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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

Y r1Ty t r < q y 7 Jii c i SBLADEII I Volume XVI Number 40 LEXINGTON KYMNUARY 26 1908 Published Weekly 1 DEVOTED TO THE PR OPAGANDmOF FREEDOM OF THOUGPIT t Ic Real Founder of the American Republic

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

V s 7 1 a 2iBLUE GRASS BLADE sy A1 Religious and Political Opinions Expressed By the Immortal Thomas Paine i f Ir < Yr Pairies Age of Reason was the Bete Noir of the Clergy and the open Sesame of UniversalMental Mental Liberty PAINES RELIGION hopefor for happiness beyond this life I believe in the equality of man and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice lov ing mercy and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy But some perhaps will sayAre we to have no word of Godno revelation f I answer Yes there is a word of God there is a revelation The word of God is the Creation we behold and it is in this word which no human invention can counterfeit or alter that God speaketh univer sally to man It preaches to all nations and to all worlds and this word of God reveals to man all that is necessary for man to know of God AGE OF REASON REASONPAINES PAINES POLITICS Society in every state is a blessing but govern ment even in its best state is but a necessary evil in ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

< Jt t 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 > H K x x 3It isIt 1 I 1 T By Amory Stevens I10JIAS Paine born at Thetford England 1737 first visited America in 1774 In 1770 ho pub lished Common Sense which won the friend ship of Washington Jefferson Franklin La fayette and good citizens generally Congress appointed him Secretary of Foreign Affairs In 1787 ho visited France where he took an active I part in that nations politics also In 1701 he published the Right tiof Man the most famous of all replies to Burkes Reflections on the French Revolution In 1702 he was admitted to the National IConvention of France having been invited to represent no less than I four different districts of that country In that convention he sup ported the Republican Girondists At the trial of Louis XVI Thomas Paine generously proposed what would have done honor to France had it been accepted the offering to the King of an asylum in America That proposition however gave offence and In 1703 Robespierre caused him to be ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

fn < < < tsf i 1 > Y 1 t f 4t BLUE GRASS BLADE + XX X XX X XX X < X OOM > > w o w 0 > 1 ot = The Crusade for an Indigo Sunday l jA uLLuu yyTTTyyTyTTyTTTTTTTTTT Why Not Try the Church Plan for Saloons rloonsand to be Opened Only on Sunday > e By Josephine K Henry i s Tho spasmodic crusades of the clerics in this day are faint echoes of the Christian crusades of old when the whole Christian world was instructed to abandon all else in life to Join in the effort to capture the tomb of Christ If this indigo Sunday move ment is no more successful than the cru sades to capture the Saviors tomb there is much breath effort and vitality being wast ed Millions gave their treasure and their lives to the early Christian crusades and crusading has always been a favorite occu pation of the clergy We have crusades of all types Crusades against gambling crusades against saloons crusades against bad women known as the demimonde crusades against racing and crusades to force ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

c 1 1 c i t BLUE GRASS BLADE tined destruction of Ninevah that great city The clergy today seem to be more Interested in the observance of their sub stituted Sabbath than In the mental moral and physical wellbeing of mankind or in respecting the principles of the U S Gov ernment The American Sunday is a day for religion rest or recreation as each in dividual may elect There have been sev eral navyblue Sundays In New York recent ly and what farces they have been Orato rios with high priced prima donnas were sung in the churches while the police raid ed the places where operas wore being sung The Jews were arrested for dancing at Sun day weddings All this is religious tyranny gone to seed Anything that Is right to do on all other days of the week is right to do on Sunday The preachers are making a great deal of noise on this Sunday ob servance question but the Father Son and Holy Ghost are dead quiet on it If the clergy succeeded in establishing a Puritan Sunday in tho United Staes Am...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

6 BLUE GRASS BLADE jO jOo 0 0 0 0 I Current Comment on Public Events Z OfLiOOOOOdOOO N r = ry THE PASSING OF ELLA One of the greatest mistakes any writer of ability could possibly make Is after acquiring journalistic recognition to enter into a syndicate contract and agree for a stipulated sum of money to grind out so many columns per week The inevitable result is a compilation of literary trash that must find an eternal abiding place in the intellectual rubbish heap This fate has befallen all who flitted across the lit erary firmament like a comet but when a person writes for the love of the cause represented or a devotion to the principle sought to be inculcated the result is vastly differentThese These thoughts were stirred by a recent production from the pen ol Ella Wheeler Wilcox who still allows her picture to adorn most of her writings and like many of her colaborers she has entered upon that literary decline which comes as a re sult of syndicate contracting Of course a write...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

fC > r 1 > i r 4 7 BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 tatlon should he ever reach the throne of grace but we opine that the foolkiller missed a splendid opportunity when he al lowed Rev Addison to get past him IS LABOR A CURSE In the old days labor was deemed to be a curse In these days it is recognized as a blessing and a still greater blessing to be accorded the right to labor with the ability to perform it Some time ago Congress named a special committee to codify the Federal laws and judging from a report from that committee recently sub mitted upon a codification of the criminal branch of the Federal laws it is desired that the words hard labor shall be elimi nated from the judicial sentence Imposed upon and against persons convicted of fel ony and given as a punishment a term in some penitentiary Serious doubts may be entertained if any convict would wish to be doomed to idle ness for a given number of years for it is well understood that labor induces health while idleness militates ag...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

f f ii tt 8 BLUEGRASS BLADE BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chllton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 1906 JAMES E HUGHESEdltor and Publlshe 1208 N Limestone St Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 150 per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 100 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 50 cents each Trial subscriptions 1C cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 insertion 60 cents one month or tour Insertions 100 six month 500 one year 800 Quarter column single one insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3009 Half column whole column or larger adver tisements at special rates upon application The pUblishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of the te...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

q t Wif 4 J 0i BLUE GRASS BLADE 9I blessing because of the mere privilege of testing the curative properties of medicineWhat What is morale r7 Correctly defined it implies the greatest possible happiness for the greatest possible numbers religionAside 7 Aside from its etymology and re garding it in the light as accepted and understood by the Christian world to today many forms of worship in which igno rant man prostrates himself before an unknown and unknowable power While religion as thus defined may tend to produce some sort of hap piness for those indulging in such practices it is not conducive to the thehappiness few and the greatest possible num numbers bers no not figure or enter into its calculations At best it is but a hap piness derived from feeling miserable Those who delight in human misery can extract happiness from religion The truly happy man is he who is free from all its environments Al through the forms of religious worship differ in degree the end sought is one and...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

I I 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE tearing out the leaves from a printed copy of the bible than there would be in according similar treatment to the o Police Uaiceite of Aew lorii The tales of horror ana woe both relate are about on a par 11 there is any duiereuce the mule has tile Gazette beat ten city blocks for the Gazette lure not print touch that the Wine contains and es cape uue process of law the impris onment ofti U vise lor simply mail ing texts on a postal cure is a suni dent eviueuce ot that fact Vliy was such a uemoustratiou neces sary t Doubtless the preacher had uiscovereu an apathy iowurus religion among ins nieuiuership and hu felt that extraorumary measures were necessary to rouse them from their lethargy and stupor Besides there were opportu nities for cheap advertising and in this respect the average preacher is more susceptible than the average vaude ville actress bailing to produce a sen sation through any of his sermons the ripping of the bible auorded him that which he w...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

r I 4 Z BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 r I ORTHODOX LEMONS FOR MISSOURI The people of St Louis asked for religious liberty and the dignified Missouri judiciary merely granted them a lemon In these days of slang it is recog nized that the receipt of a lemon im plies that the recipient thereof has got it in the neck Politicians dodge the lemon with as much alacrity as the yellow journal chases a divorce scandalBut But to imagine however that as far as the Immaculate Conception is con t corned the whole plan of orthodox orthodoxI and cruelties the future weal or woe in the hierarchy to come of the ortho dox Missourians is now made depend I ent on a judicial decision over the right to purchase a lemon on Sunday This much and this only will the Missouri f courts in their great wisdom allow Purchasing lemons is an act like Abels offering of a lamb pleasing unto the Lord but to buy a shave on Sunday is an unpardonable sin and those de tected in so doing will call upon them selves the wrath of the Mos...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

f f r i2 BLUE GRASS BLADE any of the statute books in the country state or national If we are to be ruled by a theocracy dead and gone if the inglorious and ignorant past is to be the arbiter upon the conduct of men in this enlightened age we must insist upon taking advantage of as liberal a construction of those laws as may be had under any and ail circumstances Lemons are not absolutely indispen sible either as a food or a medicine Neither is a shave Both are convenien ces The lemon is principally used for its acidity The same eliect can be ob tained from any drug store at very frightto to himself and his neighbors and a thele1110n lemon which we respectfully hand back to the eminent Missouri judges a a Even as you love Paines memory and approve the Blade write and tell us what you think about it a oJ a M KIDDER WITH US AGAIN It will be gratifying to many of our readers that M Grier KidJer author of The Virgin Mary The Sacrament and other writings has once more written for the Bla...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

j C < 6 ff i f I T r x V 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 PAINE HONORED BY OHIO NEWSBOYS Commendable Course Taken by Helen M Lucas to Cause Simple Justice to be Done to the Memory of that Great Patriot In another column In this Issue of the Blade will bo found a communication from Helen M Lucas of Marietta Ohio telling of the preparations made to commemorate the name of Thomas Paine upon the anni versary of his birthday this year Mrs Lucas Is so well known among the Free thinkers of America especially in Ohio that It is unnecessary to make any partic ular comment upon her work Suffice to say that with her usual courageous devotion to the cause of justice and truth she has ar ranged for a Newsboys gathering at her home when with a spread and a feast the moral lessons the lessons of virtue and pure patriotism that were taught and promul gated by Paine will be impressed upon those youthful minds that In the years to come when they shall have reached man I I hoods estate they will have cause to...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

N 2 < I J 14 BLUE GRASS BLADE M Paine had no love of freedom to sell This man who started out to give his life to free j dom presented to the Colonies all his rights rightsf thousand dollars were realized from the tisales Let us draw the picture of this i man In January seventeen hundred and seventyfive A selfexiled Englishman liv i ing In Philadelphia with only a few acquaint ances receiving a salary of two hundred and fifty dollars a year for editing a maga zine He had a head full of good Ideas and a heart full of good feeling Under his arm he carried the manuscript of his first book He had read portions of his work to the few friends who urged him to publish his thoughts This man who had spent months in the preparation of his work took it to a printer without thought of personal gain He only wished that the people would read his book and carry its principles to the heights of victory Thomas Paine in writ ing and giving Common Sense to the Colo nies made the noblest and best co...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

wt tit J i 1t > I J BLUE GRASS BLADE 15 ourselves adjusted to the new form we will be pleased to discuss the Issues suggested JUDGE PARISH B LADDOur readers will anxiously await your promised contri bution and the Blade extends thanks In ad vance J O SMITH Yours received It Is no mans serious fault that he lacks education It Is however a misfortune to him The Blade Is a forum of the people and Its col s are open to Christians as well as Freethinkers to enable an expression of honest opinion If you are firmly of the belief that you can convert the Blade and its readers to Christianity you are at liberty to make the attempt Ofscourse the condi tions we have previously named must be complied with as we can not give the entire paper to one article no matter how good or who the author A B BENNETT Your generous offer has Jilven us greater encouragement and trength In the fight we are making against Christian superstition Although we had suggested a literary fund upon which addi tional ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 26 January 1908

Room NNMKZN W J BLUE GRASS BLADE z SUGGESTS NEW NAME Editor Blade Am glad you have issued a magazine Instead of the old Blade A word now more In a few days that this go out on the first mall The little Blue Grass Blade Is hardly a proper name for a back woods Newspaper much less Is or would be for a magazine So I hurry this off with the suggestion that you entitle the magazine Age of Reason No more appropriate title could be given besides It would call to Its support not only i Freethinkers but all lovers of liberty and even some Christians who are beginning to admire the Hero of the Revolution The dignity of the Blade is much im proved since in your hands What it has lacked is a proof reader to correct the many typographical errors which has marred its pages Will write you more fully in a few days daysPARISH PARISH B LADD SPLENDID PROMISE OF HELP Muncie Ind Editor Blade Will try and contribute an occasional article for the Blade in Its new form I believe the new form which you pro ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 2 February 1908

y r ttY FXBR JAT Ptti lied Weekly Y 11 y K ED O QP1 GAND4 0 y 98D OM OF HO GTh7 1 Ki C II rf JOHN CLARKE > > oc f f < I f I fr CLARKSntidlrx r II f t t bQthou ntidlrx Lt ftv t

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 2 February 1908

0 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE r II JOHN F CLARKE 11 f That traits of individual character and in tellectual temperament are really transmitted by heredity is an almost universally admitted fact the philosophy underlying prenatal in fluences finding exemplification even in bib lical days and there is no more striking evidence than may be found in the subject of this sketch John F Clarke of Arlington Maryland the photographic reproduction con stituting our frontispiece in this issue It has often been said that blood is thicker than water and while we are not capable of explaining this peculiar feeling yet in the heart of every Kentuckian there runs a thrill when lie learns that he is dealing with and writing 01 another Kentuckian Be it known then that John F Clarke although a resident of Maryland is a Kentuckian by birth and heredity He was born in the city of Louisville and first saw tho light of day on the banks of the Ohio River June 2 1858 and is therefore approaching his fiftieth mileston...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 2 February 1908

BLUE GRAS BLADE 3 J I Y i THE CRANKA Yy y y + CALVARY DID NOT MONOPOLIZE THE CROWN OF THORNS AND AMERICA IS FULL OF MESSIAHS DODGING CRUCIFIXIONTHE PEOPLES INDIFFERENCE IS THE TY RANTS OPPORTUNITY By M Grier Kidder The crank is either a who man or a fool wisdom equipped with moral courage or folly supplemented with insolence Even then few can tell which ho was until he is dead Such on outlook would daunt any body who was not wound up to mind other folks business But reforming offers unique features and reg ulating your neighbors affairs provides its own stimulus People oppose novelty be cause they are wedded to the old and shrine from the ridicule Inseparable from the new Nothing new is comfortable and an old fogy advocating change would be as great an ano maly as an automobile hearse leading an old time funeral procession Ho is brave or foolish who wakes sleeping conservatism it is no light thing to irritate an old mistake with a new correction To the average man what is unknown is...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 2 February 1908

c y j f tL BLUE GRASS BLADE has right of way lie cannot understand that believed error may be as sacred as proved truth It is necessary that the crank should come but woo unto him to whom he comes And as hard as it is to get along with him jt would be harder to get along without him As to the bogus crank he is a noisy nuisance intensified by uselessness a drunken mouthing vagabond loving nothing but his own ease and some other mans whis key To him I can spare no space I am treating of Aho sincere promulgation who if he has but one idea has not always borrowed it and always has it down fine Not that sincerity must command interest tor no one idea man can be interesting especially when showing another man his mistakes The gen tleman needing reformation demands above all things variety in the reformer Nothing is more monotonous than the same advice on the 10 same subject The crank rarely sees the attainment of his object if ho sees it he rarely survives the realization long A life aim ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
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