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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ji4rrL Up93 J BLADEkA HEATHEN TERMS PER YEAR 200 for Rich People 100 for Poor People aI ON SUNDAY APRIL 27 1894 y EJBLADEADVERTISING RATES e e e e e e F F FA GF Fu o 1H h 0 8 danyrchI persecuted hypocriticalFMetaodist y whisky makers sellers =They fear exposure by Jur Blade 5ght to buy you a kiyi charge aqua ammonia in the eyes of those little pestersome animalsI can hardly pick up a news paper that I do not come across that old saying that you ought to be in a lunatic yourdistrictrather vote for than yourself You have a good friend in the Nicholasville Demo crat one worthy the praise of all freemen It has the grit of a Spartan war riorThey are afraid to fight you square with brains and ink I am pleased that you have retained my friend Judge Den TudgeJdrawn into the case yon are in the hands KentuckyMakeafigbt like you did in Parity Ky J W OVERSTREET Little Hickman Ky I see that you have retained our un rivalled Col R G Ingersoll for your defense and hoping that you will be torious in the legal battle I remain yours sceptically F C F Madisonville Ohio I am very much interested for I am both a Christian and a third party or maybedeliberately and wilfully speak evil of the Lord Jesus Christ Savior of course I am very sorry indeed Not ivjjjistanding I feel glad that you are a and are trying with all feht to free our country from the Trruni HARRY B HATCH f Marquette Mich le ioin the letter- arians are ng the nice r x holede er per Hopin a find egon to say en more led y Ohio GIn er Prohibi N C f of Prohibi ER N J the uthgate if Israel ses exe emanated branch except the women tie ones which they took elivered up to Moses bency excites the wrath of ssuedan order to Kill every the little ones and man that hath known man him but all the women ju have not known man by Itli him keep alive for your and these according to the in 32000NumbersIs this the god who issued the com mand to Moses the same god that the Rev Southgate proposes to shield and defendagainst Leavenworth Kansas Have heard so much of your paper the Blue Grass Blade that I want to see itSorry to see you in trouble youAnd wayJustJ P HEGIER Loveland Ohio Please mail me a few back numbers of the Blue Grass Blade I have never seen the paper that E L Southgate evi dently reads and dislikes He must be one of the few men away behind the times One would think so from the newspapersSomeis living very near the end ofnuielccntJr century manintucky who needs such a reminder Southgate is doing much to add to your circulation It can not be other wise W W Witcox Middletown Conn blasphemytrialFrankfort Ky I have been reading in the New York Press about you Mamma and I are very much interested in your paper I feel sorry for your imprisonment and hope you will soon be released LIZZIE Nonis- Motthaven N Y personshereThere are a number of them on your side and of the same youASomerset Ky d in Chicago Record that you blegoing to be tried for and friend Bob going to help- e difficulty Hope he may ly smpathy a P O HAYNES Brooklyn tr stand Hope that the T3RIl tow Ky nerve to lave done- aperwith plenty of iding my IESS co ranee for aughts I peech and your Blue I therefor lesire said ct once may see to Mass I away out the good to Con ue must a man here theo is spent- s race church ice Jroken han a m hot cling 0 ub 11 ect 0 I am a free thinker and am anxious to know how you are coming out I wish we were better organized and had finan cial backing enough to take your case to the Supreme Court of the United States if necessary JJWilliamsport Pa youhavethe liberty of offering my sincere sym path and hopes of your ultimate vic tory The idea of your not being able to express your religious in the in a republic at that is preposterousand a satire on our socalled free institutions Pray accept my distinguished regard and me yours sincerely A HALL Cor Pine and William New York City I know are one of those good meaning white men who care but little for that class of citizens known as the Negro Thats a lieEd Blade but it may be thatyou will offer an explanation to a problem that is bothering my mind just now It is this when I was charged with the crime of seduction everybody wan ted to send me to the penitentiaryand when our eloquent Col Breckinridge is chargedwith and acknowledges a like crime the parties want to send him to Congress Why is this difference- S J KyGiveDoes ticks argument in favor of slavery niggerThatsonly taken the reasonable precaution to be born a white man you would not have to ask why is this thus Its a maxim of law that no man tray take advantage of his own tort It was vour duty to have been born a white manEd Blade Your offer to Miss Pollard as by to days Chicago Tribune is commendable- C P Chicago Ills Rest assured that have plenty of infidel friends in Indiana and that your arrest will have a tendency to give you a much larger circulation of your paper Had this not happened I would not have known of your paper You have indeed my very best and warmest wishes- E A DECKER Jeffersonville Ind I do not feel competent to offer advice and can only hope that your efforts for the betterment of your fellowmen may yet be appreciatedI will close with the appeal that you give in this trying hour great heed to the wishes of your dear loving wife W W Harrodsburg Ky outspokeninfidelity Our churches in this city are beginning to split up on the Prohibition question I support a preacher who is not sound on Prohibition Turn on your snivellinghypocrites long prayers There not a of ten thousand inhabitants in America that is not a modern Sodom and a hell and the more churches the more saloons broth els and gambling hells How many more W C P Breckinridges there are in Congress and the Senate we will never know How many of these infernal scoundrels inside our churches Bro Moore I say all hail to the Blade May you be long spared to turn on the light COWE- Ohio Enclosed find Blade I have re cently seen one copy the first and I ad mire your courage and independence Though I do not feel in accord with you on Woman Suffrage and Prohibition believe you are seeking the truth and so am I L N CuiiiGLHR KyThoughmies than the Covington Commonwealth and the Cincinnati Post Covington is getting to be a good friend to meEI1 Blade From a Wholesale Whisky Dealer lolahsouWholesale I Kentucky Whiskeys MT STRERLING KY 4791 Mr Charles C Moore Repected SirPlease send me your paper and subscription price for one year if we live that long Will send by return mail price of paper There are many reasons whywe should have your paper Articles are new truths and facts Yours with respect- J JOHNSON LATEST DENTISTRY- Is old decayed teeth capped with goldor teeth without plates TEETH FILLED AND EXTRAT EO WITHOUT IAIPI By the use of Vitalized Air made fresh every day and perfect harm less Teeth Extracted 25 cents italized Air Admin istered 50 cts IlEBT MET OF TEETH 9900 First Premium arwarded our dis play of work at Lexington Fair New York Dental Parlors U H HaoGENManager Over Opera House t L5 Di H B EATry 81 West Short Street- CONTRACTOR FBN INO And Builder FeneIingAll my business is done for Cash D H BEATTY ReliableK DEALERS DRY GOODSIyLEXINGTOH ARE KaufmanStraus 8 Co 12 East Main Stedmanand Bowman LEXINGTONS REAL ESTATEBROKERS BUY AND SELL REAL and Personal Property of Every Description Our Ittit Contains the Choicest of Blue Grass City Property Beautiful Building Lots Centrally Houses Small Homes and Cottages c W I BOSWEltS Grocery is the Emporium for Saw4 SxclYt tile PeoplesIi accepted a tileYJ IUnIversally or tte World Fine Coffee and Teas On Account of Removal to a smaller Room we are making A MIGHTY REDUCTION In all Canned Goods California Fruits a Specialty Tel 306 71 East Short St OUR PRICES SUIT THE TIMES Stove 2CflGS Furnaces Tinware Hardware Wood and Iron Mantels Tiling Gahnnizedmade Old stoves taken in exchange for new ones W J HOULIHAN BRO Sale Ladies Muslin Underwear 11 1- 3grand 15 W Main Street We are now conducting the Greatest Sale of Ladies Un derwear ever held in Lexington You cant buy the material for the prices we will sell you the Garment made up Drawers trimmed 252989 and 75c Skirts 895075 99 125 Night dresses 48 75 90 124 Chemise 25 39 48 75c Corset Covers 20 25 to 75c These Goods will only be on Sale while at these prices We continue to sell Lancaster Ginghams 4c Yard Wide Brown cotton 4c Indigo Blue Calico 4c Lonsdale Fruit and Mnsonville Cotton icents Another of Stevens allLinen Crash 4ic per yard J D PUCReLL SEEDSBuy Your Garden Seeds From Voght Foley Grocers and Produce Merchants Opera House Block SEEDS at A Covington Ky Man on the Blas phemy Racket Kv April Charles C Moore Esq Lexington Ky DEAR SmI learn with sorrow and amazement of your incarceration in the Iexington bastile imprisoned on a charge of blasphemy Great Caesar What is Kentucky coming to Has Christianity then so frail a foun dation that she cannot withstand the at tacks of a single individual Is there not in Lexington or elsewhere a single I Theologian who is able to cope with you and to effectually squelch you with your own weapons Why do these people attend theological colleges for years To what purpose is all their learning Is it only to fire off a chestnuty sermon at a drowsycongre gation on Sunday Or a gn gantic moneymaking scheme for the benefit of its ministry A great combination which from a financial standpoint cannot afford to tolerate interference must they coward like skulk be hind the barriers of law and resort to the old time method of persecution in order to defend themselves against the attack of one lonely infidel Your indictment and imprisonment will add another stain to the fair name of our State The name neighborslized parts of our country has long been and is synomious with ignorance and crime Our State is condemned by our northern neighbor to be about a hundred years behind the times and yourarraign ment which promises to become pretty generally known throughout the county will not end to elevate us in estimation of civilized people but will on the con trary no doubt lower us another notch or to aI Cincinnati daily the reverendman your accuser and who ac authorityisthat your crime was the sin against the Holy Ghost Well this is simply awful to be sure nevertheless if this reverend humanityinother part of his anatomy he surely ought to be content with the knowledge that you will be eternally roasted Knowing this he could not well do less than to permit you to paddle out the maining time ofyour brief career in this vale of tears undisturbed Seriously filriM e I believe your exposure action with refer upIwith rain and the Lord refused to listen to any of his cheap advice together with another little incident to al particularsitever and he wept I imagine has something to do with your persecution at least as much of it as concerns this rev perhapsIrish splendidgoodfor libertyIpowers that be are not entirely lost to all com mon sense and decency and that you maybe speedily released from durance vile Yours Respectfully L H GRonER sTilE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE x891EditorSirI enclose you fioo for rDearplease send me your paper to the postoffice I am an Elder in the x at this place and do not at all agree with your religious views In fact I think you are away the mark religiously I see in Chris principleswhile from mystandpoint this is true I must shame confess that the saloon with all its attendant crimes its degredation and its hellish work ex ists by the consent and not only by the consent but by the active support and professingresponsible for the existence of the dayisbring about that brighter day courageYouand rottenness on the part of professed Christians I have nothing to fear from suchexposures I dont care whose church the hypocrites and parties of the saloon are in Make it hot for him and any church that will not purge itself of these ought to die J M CAMPBELL A CIRCULAR Tlint I Will Soon Issue to Mv Pa trous Dear Sir By your order my the Blue Grass Blade has been discontinued to books show that my paper has come to you for months you hav ing taken the paper out of the office are indebted to me cts if you are at all indebted to me or onehalf that amount ifyou claim the poor mans rate respectfnllyare a Christian or an infidel to practice the Golden Rule in this matter do to me as you would have me do to you under similar circumstances Your name has been put on my sub scription list supposing that you would pay me for my paper The names on my list have been gotten in various ways In some instances I have been in partiesiuof persons who do not authorize me tc do so because I knew enough of them as I supposed to believe they would friends to me or to ny aper and would pay me for it In other instances I have put on the names of persons of whom knew nothing and whose names wen probahlytake my paper and lastly I my regular subscription list thenanie of many persons who only wrote to m for sample copies paperhaveposed to that newsper law that require longerthailieeven though the party to whom the pa per has been sent may have purposel or inadvertently taken the paper fron- the postoffice I have repeatedly made this same ex andhavethe came to inform me as soon a they conveniently could if they did no intend to me for my paper so that might discontinue it to them wilhou further loss to myself When thus or dered by anyone to discontinue the piper to him or her I have with some sible rare exceptions taken the name front my list but so extraordinary hav been the difficulties with which I hat had to contend including two imprison t ments in the editing and business man agement of my paper that there doubt less are some instances in which I have accidnctly failed to discontinue papers when ordered to do so I have sent my paper to you relying for my pay solely upon your supposed hpnor and kindness My continued purPose in editing thIBlade has been to do good to humanity and while some may perhaps with more or less reason think I have erred as to the mode of doing this there are cer tainly thousands of good and intelligent people allover the United States who think I have pursued a wise method toI accomplish this end If then you are willing to pay me under these circumstances please remit to me the amount specified in the blank above if the blank is up in writ ing or please confer with me further if the blank is not filled up or if there is any mistake about the amount If you can trot pay it at once please let payitmay make it books erasueoffolel1frsIf there is no sen tence in this circular the Blade is still going to you and you are respectfully asked to pay me for it in advance as is customary and to pay up it ourprinted address on the margin of the paper shows you to be in arrears Hoping speedily to hear from you I am Fraternally Yours CHARLES C MOORE Sea Sea Moore The erratic but goodnatured editor of the BlueGrass Blasphemer has received somethingbeforewhose name is suggestive of views in sympathy with Cs Editor Moore has accepted and the date is on Sunday May 6 Lexington Press veryIvoked gtoli to uutsha doubter as witness the Here follows the Associated Press dis patch Editor Blade We are glad that this suit has been brought as it will cost Mr Moore some thing in time trouble and money and he deserves some punishment for his exhi bition of bad taste We hope however that the verdict will be favor and that Mr Sonthgate will be obliged to pay penaltyforstituting himself a censor of the press in a matter with which he had not the shadow of a right to concern himself American Israelite April That is cowardly On this point I have only said what any intelligent Jew be lieves TIIELIGHT OF TRUTH Cincincinnati Spirit Rapping Paper on Rev Southgate The Light of Truth is a Cincinnati paper which is the organ of Spiritual rappings hypnotism mesmerism the osophy and all of that kind of damfool cry but it has got Southgate down fine baysThis preacher South gate must think we are still living in the Dream Age when it was unlawful to speak the truth concerning the Church boytodayjjf vidual as a crank or a shrewd diplomat seekingnotoriety But we wouldrather believe in the gentlemans sanctified nocence and angelic purity than to think him of such worldlinessl and- Talmllglanism Who knows however but that he is a newly arisen ecclesiasti cal star destined to outshine all modern pulpiteers in the promulgation of ancient a not excepted If such be the case we welcome the new acces lion to our world of humor Comedy is at loss to invent new features as a liver invigorator anti such a substitute can Playshaveheroes from the prizering why not natural humorists from the ecclesiastm- cal ring All are sons of Godwhether born in Kentucky or New Jersey maybookThat the heathen should like my heretical book The Rational View is what one would naturally expect but I must admit that it surprises me some whatly when the orthodox clergy say they like it Rev J B Jones of the Christian church in this city has lately written to the Leader of this city the finest articles against Breckinridge both as regards their moral sentiment and literary merit that I have seen He knows that I too abominate Breckinridge and fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind especi goodI View last week and next met me and said to mesI am readingocr book I have just finished the first chapter Of course I do not agree with but it is well written and I am enjoying itMr H Cozine now of Louisville formerly edited the in this city It was the omitreligious paper published theIthe Apostolic Times Editor Cozine met me sore time ago meltell you that my wife and I have just read the Rational View and we en joyed it und both of us said it made us peopleIifshoplenten sermon the same thing regard ng discrepancy about the alleged inscription on the cross of Jesus that had written in the Rational View as part of the argument against the iner rancy of the New Testament record When Bishop Dudley says thin s ol that kind its all right with the pious dud they pay him for saying it but itsever I Flow to make Kentucky Re specttables MT GIIKAD 0 April n Editor Moore Will please accept from me a re ceipt for producing respectability in grand old Kentucky Here it is First Shoot down three or four fcnseless niggers Second Seduce an innocent unso phistic School Girl t Third Publish in the Blue Gras Blade Jacobs liasons with his hirer t girls Davids manly treatment ofanoth er mans wife and the beantiful history of Onan Swear that you believe that men were inspired by the Almighty to s pen such stuff and you will be a hat fellow well met with the very men t are now anxious to see you burned l a r he stake just as John Calvin tormented follow my receipt With ad for your courage- I am yours truly- L M Iw April Charles Moore Esq Lexington Ky DEAR SJRI read in this mornings ly St Louis Chronicle that you have been youhadand had been committed to jail certainly is a parody on the education and good sense of this age and free country for a set of men who are sup posed to have sense enough to compos- grand jury to usurp Jrerogathes- of God and to inflict on man for what they constdertilasphemy when they cannot define the wbrdblaj phemy to save their lives If almighty God feels insultedor injured it is his place to punish you as all Christians believe that he has the power and that he will punish his ene responsibleout of the fun and pleasure of inflicting punishment on you I hold that all re persons in whole world are monomaniacs Theybelieve without evidence and proof All religions are superstition All are based on superstitious fear of being hurt and the selfish wish to enjoy pleasure Christianity is just as much idolatryas is worship of stone and wooden ages or idols Jesus Christ was only a man and man better and more intelli gent teachers had lived and died before him You have my sympathy and ad miration lam sixtyseven years old Yours TrulyA Time Cincinnati Enquirer does not report me quite right The only in this district at present hankering after Congressional pudding are Breckinridge Owens Set tles and Moore All others whose names have heretofore been mentioned Judge Quincy Ward G CJLockhart etc declare they have too much law practice to go to Congress Weekly Advance I want it distinctly understood that whether I go to the peniteniary or Con gross the Blade goes eoinaNe the sane There is no moral at mosphere of the two places and I could be just as pious in one of them as in the other The Cincinnati Enquirer of April gives a very kind report ofan interview with me regarding Congressional platform The report is very accurate except in one matter It makes me say that I want all restrictions removed from Chinese immigration and all Eu ropean immigration I said I want no restriction of any immigrants except criminals and I specially stated that I wanted extraordinary precautions to restrict those If the big metropolitan will be so kind as to correct this I will remain its frater nally A dispatch says JColonel W P Breckinridge was Saturday night unani elected a mel ber of the Ken Washingtonlcntuckian Certainly why shouldnt he be I think he would maker good Chaplain- tor the Club She Skins her Brother Breckln rltlce Nextweeks issue of the Blade will h ve a of Cousin Willie writ ten by Presbyterian ministers wife inVenllo t Lexingtonlydent of Public Instruction Col Hodges also advocates the return ofCol ridge to Congress which will prove dence of sufficient strength to elect him to stay at home says a wellknown Democrat to us a few lays agoFal mouth Guide I have done all that could to bring up Col Hodges in fear of the Lord and thought I had made mice man of him but he fell away front the faith on thi Breckinridge racket and he has don done it so far as hie aspirations for Superintendent are concerned A man who will help to elect Billy Breckinridge is not the kind of a man to manage the training of boys 4 E UAIJZi e Four weeks by our method ol teaching bookkeeping equal to twelve by the guaranteed patronizedyearElevenCheapBoardHome Study We have recently prepared books on Bookkeeping Shorthand and Penmanship especially adapted t home study Send for our free illustrated and state your Addresswants J F DRAUGHON Pres ident Draughons Practical Business Col lege and Scnool of Shorthand and Teleg raphy Nashville Tenn N DWe pay each for all vacancies as bookkeepers stenographers teacher to us provided we fill same Mention this paper when yon write DR CALDWELLS Bath Massage and Electrical Institute On Market St Opposite Northern Hank is undei the management of Mr G Wells and wife late of Battle Creel Sanitarium The efficiency of Wells is shown by the following testimonial from Mr Frank Arm stron fatherinlaw of Mr Roberl Swigert of this city- LEXINGTON KY Feb 5 1894 To whom it may concern Mr George W Wells has beer giving me massage for the past five weeks and I consider him one o the best masseurs I have had and I have in the past had the same treatment under the best of masseurs al Carlsbad in Austria at St Montz in Switzerland in Cincinnati and in Philadelphia Mr Wells thgt oughly understands masgagfcsrf fnlly competent to give the tGu ment and is thorough anticonsci entious in what he does FRANK W ARMSTRONG Do you wan a bargain in a Ladies o Gents Watch gold or silver cheap or fine clock solid silver or Rogers forks goldringsanything else in the gold or silverware line If so call at our store or inaki your wants known on a postal We will surprise you with our low prices Even article fully guaranteed rice will cause you to buy beforeyou an ready Same location for fifteen years Otis W Snyder 8 North Upper Street Lexington Ky w j 1 t Mantles We offer out of the largest and most com ever offered to the people of Fayette and ad can not be duplicated Also the best and la Builders f- To be found in central Kentucky We FABMSNSHIViP Such as Farm Wagons Disc Harrows Tongi Vulcan Chilled and Walton Steel Plows Davis Carriages Consists of over one Hundred styles inc BUS BUGGY COS makes Books information SMITH WATKIT 61 and 63 E Short S- tHUGH HI Man- agerCarpets a Curtainsdr Oil Cloths House Furnishing Goods 3 North lii Lexington Kentucky Wm erne f Bookseller Stationer and Printer 24 EAST MAIN ST LEXINGTON EY CollegeText A Krediani DEfiIzER Irl Fresh and Salted Meats Sausage Etc CORNER BROADWAY AND MAXWELL LEXINGTON KY BLUE GRASS COMMISSION CO MANUFACTURES OF Cooked Feed DEALERS IN HayeDo a general Storage Business North Upper Street between 5th and 6th Streets Lexington Ky For sefSEE T T SKILLMAN r 33 35i 37 N Broadway Lexinyj SHOE FKC We keep the largest assort any house in Central prices are most reason PrigS Bassett an JOHN T WOOl f LIVERY AND SAL SADDLE HORSES BUGCjf CARRIAGES FOR HI Horses Rmrrht and RnlH and Boar thebest caretak4helms Cash t I0 53 IJ BItOJ r MUSIC RND pieces of music at 1 0 cents 01J Regular music store price from 35c Send cent stamp for catalogue Termi BOOrS new and second hand far b Novels School Books a Speciality FRED M SPO 2 West Short Street J We are prepa st t kind We solici 0 Repository 34 If LimestofiS SEE THE FRISBIE SMOOTH w- On Court House Square Cheapside Patented November IIt will save ptcheapestonShould the wire get broken you cnn easily loosen the racket and repair lotime Saving of postsas only use one every two rods a My fence is Itdoeegoltpostslea and machinery as the only machine required one to make theitayn Thi fence VOORIIElHHesldence Great Cutaway Harrow pTi iient of through is the on ligious difficulties is a conclusive ar iog conveniently with Mr Moore his it he had no per matter and that him prosecuted rded etas his d qty and good citizen Is persecutor rvJenerallyhe latredorreve nge simply he thinks es to begin the work God will take up and con another world thatsuchtorture is neces Josave the soul of his e souls of others and inci ourse layj treasures for eaven W1Ktngdon Cliff ord the in mind Vrote When we love our tiP sake our brother we grow in the right but brother for the sake is very likely non come s to heal underful per thaI he same time ore thousands of pea nited states is oldrags gregoing5 sent articulate speech than the grunt ofa pig deaf do not lamedoNew Jersey man on Kentucky and Blasphemylike 1891CMy dear sirI have read in this morn iledforencouragement persectithascism should stay its hand in the presence indignitybecause hypocritesthan manly truthful men Kentucky is wordDemocracyeverything undemocratic It seems as if there ought to be men enough in Kentucky to wreck the jail in which you are placed and give to a man who is not afraid to tell the truth a place to speak and be heard bytoall ir fellow men out of superstition and trulySOlTpower to help you I marched through r during the war under the tripes and I had hoped that State had progressed march there again un rty religious liberty and nciples of our con lestion of a fin I at ell Ito 0 ke se du ape m ntace was turned warning without or other jays he seized her in ok a merciless and cruel jer He says that she likelywomen Lir Maker for His ow toses s old libertine versed effetosionate vooian by such embraces as he cowanUdebauchee waaloneAllthisto seduce her And yet this was a mar whoiswho trusted and honored him saysthereshe had descended from the cama and when it was impossible to scene he thrust into her hand deelinedisfaction of one who had done his whole creatureDrove badtopure women and honest men Woulthatstring him to detl4ndfor every dol hanilmvefrom the mothers of this laud ten thousand curses If the laws which men make do not adequately avenge defenceless women thereisA MOTHER WindsorPlace TIle Southern Baptist Convene slog Will be held at Dallas Texas May n Baptistsrutin the questions how to reach Dallas and what it will cost The Queen 8 Crescent Route takes pleasure in announcing a low rate of fromderThis route is the direct line from the southeast Through sleeping cars daily reridianJacksonwith direct connection at Shreveport for th to Dallas bole Trains every day in the year from nn LeCin ton and Chattanooga Birmingham h cars to Shreveport He make close con kn with through irs win heron icksburg e t0 itiOrt Ky Ky con Ala Ala diss Hiss La 0 it n the cry at All our Stoves are made with Kelleys Patent advantagesceto 17th St and Belt Railroad Phone 278 Sales Room 123 E Main Post Office Square Telephone 279 and ad divewnyou host repairs The Lexington Stoves are equaled by few and excelled vu ar by none Call and inspect our line or write for pricec We guarantee every stove rt He r tJ B Simrall SIM1LALLor DRUGGISTheCorner Short and Mill Streets x a x x x a a PAnlnsrrAlle i AGTSorm nowHFarmsenandabstractge M negotiatedthe n Parties desiring to loan money can find safeborrow If SfHelsewherek utgtonigtonk Yi v x x ra LkV Jki 7 = 4rtiDO TT ANT TO l Ju with advice but if you want the best the latest and most elegant things in Line for Men Boys or Children or if you want any Furnishings Shirts Hats Gloves Hosiery Neck and Underwear etc come and see us and you will be grateful to us for it A look at our great 10 Suit Salealone will compensate you for your trouble if it is any THE ONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE M KAUFMAN COI54 IL fQAIQ SJIt We Need 5 or a 1 S I tIVith list- City Property Is complete and we cuirsupply your wants in this line See Our List of Bargains iBAIN CO REAL ESTATE AGTS 40 East Short Lexington Ky This Stove takes the place of Range Steel oven Hot water theItachments ervoir shelves several other STATESpeof COhrsIncorporatedors Parrishn Deluge t- heClothing WANTED BROWER SCOTT FRA- ZEEFURNITURE 4 r arpts Uall paper Draperies WOOD MANTELS 28 30 and 32 West Main 114 and 16 South Broadway 1 INSURANCE jFire Life Tornado and Accident J Policies in Time tried and Fire tested old companies at rates as reasonable as any N P COCHRAN3 West Short St tJ1lO fJI STEVENSON P tf FEENY r Stevenson Feeny Dealers in Furniture ERS dikJ NDtEMBALMBlfS f 49 West Main Street CALLS ATTENDED ANY HOUR DAY OR NIGHT i l1JFtI ItttI E OllED FijD 20REA LeXtnptoll XY t Mrs E B Wrenn MILLINERYFancy 71 East Main Street MonumentsOF EVERY KIND MADE AND SET UP IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY NO AGENTS EMPLOYED NO COMMISSIONS PAID WM ADAMS SON No 42 North Broadway Lexington Ky JNO H WIEHL FRED F WIErJL J H WIEHL SON FURNITURE DEALERS SAND UNDERTAKERS No4 12 East Main Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY Residence No 44 Barr Street ofJTMILLERDEALER IN BARtWARE IROTi STEEL22 W Main St LezingtonrKyf r A PENITENTIARY Convict likes me more than he does Chaplain Cooper FRANKFORT KY 41694 Charles Moore Editor Blue Grass KySir last weeks Blade and I like the paper so much I would like to have it the few weeks I am here penitentiaryherethe ofnext month May and if you will be So kind as to send me the Blade until the 21St of May I will drop in and see you on the day my time is out and pay you for same Mr Moore I am clerk in the office of the Kentucky Chair Company and am outside all the time but Sunday and I hate to see Sunday come to hear the Sisters talk sometimes buiI never go to hear Brother Cooper I will be in Lexington on the 2ist and may be I can give you a little piece for your paper Hoping I will receive a paper this week I am Respectfully CHARLEY J Brother the Blade will come to you regularly Write me the piece Come and see me as soon as you get out I have been in two jails and may be sent youbeingto me that you are a bad titian I want to give you some kind ofa job on the Blade There are so many rascals on the outside of the penitentiarythat I want to try some man on it Give my love to the warden and tell him I want him to stand in with me in editing the Blade if they send me to the penitentiary We would make a million dollars My old breeches are about worn out and I am going to buy me some striped ones just to get my hand inorrather to get my foot in I walked six preachIhint in the penitentiary I am going to get the Governor to commute my sen tence to hanging What Cincinnati has to say about the Blasphemy IB9tCblusphemyhashere among the liberal element which numbers thousands It will be discuss ed before the Ohio Liberal League a society of 500 Free Thinkers We rejoice that there is one editor in this country who will not muzzle the truth Our sympathy and interest are excited in this test case and it will be watched closely It will awaken the whole country and have a good effect The sacrifice yon are making will endear you to every Free Thinker in this coun EuropeThe is out of bar loony with the existing realities of things and all the triumphant thought of this age and cannot stand Brave men and brave women are coming to the front rapidly but brave editors are pressismunication with the ignorant is cut off we can only hope for a slow weary pro gression All hail to Editor Moore who barely tears away the blinds of superstition and lets the light of truth pour through fair windows along the dim corridors of doubts and stream into the priestcurtained orifice who sweeps up the debris of decoying faiths and tears down the cobwebs of worn out beliefs and lights up the day of Rea son among men This arrest excites my indignation as it will every lover of liberty in this country In the language of Bobby Burns who understood human nature well and the in particular mouthIFor what to gie their malice skouth On some puir wight And hunt himdown oer right and ruth To ruin straight In spite o crowds in spite o mobs In spite undermining jobs In spite o dark banditti stabs At worth an merit By scoundrels een wi holy robes But hellish spirit 0 Pope had I thy satires darts To gie the rascals their deserts Id rip their rotton hollow hearts An tell aloud Their jugglin hocuspocus arts To cheat the crowd If your paper is published as you ex copyWishiugvictory Yours- J M D 4 East Fourth Cincinnati 0 Dilemma The Grand Jury of Lexington Ky re cently found two indictments against two different parties which are somewhat con flicting in nature Moore is charged with blasphemy having published false words concern ing the birth of Jesus Christ intend ing thereby to treat with ridicule the ac count of the divine conception and birth of the biblical Christ- J W Lunsford is charged with obtain ing money false pretenses in claiming to call up spirits from another world Sifting it down to the cause one is chargedwith believing too little the other with believing too much or one is to be tried for not believing in a future life and the other for proving that there is a future What the petit jury is going to do about it e to rational minds If they convict one they cannot convict the other rovided the prisoners are whichlresumablyments Of course they may set up a star cham prejudicejlsinitply ment out of the play But if justice is given the jury must first have proofs that Jesus conception was spiritual and that there are no spirits to call up from another world Cincinnati Light of Truth Lexington Ky is coming to the front in great style aiul has easily attained a prominence that she is hardly entitled to on her Not satisfied with furnish ing the country the principals in the lol lard Ilreekinridge now dicted arrested and jailed Charles C Moore editor of the BlueGrass Blade for blaspheming in denying the divinity of Christ If the Kentucky courts can not convince Mr Moore of the error of his ways in any other manner they mi ht try the good old method of the Pilgrim Fathers and roast him at the stake Ridgewood N J Argus Buckleyism in the Bells byClaudia Oh hear thosebells incessant ring singBeDear sisters now reflect The church it sorely needs your chink It in return dares you to think And brings you to the very brink Of slavery most abject greatThatThe mind from that mostdreadful fate A shrivelled intellect It says in dictatorial mood Blind faith must be your daily food f Submit like children neer intrude With reason to protest Against the doctrines which we teach womans mind not far may reach preachDoesSpeak not to us of reason clear sphereJustWe manage all the rest Dare not to use the reason true youToou to painTo preacher Paul Condemned the women one andall A woman twas who caused the fall A woman weak and vain True Jesus no such doctrine taught But Paul the glorious truth has brought foughtToUnto the highways hedges go Where work is heavy funds are low Among the heathen seeds to sow And tell them of their need Go tame the wolf in foreign land But neer in Christian pulpit stand Twas Paul you know gave this command Dear sisters give it heed Go teach the heathen every day payIman Support us well forever jaw holplanThe you slaves so meek That you will never dare to seek The vengeance which your hands should wreak Upon the Pauline man Come be the sweet submissive fool To forge your chains come be the tool O sisters dear it is Gods rule Come join the pious van And let us teach you how to die That you liveah by and by highToIf theres a thing which you would know Unto your nusbands quiet go And ask of them in accents low And Paul they will rehash Tis blasphemy to doubt Gods word It is have heard And to oppose it is absurd So come and bring the cash And God will love you yes he will Although he seems your cup to fill With less of goodness than of ill The more you serve the times Then graceful bow and kiss the rod This path your great randniotliers trod It is the way to worship God Respond unto the chimes daysAccordingAnd we twill lt yo The nickels aud the n Blasphemy and Religious Lib erty Weekly Pantagraph Richmond Ky Thomas Jefferson the founder of real popular Government and who did more than all his contemporaries in building this Republic declared that religion was not the subject of punishment but dis cussion That all men had equality of religious thought and practices provided the rights of others were not dimin ished lIe never feared the liberty of speech on subject provided truth had a fair field with falsehood jailforhistory so far as I know There is no such offense as blasphemy in our con ourtLeolokiausentist out at once There is no more right in this Republic to imprison a Mohammedan than a Christian so long as he confines himself to legitimate differences of and acts The fense of Mormonism was not the assumed divinity of Joe Smith but polygamy which violated the law monogamy the policyof the nation When polygamy was abolished the Mormons were left un disturbed in their faith As I have read the charges against Moore in the jour nals he calmly stated that Christ was born of Mary in the ner of other mena theological crime in the dark ages but not now Blas phemy is from the Greek words to speak publishedaccording to our law is not in itself in dictable or punishable by law Should Moore be indicted for publishing tracts and strewing them over the pews and floors of the church an indictment could be made and punishment follow not for technical blasphemy but for a nuisance noUlinRmore advise the theolo to Moore and punish him if they can for disturbing the religions of others having equal rights with him self It would not win converts to the Christian churches to punish Moore the poor and perhaps honest defender of truth as he sees and leave Ingersoll his advocate undisturbed who is causing more misery to the human race than any man living by offensively abusing Christ and giving the world over to des pair by denying the existance of tin Cre ator and ruler of the UniverseGod himself CASSIUSMARCKUUSClAY White Mall Ky 415 KentuckyIyou are Kentucky ever produced but durn me if can get onto your racket If I understand you as reported over your own signature the Seiiii mond Ky you want them to turn me hlasphemeIsage and why would you have this thus Seems to me you are straining point in legal technicality that amounts to noth justInuisance The only point is this must heenIfront expressing opinion that Jesus of Nazareth though he was a great moral hero and must have had a grand and good woman for a mother to be such a man had nevertheless a natural human father and mother simply because a preacher of no note and no prominence and no special distinction except as a financier chips in with a lot of Lexing ton politicians and editors who know no jr t T more about theology than a hog knows about Sunday a distinct political purpose view that a blind horse can see through just as easily as you can see through a mosquito bar To be consistent the tUstin guishedattitude that you assumed as the opponent of slavery when you were the only nan in Kentucky that dared to do so and when that now me in jail tore downpour printing house here in Lexington both you and Inger soll know that you both ought to be hibitionists and woman Col Ingersoll in a recent conversation with me virtually admitted as much but neither of you have the courage of your artlcleJaboutyour duty as a true man to defend from the Tray Blanch and Sweetheart that snap at my heels you throw Tfriub to the whalea sop to the ecclesiastic Cerberusby a sycophantic pander to these people that comes with a worse grace from you than from any man in America The Bible from Genesis to Revelations teaches the propriety of slavery and makes laws for men to Ijuy and sell their fellow men just as tiey would do hogs You had the heroism to say thsucha doctrine was damnable away yonder before the tvarmadeyou suffer for it as they are now doing me experiencenewspaper men here have printed itand yet you seem to be trying to damn me with faint praise I dont want it anybetteror average preacher but I have a right to expect better from you If you are not square out for me I dont want any of youlikeand if you dont just jump on me with both feet like the others do The Lord spewed out the Laodiceans because they were neither hot nor cold It seems that a change has come over the spirit of your dreams Excepting my book The andnot in the Blade you are the only knowledgehashere You sat down and did that thing on a cold collar here not longago about six monthswhen there was noth youprintedpublished in this city over your full classic name and address at your fa mous residence And now you bounce me and Bro Ingersoll for denying the existence of the Creator and Universe RuleroftheII can not telj a lie Bob did it with my little hatchet I deny in toto that either Col Inger soll or I have ever said one word of fensely abusing Christ and I challenge you or any man in the United States to languageINazareth than I have for any character in history I have a greater admiration for him than any man in Lexington has and I have come nearer being like him than any man in Fayette county has are all wrong on Ingersoll He does not come up to the standard that I would like to see hint reach and that he geniusthatthe greatest benefactors of humanity that the world has seen d WILL TALK the BreiJferen of the Heathen- Hali Cincln Sunday Evening May6 189f DVWhich Means Deo Volente or Diablo Volente Ac cording to Taste MooRE Editor grass Blade Lexington Ky jThe is a large society of this city who have lectures upon various scientific economic educa agitatingWe have College for a meeting place that will hold 500 people and as a rule our lectures are free and well at cityWewindup our course the of this month owing to the approach of hot weather This will make thirtytwo lectures we have had the past course Many are in favor of prolonging the course and I write you to if you can not give us a lecturere upon Prohibition or any subject you may name Sunday evening We will assure you of a packed house and of such a class of people whom you willappreciate as an audience Will and from ington amid if youdesire to charge for priceWeupon this subject by some one who could handle the subject in a common sense logical manner without bringing in this Divine business too much aud think that you are the man to do it As yon are hounded by the theological wolves of your vicinity it be that you could suggest another subject which uponChristianthe Breckenridge class Religious Toler ence or else If you say you will accept our invitation please reply by return mail giving subject and we will attend to tices in papers so there will liproperlarge and replyIGEO It LIGHT President The Ohio Liberal Society LEXINGTON KY April To Geo E Light Esq President Ohio Iiberal Society DEAR BROTHER In answer to your kind and compli mentary letter of the inst I shall have to say that will take great pride and in complying with your request to addressif my round unvarnished tale mav be described by so dignified a wordihe Ohio Liberal Society of presidentin your letter but without one cent of expense to the society which you re Jtset I do advertising for the Q C R R and am paid by a free pass on that road shall speak as the spirit giveth utter ance and even had now any idea as to what I shall say the probability would be that could not at all describe it by announcing any one subject In general terms however you may expect that I shall talk about morals and religion and politics from the standpoint of the combination of Atheist hibitionist and Woman Suffragist that I am ofImybe an excursion from this city to yours on that day and I think it highly probable that a good many Chris r tians and heathens will go front here to hear With many thanks for the compliment and honor you do me I am sir Fraternally Yours CHARLES C MoosE P SYour letter and this response will be published in the BlueGrass Blade of Sunday Aprtl 29 I will bring some copies of my book The Rational ViewI be at the Palace Hotel Cincin nati the Saturday night befere M The Band Plays You Remember Me Kv March 28 94 Editor itl00rt IyDEAR SIR As I am more thai paid up with your paper I hope you will not consider me mean and low and no gentleman when I ask you to stop my paper at once I I believe in Prohibition and vote as I be lieve but I believe in something else as object to Catholics and Episcopa lians flaunting Lent into your face and Infidelityintoothers on consistency dont forget to take a lesson yourself You need not think that Prohibition Christians will take your for the sake of Prohibition fovllenlt comes into their homes spitting gaul and venom on the fair name of the founder of their religion One can not take fire into his bosom and not be burned neither can a man take a wolf into his house without endangering the lives of his children And you need not think that because you lied and was a hypocrite when you were a preacher and said you believed the Bible all other preachers are the same I do not know why you should say such things of the preachers unless you jndge them yourself- I am sorry for the man over atMilledge ville who would rather be a Prohibition infidel than a whiskey preacher A man is a fool for rathering to be either And I venture to offer a little modest ad vice that when you want to link your name with others of your own ilk with some regard to the eternal fitness of things you make the list Tom Payne Voltaire Moore and the Devil No no Charley you cant send your paper to me under the disguise of pro hibition when it comes slinging filth and insult into the faces of those who under other circumstances would be glad to give it a helping hand Yours no Moore JEPTHA BELL Charles C Moore Charles Moore has announced him self a candidate on the Prohibition ticket provided the celebrated temperance lec turer George W Bain not run Moore is the editor of the BlueGrass Blade an infidel although he has the ap pearance of a Christian man He says he is and will meet on the stump any ot the candidates save Breckinrid He says he wouldnot recognize Breckin ridge privately or socially nor would he agree to debate with him publicly He will be an interesting man to listen to when the speaking has begun since he never has been known to mince matters when talking of mens morals In his paper lIe criticises the persons he sees fit to without regard to friendship or so like a mountain farmer and calls himself a heathen He wears his hair long and his bushy gray beard cov ers his face so completely that only his and nose n be obsened He has help a newsna a t his life pub lish il a number uoor u of wuiun is an infidel book Rational ViewSt Louis Chronicle Sample Copies I will gladly send sample copies free of any charge to any one who ma ask them and who will promise to distribute them as he or she may to my vantage s It is n didate fo trict situatiot free tra Prohibit into the down an good llenmocral Anyone buying 5 or next ten days will be p articles Pair choice of of gold sects glasses correctlyfittell to snis chaser theu ring Is chain bracelet or al ers table spoons or forks 1 tice out and bring it with yj for price on any article you orders by mail We guarantee tion or will cheerfully refund y L ey Order now to secure thebaTgain of your life Otis W Snyder Jeweler and optician 8 North Upper Lexington K Staple Goods at Reduced Prices Trade persuaders in all lines are what we 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