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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 6 September 1908

T I or BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 amply provided for in all such emergencies There is still room for more The list is by no means closed Those who are capable and willing to render such a service are invited to get on the Blades official list o FIDES PUNICA Many wondrous changes have been wrought in the his tory of tho race but none more wonderful than in tho domain of religion Changing impulses changing desires changing customs all have combined to produce a complete transformation in the work and propaganda of orthodox religionIn In the old days those days of which we can only read creed building was a sort of special trade or profession and new religious notions sprang up with nearly every phase of the moon Men devoted their lives to the religious work of their day with extreme avidity and he who could succeed in spreading the belief that ho of all others held a stronger personal pull with the deity was looked upon as the greatest ofall a sort of viceregent clothed with plenary powers f...

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. — 6 September 1908

12 BLUE GRASS BLADE Two Freethought Conventions Canal Dover Ohio September 5 = = = 9 I BUCKEYE SECULAR UNION SUNDAY SEPTEMBER C HARDESTYS OPERA HOUSE PROGRAM Morning Session OOAddress of WelcomeSamuel Toomey ToomeyResponse Response Otto Wettsteia 1000 Report of the SecretaryMiss Lou Lawrence Report of the TreasurerMr J Wilbur Whit 1030 Election of Officers for Ensuing Year n 00 Short Speech or Round Table Discussion by Members 1200 Adjourn for Luncheon LuncheonAfternoon Afternoon Session 130 Why I am a FreethinkerMr A C Narragon OoLesson from Paine Mr William McCarthy McCarthy245E0IutIonllr 245What Is EducationMr Jesse P White 3 l5The Basis of Our Hopes Is the Law of Progress Dr T J Bowles 3oTrolley ride to Tuscora Park Evening Session 73oIdealiswMr Walter C Hardesty 750 What Women Ought to do Instead of Church Work Mrs Eliza Mowry Bliven 830 Secular Philosophy vs Christian Faith BladeParkerH ParkerH Sercombe Editor Tomorrow Magazine will also ad dress the Convention on Health and L...

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. — 6 September 1908

s NYIiWlYI r i iir I t t BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 I I Capital Punishment Relic of Barbarism and Sustained only by a Sordid Superstition By Hulda L PotterLoomis In the consideration of a subject relat ing to any of our established laws or creeds or modes of living a writer must necessarily become Impressed with a sense of wonderment that society or the State If you please could have encumber ed Itself by tho ponderous machinery that hampers and Impedes Its progress at every everyturn the endless aqueducts which the Romans built over hill and dale yet which serves to Illustrate the Importance of the discov ery of the law that water never rises higher than Its source The Illustration while not a new one Is most fitting In its application to the sub subject certain if the laws of the State are to be changed and made to conform to a higher and more humane ideal the people who compose the State must first be educated to higher and more humane ideals In order to effect such a result it would se...

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. — 6 September 1908

s J = l r tfY > t I 1C BLUElfrRASS BLADE The Story of Etulas Victim Could Not Change But Her Christian n Friends Changed In Their Hearts Towards Her By John F Clarke Etulas was born into the world the same sameShe as any other specimen of genus homo She was fair of face graceful of carriage and sweet in demeanor but the God who had created her physically perfect had in a spirit of malice crossed her blood and in fused a trace of Negro blood in her veins Through chance she had received a fair ed ucation and accident placed a competence within her reach Sho was forced to leave her home because of caste prejudice and moved to another state Although nearly white she had been denominated a negress In her new home she made friends and be came quite popular Sho Joined church ana partook of the communion and contributed to the various church funds The people thanked God for sending them such a love ly communicant A lady who took much Interest Etulas secured her photograph and sent it to ...

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. — 13 September 1908

If J S > 11 < f > 1 I I I BLUE GRASS BLADE k Volume XVII Number 21 LEXINGTON KY SEPTEMBER 13 1508 Published Weekly nn DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT JOJIN Jill REMSBURG Ky f I 1i i Foremost Freetlipjiight Lecturer and Writer i 1

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. — 13 September 1908

r vr i 2 > BLUE GRASS BLADE John E Remsbur 1 None but those who have gone through the experience of Freethought pioneer work penetrating the strongholds of ortho doxy facing the odium the believed In Christianity heaped upon uponthe shedding the new light In dark places can really appreciate and understand what the old guard had to contend with during an active Freethought propaganda In the years gone by And yet to the labors of such men the present respectful attitude Free thought commands tiro progress it has made its existence in al most unheard of places has been made possible by the pen the heart and brain the tongue and above all the courage of those who thus dared to do and did The work of a Fretbough lecturer some years ago was an IunenvIable position That Is from a society point of view 4 He was regarded by the timid as some sort of a mental freak Preachers declaimed against him All the human vices were attributed to him and the people warned not to hear him let not that...

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. — 13 September 1908

f t K + 6 W I I f > < 1 I r BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 1 Oh Christianity what a Ruin thou hast Wrought i 1 Review of a Judicial Decision from a Chicago Court Intended for the Edification of Women Ifor By Harriet M Closz A most pathetic case Is reported by the Des Moines Iowa Capital A decision from the Chicago Municipal Court bench by Judge Going In which after fining the delinquent he otters the gratuitous advIce that It would be better If such creatures of the street would jump Into the lake Without doubt Judge Going is an eminent Christian character and considered the advice offered as creditable and quite within his province as dispenser of justice The account describes the womanBertha Lazelleas being thirty years of age poor prematurely gray and with appeal In her eyes She presented herself before the court and the following is reported Are you guilty of disorderly conduct demanded Judge Going sharplyI she said She is not married interposed a policeman She Is a woman of the stree...

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. — 13 September 1908

i t < I 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE Oh Christianity What ruin has been wrought by your humili ation of the mothers of men Women who profess to have all the rights they want should occasionally atend the court sessions In any large city and listen to the trials of women of the street hear of the horrible domestic debaucheries the family fights the unprintable Imposi tions and brutal butcheries and while listening set the senses at work exercise the Intellect and blame will be laid where It belongsto the Christian teaching of Thus saltti the Lord f am holler than thou man was first formed then woman and he was given dominion over the earth and everything therein I am willing to wager a bundle of Blade subscriptions that If these women follow this advice the scales will soon begin to vanish from their vision they will find themselves advocating divorce as a most beneficent feature for female freedom they will realize with regret that they as well as men have failed In their duty to their sis...

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. — 13 September 1908

Jrx 11 i r BLUE GRASS r BLADE 5 THE CONVENTION DAY Sunday dawned beautiful and bright It was a glorious Septemoer day and the whole i > t nature seemed to oin In the spirit of con viviality that dominated the occasion j very incoming train and traction brought i1o r rcetiniikers to the gathering It was evident that Ohio was going to do her share lu Uio spreading of the gospel of human liberty Now comes Otto Wettstelii the most widely known Freethinker in all Amer Ica W M Stowe James Nioxn of Zoar u uaniel Holstetler of New PhlladeffJ inua and others whose names at this time I cannot recall nor have I time roget them in view of the hurry necessitated to get 10 wri ten and In the mail that It may be published in the ensuing issue of the Blade None the less they came from far and near Some arrived early others while the first session of the convention was In progress When the adjournment was taken for the midday meal there were just 54 in the Opera House all members of one or both o...

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. — 13 September 1908

r iT 6 BLUEGRASS BLADE i New England State and promulgate Free thought without molestation whereas less than a century ago she would have lost her chances of dying of old age Some years ago I read a small religious tract entitled The Atheist Shoemaker Now there are Atheist shoemakers and I opine there are many In the land and while I know none who may be present with us today I can present to you through Presi dent Roberts a genuine dyedlnthewbol unadultered and fully quailed Atheist Watchmaker Grand old Illinois has given Otto Weitstein a leave of absence long enough to bo with us during this conven tion and If you have any false gods you youI I fluid ready or make arrangements with I some undertaker for they will receive a ter i rible fall at his hands Just wait until you can hear him You do not have to take my word alone for it Wettstein will speak I for himself Of course we claim to be progressive We claim to be in advance of the Christian believer and we are This may be proven ...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

rI I J j iL 7 t < I III i BLUE GRASS BLAp 1 7 Dr T J Bowles Now came the great feature of the after noon sessIon This was a talk from Dr T J Bowles of MuncIe Indianaauthor of the Blades serial article on the Per sistence of Superstition Rich and rare eloquent and powerful Dr Bowles laid laidhard superstitions of the day and by a strong line of reasoning demonstrated how in the very nature of things priestcraft must perish from the earth and an era of love arise In their place and stead Dr Bowles was frequently applauded He was at his best for his ad dress was given with an unusual vigor which moved all present to storms of ap applause to address the convention the audience showed no stint of praise and commenda tion for he received another ovation as ho closed itis Is too long to print in this Issue wUlbe be given In its entirety In a subsequent subsequentissue issue of the Blade BladeLetters Letters Are Read At this point the several letters received by President Roberts wero re...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

T < 4 i I 8BLUE GRASS BLADE s BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 1006 JAMES E HUGHES Publisher and Manager JOHN R CHARLESWORTH Editor 1268 N Limestone Street Lexington Ky JP O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Dy mall postpaid 160 per year in advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remittance 100 each FIve trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 50 cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents PIT month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 insertion 60 cents one month or four Insertions 100 six months 506 one year 800 Quarter column single 1 insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger advertisements at special rates upon application The publisher has the right to reject any and all advertisements offered iGENERAL BUSINESS RULES iiX SUBSCRIPTIONS I of the term to for the ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

I Rls I BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 y < things of theology Strange as it may seem to many these very investigations led mens thoughts from god instead of directing them towards god They experimented investi gated they saw and they knew This knowledge gave them an entirely now view of human life and its corrolaries They now regarded man as a constantly developing crea ture over forging upward and onward mastering the ele ments instead of being a fallen creature subject to the potty whims and caprices ofa vengeful and merciless deityUpon Upon a recent Sunday we attended church to hear a now and imported preacher Ho was of the Presbyterian per suasion He lauded men of science and averred that where as the scientific mind was either agnostic or atheistic a few years ago against which our forefathers maintained stub born fight themen who led in the van of scientific thought today were believers in deity and the creative power so that instead of leading men away from god true science led men to...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

BLU t = i II ip BLUE GRASS BLADE Continued from Page Seven hurl your thunderbolts thick and fast into I the enemys camp for a surrender of the enemies of Freethought is near at hand with a world free of religion and of politi cal demagogues man may be happy Now as to the Secular Union may its numbers I increase until freedom perches on our ban i ners is my best wish but as to me I have at all times kept clear of combinations be lieving as I do that I can accomplish more good as a free lance than otherwise I can not tie myself down even to a constitution and bylaws I must be free as the air I breatne Though often reuqested to become a member of different organizations I have at all times refused Accept my kindest wishes and regrets that I cannot be with you In person and rely on me as ever at the helm for Freethought progress and humanity PARISH B LADD I From Manila M RIcker i Alton N H Aug 14 1908 E My FriendAm glad you liked my ser t mon on Ingersoll 1 send you today Hub l bards Ph...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

I 1N if BLUE GRASS BLADE u he generously donated the use of the Opera House for both convention and would not accept any pay His subject was Ideal Ism It was short but sweet It Is a pity that the few eloquent words hQ uttered were not reduced to writing for he had taekn ethical standards from Paine Inger soil and Emerson and from them con st acted a splendid ladeallstlc system of conduct for human society which if ac cepted and practiced would tend to produce greater happiness He was liberally ap plauded throughout his discourse Being but a maiden effort his auditors were sur prised at its superb features and heartily appreciated what he had to say With a little cultivation backed by the conscious fact of experience Mr Hardesty could do great good on the Freethought platform Eliza Mowry Bliven Here was a splendid feature of the prac tical work of the convention and a really splendid eort Mrs Bliven gave a paper on the subject of what women ought to do instead of church work and outl...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

p < s i r 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE > < Ve Materialists could set subscribers > ugh to support the paper we might have he whole of it I have used three columns Jar the Materialist Association most every seek since January 1906 Besides mem Oers have supplied many other articles printed in Peoples Press Twentysix sym posiums have been printed both in Peo ples Press and leaflet form for distribu tion Editor Lenan has favored us with as low rates as he could possibly afford and several times he has printed helps for the fork without pay We kept on winning members and writ ers from Peoples Press readers Some have joined us from the Blue Grass Blade some from Tomorrow some from Humani tartan Review and our secretaries keep securing members by the leaflets blanks correspondence and use of their tongues Instead of a dozen members that first win j ter we enrolled twentyfive by March 1 iJOG and seventyfive by March 1 1907 t r Last October we had 107 enrolled Now ve are not yet three yea...

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. — 13 September 1908

> 1f BLUE GRASS BLADE i3 jt 1 symposiums It Is better to encourage everyone to use their abilities by giving them a chance to help besides many will help distribute what they helped to write So I think It better instead of selecting twelve writers to select twelve subjects here and encourage all to try them Editor Lenan could print each leaflet in Peoples Press also from the same setting of type for the benefit of his subscribers and to increase the value and circulation of Peo ples Press He would prefer to have them printed only In Peoples Press and have us buy quantities of that and distribute In stead of leaflets Dut our writers dont like part of its contents so but few order copies to distribute and it Is so radical most outsiders would burn It instead of reading it Our writerS like the Blue Grass Blade better but that is too expensive for wide distribution I think a bright little leaflet with an unusual subject Is more likely to get read and arouse thought These leaflets too...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

14 BLUE GRASS BLADE Judge Parish B Ladd Poetical Tribute From a Friend and Admirer t By Albert Johnson Born with a scholars mind and love of truth JohnsonI early youth Roaming oer Egypt and Caldean lands Adown the ages mong the mystic bands Youve seen the gods arise In vast array And then held sacred until laid away 1 The christs are stored within thy wondermind With their virgin mothers that lead the blind Dumb driven cattle of the church of Rome That bear their burdens toward a shadow home Somewhere beyond this vale so full of tears Through reason overthrown with hellish fears 1 With manhood gone the slave of some vile priest Who guides their reason with his wafer feast i 1 That puts to blush all crimes committed yet For Romes the monster that 1 cant forget 0 f 1 She burned a Bruno and his life took flight While prayers went upward for his guiding light Well versed in Natures laws and laws of man > tYou teach of and of freedoms You justice plan a To save the world from all the ...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

ln7 BLUE GRASS BLADE 15 we could have buildings erected as plenti ful as our churcu buildings are to advocate our cause and to reform for the benefit of humanity In all my reading I never saw any account of any man being accused of being a witch in all cases the accused was a woman In this infidelity has shown moro good for woman than all Christianity bas ever done or can do It gives to our mothers a chance to live and die a natural deatu I am In favor of us all living within the bounds of our laws but there are some laws that should be modified or repealed and this is the blow we want to strike It womu be a great blow against our freedom to have the ulade prohibited from passing through the mail and something that we must not suffer if It can bo lawfully pro vented I will assist tine Blade If It comes io this but I tnlnk it will not I am not In favor of Daves letters to his god as there aro many who would fling the paper from them In disgust after reading slightly of It while most ...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 13 September 1908

I 777 7 M 4 1 t 4 > 16 BLUE GRASS BLADE Scientific and Philosophical 11 it CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOL Opens September 1 Now is the time to join TUITION FEENo ON 1 1000 I N ADVANCE COST OF TEXTBOOKS Including Postage 1524 First Years Course Includes Geology Zoology Astronomy and Botany Scientific account of the Origin and Development of the Earth its great History and the Origin and Development of Plant and Annual Life GRAND OPPORTUNITY FOR OBTAINING A HIGHER EDUCATION Study at Home Examinations each month Lessons by Mail i InstructorJOHN R CHARLESWORTH I I ManagerJAMES E HUGHES < 1 I For pacticulars write to Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky i The Holy Bible BibleIn In a Nutshell A New Booklet showing up the contradic tions and fallacies of the Christian bible Justt he thing to pass around among your religious friends to Jarr their faith and destroy their godwebs Ready Soon Order Nowl Single copy 10c 3 for 25c 15 for 100 Address J FRANTZ Genl Delv San Francisco Cal THE tAB C of Religio...

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