Him and his I see by the Blade that the priests are already lying and defaming his Character Let us all stand by him against the lying priests and his one ilea It is pnly the truly honest man that asked forgiveness for wrongs that he might have done to his fellowman as a human I regard this as one of the greatest acts he ever did This Is positive proof to me that he Is strIctly honest Let us know every week through the Blade as to his con ation Hoping you may glvous favorable news next week about Brother looro I am with best wlshctttto S 4OOMEVr k t ftL1j Ryan Ind TerPlease find onclos cd 100 for another year as I cant do without tho Blade In the debate between WIlkerson and Bro Weld here some time ago it is said that Bro Welch got the best of tho argu ment all the way through We think that Bro Welch is the right man in the right place and that if we had more like him and fewer hypocrite everybody would be happier and the world better off We aro glad to note that your health Is imprdving Mr W R Loyd the greatest tatooed man in tho whole world Is hero and sends his sympathy and card to youM C MARTIN Concord N CI was for ten years a church member For ten years I have been an Agnostic and expect to live and die such I am battling today for the love of humanity and am happier than I was when I was all wrapped up in superstition The only thing I regret is that I have not been taking tho Blade for the last seven years It is our duty to take all the Freethought literature wo can and pay for it like men I expect to take the Blade and pay for it from now on I hope that all Freethinkers will help the Blade I am very sad that our poor old leader friend Mr Moore is in bad health and hope that he may soon be better so that he may go on with his good workJ R CORRIHER New York My dear Colonel Moore From a newspaper clipping just now received I was pained to learn of your ill health and my heart at once ponded with sincere solicitude You have always loved a good man and have earnestly desired that all men were good With your methods and treatment I have not always agreed but in whatever you have done or writ ten I have recognized a purpose to rebuke sham and hypocracy and to encourage men to strive to measure up to the standard ot Him who blessed the modern world with the Golden Rule With sincere affection yours very trulyR H FITZ HUGH Naples N YI am very sorry De cause you are sick but Infirmities must come with old age and I con gratulato you upon so long a life of good health intellectual vigor and activity It seems to me that the usefulness of the Blade will be much in creased by its adopting the policy of teaching to be good and practicing charity Instead of Indulging in vitup elation ButI may be wrong both ways may be needed and helpful in the promo tion of truth and in the well being of humanity some people fitted for one way and some for the other and per haps your vigorous denunciations have been needed and more may be and it may have done more good than milder language could have done Perhaps an editorial In the Democrat and Herald may apply to you as well as it did to William Lloy Garri Eon whom It says he never com mended the unreserved admiration of his own people even in the heart of the antislavery conflict It is possI- ble his denunciation of trimmers and compromisers and especially his repu diation of tho authority of the consti tution had some thing to do with his yet he was unquestionably one of the mightiest of forces that led to the emancipation of the slaves in this country THOMAS J POWELL East Lynne MOEver since I read of your serious Illness I have wanted to write you to know that it grieves me much One great desire has been to shake hands with you and some how I hope to Dear Mr Moore I am only one of the many that are deeply concerned about you as the many testimonials show You can lily be spared We want you with us We want the good old Blade We are not far from the same age my advent on this sphere being in 1837 Since being a reader of the Blade I have thought how much I would enjoy the acqualn tance of your family With warmest regards to Mrs Moore hoping this will find you well on the way to recovery and anxiously for the Blade EMILY C JONES Hartford City Ind Nov 13 1905 Enclosed find order for subscription and a copy of Dr Wilsons book I am glad to see by the Blade that Brother Moore Is feeling better He Is a man that I have longed to meet I have heard my friends the late Wm Carroll Bowles and Miller say so many good things of him I am gla dto ong to that family and sign myself JOHN C MOORE Grantfork Ill Nov 19 1905 Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky Mr Hughes enclosed you will find post office money order tor one dollar for J B Wilsons Rome Book as I greed to subscribe for it heretofore I do hope there will be 10000 copies sold as Brother Wilson desires to ho made the 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Moore My love Ad sympathy go out to Sister Moore We Sell M J COSTELLO Genl Industrial Agent St Paul Minn t 1 the h oetttspnusechetasbrd hrdlu dl in her trouble but I know she Is brave and true and will help and you Brother Moore In your comlortI How It helps us when sick someone who Is true and faithful to 4 1theband and you t he Is taken for he surely Is the greatest man of the day and has a host of warm true friends and I am sure his writings are doing good and may ho live many days yet for he Is yet youngMrs LILLIE APOGEES