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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ltiy t i it Idir et p srAreo = I r 9 flnll1 r tit rl II 1 ri t r t I i iA k- 4 P1i BLUE GRLSS BLADE fhk f ru dTHE ONLY PROHIBITION PAPER PUBLISHED BY A THEN TERMS PER YEAR 200 for Slob People li for Poor p pi1t vio IV Ito 3O 1 i 1 LEXINGTON Yr SUNDAY JAN G1895 tn l i t iAUTHOR OF i f THE RATIONAL VIEW f fr A book ot 373 pages 5x7 neatly SOCiI a modern Ra SV ttidnalistic view of Theology r t HE BLADE 1ADV RTISINGRATES ILjoS Hka 008 Year 88888880852In- sertlans S S 8 n 8 S ax 3S88888MonthsIs l = Threel1onthsl 8 S S 3 8 8 8 8 a o S r 3 S n 8 MonthsI 18 x OneMonth S S r S n 8 Insertlool n n88838888Ineertloas 18e181rnt8Ineertlone 8InsertloEntered at Post Office at Lexington Ky as second class matter Pa Dec 1794 aMulberrr the Blue Grass to Mulberry after the 18th of this month when the three months arc expired presentYours GEORGE WJOSEPH minutebrothergood of others myself included How letterltkeIf you are a new subscriber did notsend me any money and Cover Cleve himself can not get paper on credit takingthedress from somewhere to Mulberry hot am I to know what the place i unless you tell me If Tbc CourlctiJouruul Writes Good Prohibition Areuncut everlastinglysnowed ing to come into the Prohibition party and writes a real good Prohibition aru breakintheof slielatelSchristenedThe titioned Mrs Cleveland to use a bottle bottIesensible suggestion that the W C T ought to encourage the breaking an pouring on the ground or sea or ship prow or anywhere else that would waste bottle of wine rather than save it for somebody to drink therightlgoutmation devoutly to be wished You are right Brother Democracy i dead and you cant go come over into Macedoniaaud help us Somebody has sent me a poem so thast Journal of that town isInot rough or tough but it is not lottothatsgrulTand w s not up to snuff t 1 i WITH HIS lITTLE SN TcRff + ir irize lit vex f IdWill Rent foro lK tI i1 a Slating Rink fir ristialrim 1 oa s 14 r1 6silen by Sona Good t r1Y CityoLexington JI 1 on I dqut care a durn about the stealing of the 14713 That is all right would stolen that myself and so would any first class gentleman in Lex ington but the man who stole that 76 cents is a damned thief and hell is none too good for him If I understand what the Cincinnati Enquirer about itfor we have to rely on foreign to tell about an of the damned rascality that is going o in our townthis time it lies between the living Presbyterian J Hull Davidson the living Stephen G Sharp and the dead Catholic Billy livingtwowith having stolen that money but I say that if Hull Davidson does so it outrageIt from Hull Davidson to the of this city to intimate or insinuate or connive at the statements of others to the effect that the dead Quotacitmaxim that covers the case Davidson was paid big money to attend to that anythingfor his father before him was a profes sional book keeper and Hull was boland raised a book keeper and if allowed his clerk to steal out of th money of this city 1471376and neve knew anything it until it was un e four months work of two p4 iljVCiCployed sport aivuuHUaula then as his clerk was dead and cut off from any chance of self defence David son should have shut his mouth so far as Welsh was concerned The heathen said Nil de mortuis nisi bonum and it remains for a Christian to take advantage of his own tort by sitiURting a man in whom he lta publicly indicated his full confidence when the trusted mans hand has lost its skill in death and his tongue lies silent and defenceless in the grave This ought to be a lesson to the Catho tic Irish about that understanding that one of their number has to be put into getsIf of character to use the mother wit with which nearly all of them are endowed they would not be so stuck on these anyProtestantIrishman worse than he hates the devil and though the Protestant politician will get down and lick the s brogans to get his political he has got it in for that Irishman all the same and he will victimize the Irishman purpostoThe Christian people of this town knew that Hull Davidson was not only a saloon keeper but that he had been peatedly indicted for selling liquor to minors and for allowing gambling in his house when they voted for himINo man who is morally gaging in that of business ought to be trusted in any office The churches and Masons and Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias and all of theseothe Billy goat societies have kicked out al the saloon keepers because they are do willing to associate with them and ye when we come to find men to run the city of Lexington where colleges and churches are thicker than any other houses in town except saloons aud whore singinsg race e wan for Mayor and then go into thes ounrogues on r tongues a foot thick to make Council men and Aldermen out of and then send a Baptist saloon keeper to the Senate in Frankfort to make our laws and then they raise hell and profess to finyd been stolen out of the city al most any time they employ somebody to look over the books These fellows ought to be kicked out and the town put the hands of a straightendso little manhood among these masculine bipeds that wear breeches that ear thathethan1tand the boycott of these Protes Irishg or I am against all Sundays anllwant bsut on necessityMat cr CityCouncihnRnof the biggest things at the A day last Sunday Mat Benkart was haul ing ice to keen beer next summer Will Broustou and Southgate bounce Mat Nay verily he Knquircr uses Judge Sharp name iu mess also IfJudge Sharp is reported right he says they may ex a amine his books dirthereisahvlhing wrong about them he i re nuke uThatswon bouttbishas been State Treasurer and iirt doe not know book keeping he ougt t have been a candidate or the oftO oldns therHonestthe treasurer of Kentucky a jf ite is lapshave nrdnresss to an fjSiionconnected ttanyn e tngexamInatIonhave demanded it and d it p d q d Nothing willevercomeritotexrcpt that we 0 Ulerlittleorated i tenra ignmteMr David waspresent H Foushee son of tie deceased l1aor Foushee un let e illadministratione office said to me that on oue occasion he had heard his father say hat Relsdh go pridfnWant to Go Lecturing With Miss Madeline Pollard lViisMadelinewho does know it to mark this piece an tivncnt st as soon as she can turingand Mr John M Greenway good Pres and dealer in ir thi city suggested it to me and sa fSnat likeAlcockswe would for I know I am a boss turer and I know her and have had a good long talk with her and she has andhisJohnnieShelby oncelikeHer brother came to see me when heIhity tIg but I believe she was deceived the slickest tongue that ever fooled tiay wo man since that snake got Eve to eat that roxycolle Pollardtture for my Cousin Willie too but it wont be getting ice I would not have anything tpvdowith any lecture business Pollard e utilizejustly with the facts her own experience to warn others against it I greatly admire the womanly routse she has pursued since great error in trying to make reparation for the harm she has done she can use her own godod peiugiPollardBreckinjrjdget intelligentiventtinted commandtright here in Lexington and not have to run away home to start lectur ing as Breckinridge did goodyfillIIme fill the very first lecture Rev Martin Mahoney a tih olic priest of has writte me a QPsosi neE io and says he will give her ut tier t I mentioned it to a gentleman here and he said he would give and me aibp each a week if we would give hiniyjie management of us and all that o over that It strugHe backed out after he saw I was inclined to take him but he showingthatIt would not stall interfere with my helpmewriting and lecturing and keeping my ttlYtimeMy scheme would be to prepare me a regular daisy lecture that would occupy a half to introducing Miss Pollard ofeing and all expenses and do all the vertising and business management and her a satisfactory guarantee that I will come up to my part of the ofgI never in my life felt any more as proposedtcessful business man I think it is pretty generally recog knockothat I then did something to knock Bill Owens out therjobsbestfaccepting and will so signify to me I am at her service and will meet her in elsedWhat My Lecture at Lex ington Indicated I lectured in Lexington Dec which was the benefit of the Printing Pressmen wouldrwas known that I am an atheist and I did express atheistic views thatswas me on was uieb a lcmanofoneoftlielcarp e professions wuo u a university cf Virginia man You do not hear of any foot ball or hazing or slugging or banjo with that institution It was founded by Thomas Jefferson the infidel singleLexington allofare s3oPpreachers and politicians were at home reading in the newspapers of those edi oflthoscprominentfeatureThe Leader gave my lecture a very bytheprominent feature in its advertisement was a lifesize bottle of whisky The Leader is the most prominent paper in Lexington and is about the only Repub lican paper in the State theskeepers advertisement the full width of The Republican party says it is trying to the liquor traffic but it does not believe in to do it bV opposeilto theirdLeaderdis the biggest distiller in Lex ngton and engagedinwho do most to support the Leader are the Milwards the Shaws and Pearson Currymmen will allow a copy of the Blue Grass Blade to come into their houses because it is infidel The Milwards and Shaws are the most Lexingtonstraight Republican ticket except one oriEI dont know so much bout Clarks piousHewillseU you a thousand barrels of whisky if you have got the money to pay for Curry is a Presbyterian and is ex Etonhereon Briggs Curry runs a grocery and wblskyifWhen Hull Davidson the Democratic Leaiugtonfor selling liquor to minors and hefirtthis Republican newspaper the Leader that run by eminently pion s campaignthroughThe Presbyterian editor of the Trans cript a Democratic paper run b a Yankee soldier confessed in an editorial to having taken to advocate the claims of Davidson who was and is a brother Presbyterian Davidson failed in his own business and made an assignment then failed as Life Insurance man and is now in race horse business When a man is not fit for anything else on Gals earthor the Devil which ever it belongs tohe can geuer ally succeed as a preacher or a life surance man or a Kentucky editor and when he can not any of that three h r H L he still has a chance as a dice horse man Thats the Republican qhristians are laboring nraVerfully toTstoRrfthe liytioi 01iBut all of these fellows a mere strikers and advertising agents for me I do not see how I could get alpng with out such men as those and Southgate and Bronston and Dill Owens and that church and distillery gang at Pari Fifteen years ago a Democratic paper owned in Lexington by a Yankee Home guardand kept up by Confederate Colonels put me off of staff because I wrote something poking fun at old Talmage and fired Captain Woodruff the best Democtic that ever was in Lexington because he printed some that I wrote of the preachers though I never said anything holyGhostor the Devil or the angels witches or any of those Bible characters but here Lexington I can deliver an atheistic lecture and have the biggest newspaper in LeCil1 ton to begmnningtosay that the sun dont move When McGarvey goes to Nicholasville positionwhale really occurred as narrated in the Bible the only effect that it has is to boost me and the cause of infidelity by showing to the world that the clergy are of all and even more than I have saIdagainst them for really I did not gentlemsnlatclpreacher in Lexington who would actual positionthatof a thousand newspaper jokes was actually and true- I did not expect anybody but the most advanced class of preachers to repudiate straight out the Jonah fish story but I surprisedbecauseblast the church as I wautto do because it has outraged my rights and those of other menwhen Rev President McGar vey of Kentucky a man occupying the highesttheological position i Kentucky recently preached a serum- defending the story of Jonah and the whale Infidels have much to encourage them When we can get the of Lexington and the saloon keepers all working together and cooiugand billing each other like doves and get the preach ers all to preaching about Noah and the ark and Jonah and the whale and the tower of liable and Balaams ass and Evejs snake and Samsons jaw bone and liceall over as thick as the dust lidt pile of patridges sixty miles across and a loot and a half deep and all of Biblee if we will just stand bour guns and support our editors and orators and authors will be only a question of short time when preachersrMy Thanks and Wishes to an Unknown Friend returningChnstnmslife with all the golden blandishments of Maythefavors beam their united affection over your gray head and setting sun- HOWARD P L i Thoroughly Honest Clothiu at Thoroughly Reliable s I Gratisr PurcllasffHundred standard Books or a Credit Card with los set amount o j ILOEVEN HART MAMMOTH CLO TRIERS HATTERS FURNISHER 94olr l i otrol t t r Stedm f and it Bowman f tfi LEXINGTONS REAL ESTATE BROKERS 1 SELLn J REALIfand Personal Property of Every Description Our LlHt Coutnln tlie Choicest of Blue Grass FARMSHandsome City Property Beautiful Building Lots entrally Located Business Houses Small Homes and Cottages II of How These Christians Love One Another our papers are waspish be ampbellites have built a hall where their miu ludents can board and attend Jersity lectures and at the same their Campbellism straight n quarters We can see no rea they should not be permitted mate their ignorance with the Jitjr light if there be any light thelorny the Campbellites the help of or the curse of error and suspend midway on the horrid mean of a admixture of both and leave them slow and lingering demise We ly know how to characterize such a equivocaldolelp Kentucky Baptist he above is from a little bit of a fopr umn sheet called the Kentucky Bap that it takes two fellows Nash and borne to edit at Louisville in this Lexingtonkesceo Louisville produced Henry Wat androneyfor and gives the Moral part of his cture on the living picture plan He Des to a saloon and gets drunk as soon s the lecture is over The Kentucky Baptist has the gall to hake a success in a town of that kind lilt its editors lack the brains and about the only other editorial in the issue of Dec 20 from which I take the above ed itorial explains that the paper has late ly made an assignment and compromised with its creditors by paying them a percentage of what it owed You know that honest men would feel humiliated by this and would try to make all possible amends for this as religionthat toIandIprof4 commonly regarded by all honest men as being as damned rascally as if they f were rare f One of the stock jokes in all of the f funny is about the Jews who Ret rich by making assignments and set thing with their creditors just as Nash Hiind Osborne have done tJ These two fellows have caught on to I that Jewish idea real or alleged and are going to run the financial department of their paper on this scheme of the Jews I religioustianity as ever i byChristianbeats who beat me out of what they j owed me for the Blade because I was credulous enough to trust them but thet man is not living who to my knowl edge has lost the cent by me the del editor of i fidel paper But if YoJ zctclass howl from youjustment and settle with my creditors by paving them a part of what I owe them I have been publishing the Blade now nearly three years losingmoneyall the sometimes in and sometimes out and driven about from pillar to post by religious hate have had four publishers in Lexington and then have punted my paper at Cincinnatiand then in Danville and Falmouth in this State and sometimes because of the extremity to which I have been driven and un der the claim of the publishers that theyI were afraid of indictment and fine for publishing my paper have charged me prices But in the whole three years there has never yet come one Saturday night that every man printersdevilcent that the Blue Grass Blade owed themI my business principles from two fellows One of them was a little eyedjacklegat law and went to preaching because preaching did not require so much brains named Paul who said Owe no man anything and an infidel lawyer I named John Randolf who said Pay as you go Put those two sentiments or that one sentiment into practice and you do ten times as much for the happi ness of humanity as all the in the worldIJThese fellows Nash and Osborne are ignorant and mean and vicious and khateful and spiteful andwaspish as it simply e they are norant Ignorance and meanness and intelligence and virtue are simply two pairs of convertable terms and knowing intellectual calibre of those two Piperishthat short editorial any more than I blame a copperhead snake for biting us when he gets a chance because these two Baptist editors and the snake are sameinstamping out all such men just as soon as it possibly can be done thebetterfrom the haunts of men as well as he haveiBaptist anthropoids like the tigers ina1 i bynature all p attack people To a professional newspaper man there are always ear show e the ignorance of an editorDII not infrequently see misspelled words and instances of bad grammar in whileIsaythat i know grammar but these fellows in littleti 011ishellfire e when it is a word famous for ts being misspelled but they dont know heEverycopy or copies of my paper Sometimes nn a man spells it right but they spell it war copIfn J pei cope copi copay and coppay and then sometimes the fellow knows he cant spell it and he just writes cop and then accidentally blots the last syllable or writes it two or three ways one on top of the other and leaves me to take my choice Then when they want more than one copy they stick an s to all the singular forms above given But the people who write for copies of my paper do not all set themselves up to be educated and educators and editors and I have no right to ridicule them for not knowing how to copy but there is no excuse for an editor whose business is to scare by telling them about the judgment day not knowing how to spell judgment Of course there is no sense in the edi torial that I have quoted from this relig ious paper further than that it appeals to the hate of the Campbellites Baptists to induce them to put up their money to support this little sheet be cause it their religious hate The whole church business is now kept up by these rascally religious edi tors and preachers encouraging the erent sects of religious superstition to hate each other and they have good New Testament precedent to warrant them in doing this In Luke 26 Jesus is represented saying If man come to me hate not his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters and his own life also he cannot be most villainous of all the doctrines taught byany religion and if I believed Jesus said I would have no respect for him But I do not believe he ever anything of the kind but that some damned rascally priest or preacher has stuck that in the New Tes tament as they have done many other simply to afford them an portunity to vent the spleen that is in base hearts There were great mistakes in the life of Jesus and the Romans killed him be cause he was conspiring to usurp the throne of Judea after they had given him a fair trial and he plead guilty to the charge But he was a hero and a moralist ifwe are to believe any of the account about him and it is simply impossible that any man of any common moral decency could ever have taught that men should hate their mothers I can respect a man who has no Jove for God but I have nq respect for the man who says he hates his mother It may have been that Jesus like Moham med was very mild and gentle until he thought he had the power in hands intended to force things by the sword as indicated by his alleged tell ing his disciples to buy swords But as Jesus is not here to defendhim self and few friends here to do so I am incline to give him the benefit of all doubts and to believe that these cruel and unjust and unmanly things have been imputed to him by lying priests who through all the dark ages could into the Bible anything that suited their purposes and that these ugly things could not have come from the Slime heart and brain that gave ut turance to the famous sermon said by Matthew to have been preachedwhile Jesus saU on a mountain and by Luke to have Veen as he stood in a Thus discrepancy in Cscskn e out Bible spiratiol gag but evidently somebody got t sermon or it could not be here andtit is just as reasonable to suppose thsft Jesus it as that any of those ether fellows did Between the Campbellites as these fellows call them simply in meanness and because they know it hurts their and the Baptists there is no whenIbread and wine and let any fellow have some of it who wants it but the Baptists are so durned mean and stingy that though they are glad to have you come and hear them preach in the hope of getting some of your money you cant get any of their when they pass around their religious edibles and drink- ables You can get a smell of the wineI as they pass it under your nose makes you feel like you want a swig of it mighty bad if you could take it straight out of the bottle like the dea cons and preachers do after church and did not have to take it out of the same whiskydrinkersdrinking but if you dont belong to the Baptist gang you must not take a drop you have nerve like one ofc my old neighbors I have a neighbor named John Vance Everybody knows him and everybody moneybutmakes him what they call a caution and they have his full length graphs in many prominent places amongI others some of buildings at Frankfortsas 1threeits world wide reputation It is rue that Aaron Burr Justice and William Henry Harrisonn and John Breckinridge Cray and Carter Henry Harrison have precinctbut to waylownaken a new lease on life by marrying a irl fifteen years old and all of Madison is afraid of him today Clay and iraddock and Daniel Boone came hereabout the same time So it rests now on Uncle John Vance Billy Breckiuridge and me to keep the reputation of Dog Fennel and three of us are attending to our busi lessSman ver knew to beat the close communion n at their own game tllrnnknd white a hundred barrels of whisky nd on this Christmas day on which I write if there were fifty men present to then he went into to get his would treat the whole gang The Baptist saw how the Presbyter ens n had skinned old Uncle Sammy Lard ofhis mone so the Baptists at Cane JohnVancea piTnclcuduced Uncle John to go to church cite which was the only time I ever of his going to church unless it possibly once that he went to hear preach away back yonder during the Lee Viley was a young deacon at Cane L Run and did not know Uncle John and when Lee came around with the wine he handed it to Uncle John Lee told me that he saw at once he struck some thing unusual for old Uncle John took the glass and drank a half glass of the wine and handed it back as say he liked the sample and would take some more of the same sort when the next course came on And yet as mean and stingy as these Baptists are about a little of their wine you may go home with one of them from church and when dinner time conies he wont go in and gobble it all up himself youjustconunumonist It shows manners are better Urn their religion I dont think it is the bread that the Baptists care so much about in their communion as the wine Thev just everlastingly hate to give up anything that is good to drink REV PRESIDENT McGARVEY Of Kentucky University has Lately Preached Sermon About Jonah and the Whale and Defends that Famous Fish Story Rev J W city as the President of the Theological Depart ment of Kentucky Universityoccupies the highest tucky and is the most conspicuous as an author and orator of an theolo in goodfriendsfrom his pulpit has been published in various papers in this State He new and always has been my literary patron and I not him except that as an honest and intelligent man I am compelled to do so He is the only preacher in Lexington that I ever knew to try to do any good and he did that by preachingagainst the saloons and broth If he had stuck to it I would have ignored his theological vagaries for he was a Prohibitionist and seemed likely to do some good but he soon got of it found there was not any money in it and that it wash to the way to make friends so he threw up the sponge as a reformer and at an hour when the Prohibition party needed help he deserted us and wrote to Bob Neals Evangelist that it was no time to throw away your vote on Prohibition CongressfromOwens of whom the New York World lately printed that he was the best ad gambler in America and that only a few Sundays since Bill Owens gambled all day Sunday and all Sunday night with Nat Goodwin an actor and that Bill quit having lost J1000 If there had been any reason to believe that Rev McGarvey was ignorant of Bills reputation or if McGarvey had said that he was ignorant of it I could have forgiven thisj but there was no ex quarterSince written in the Christian Standard some long arti cles in of the storyofNo1is flood I challengediiimtomeet men oral or written debate on this subject and though we got our theological train ing in the same school and I am just as well known as a defender of infidelity as replytothat old gag that majorities can always successfully work on minorities ting the world see that he did not regard me as worthy ofhis august attention And now again lately he has gone to Nicholasville a town twelve miles from here and preached a sermon on Jonah positionliterally true as narrated in the Bile I dare Rev McGarvey to preach that sermon again Nicholasville or Lex ington or any other town and invite me be present to answer it or I dare him write any argument in support of the truth of the Bible story ofJonah and the LexingtonIso will any newspaper in the town I dare him to meet me at any time or place in any kind of a discussion of the story of Noahs ark or Jonahs whale in which he defends the Bible account of them and if he does not meet me I shall believe it is only because he is afraid to it and yet he knows that he is a skilled orator with the popular senti ment on his side while I am no orator andwould have the crowd against me anylittletend it to any recognized prominent or preacher in this town- I am not willing to say that Rev Mc would defend this famous fish commonly recognized as the biggest fish lie that ever was told though simplybecausesay if Rev McGarvey lost half as much in defending that story as he now bv defending it we wouldnever hear of his preaching a sermon to defend that Bible story While I do not call upon any preacher renounce publicly that Jonah whale yarnsinkeep their mouths shut on that subject while they and I have rights to do our own private thinking about it I am not willing to let pass without my protest a sermon asserting the truth of the Jonah whale from a man of Rev McGarveys standing in this com munityIf McGarvey preaches that that is true when he does not believe- it he is just as bad a liar as any other moneyIf is true it is the misfortune in his intellect perception of the force of testimony induced by the heredity of ages of religious superstition and he has no right entail his misfortune upon others if ve can stop him purely by force of ar ument for even when we infidels are power in this country as will be in ifty years from now I do not want to resort to violence as the church has always done though I should oppose al owing any preacher to take for the Bible be it is getting money under false pretense It is a public shame and scandal that who is intellectually capable ofbelieving the story of Jonah and the capacityt r It is bad enough even to connive at jl11 Clausthaton t ch I write but the man whi woul arnestly go to work to make hi CltristiaChrisply t his child to make another enougtohimIf of influence e over tudents in the University o believehet not believe it then he has simply ilnade a lot of liars If on the other halhd he is able so to pervert the reasoni Jg power of those young boys eVIdencewhale isl adequate to warrant thoseyoung nun in believing that story then Mc pervertiuthei1dgments g tnee never over the effect of McGarveys training they Vctol not be competent for service on pjRt jury and their skulls after sucl tr sting are only like so man emp ty urds into which any theologi anykinofstuffit i4 because these people received that kinia of training you come to tallfc sense about politics or reli iou or anything else to an average Lexington au settee it has about as much effect o the 1 na Tyou were talking to a drove a 1J while the same fellows wild with applause over what so drunken fool ward bummer says grinfroswith tent up amusement at a lot of old cues ts with worms in them old enougto vote like that lot that Rev auditoriumThe eople 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was first suggested to me by editor W H Polk of this city I at first regarded it as a joke but my attention byarticlesover it seriously and have concluded that for that large class of crimes for which confinement in the penitentiary is now the punishment emasculation would be a far better mode of punishment nor am I certian that it would not be better as the punishment for what are now capital In being examined for capital jury ser vice I have always answered that I had no scruples against capital punishment in some cases but that I did not think it the best made of punishment If we regard it merely as a matter of public economy it is a waste of a practical value to destroy the life of an able bodied man Such a man who has by crime forfeited his right to liberty should be made to labor for the public good in or der that as far as possible he might make restitution for the damage he had done Many crimes are committed as the di rect consequence of inordinate sexual appetite and by men who apart from this probably be valuable citi zens The propriety of remedying the evil removing the Icause in those cases will at once suggest itself to any intelligence- It is no argument against this mode of punishment for that class of crimes to extraordinaryinstances would hold against any other punish ment for any other crime for all crimes are the result of heredity and environ principal argument for emascula tion as punishment is that it prevents the transmission to posterity of the same disposition for which the present crimi nal is to be punished without depriving the criminal of his life or liberty and therefore of any opportunity or of his best opportunity to be valuable to him self ana All personsof intelligence are familiar accomplishedbymals one of the demands of this age seems to be some practical plan to do by breeding for the human race something similar to what has been done for the domestic animal race The horse for instance has been bred until the story of Pegasus is not nearly so mythical as when I first heard itj for horses now go as fast as the average birds fly The emasculation of persons of well de dispositioncomplete solution of the problem of hu man breeding and this is the wayby the emasculation of the unfittest propagatethat the domestic animals are generation to gener ation Of course care should be taken in the selection of judges and juries to inflict this punishment as should be in the in fliction of all other punishments but the proper precautious having been secured be the of the law to ap ply this punishment whenever it justly can do of punishing only when it must do it as it now the common sentiment of law What is now merely a punishment in the current sense could actually be made a blessing and a kindness to the criminal by forcibly removing from him a temptation to evil Much of the value of the morals of Jesus of Nazareth is lost by the exager ated or hyperbolic style in which they are announced and I would not want to say anything that would tend to estab lish the precedent of going to the Bible for instruction in morals but the injunction to cut off and cast away the Offend ing right hand and other offending members of the body seems to have been understood by the early church as alluding to the remedy of emasculation for the sexual sin and that some of the expedientAnother advantage of this mode of punishment I believe is that the fear of more deter the viciously dis posed from the commission of crime than the fear of jails or penitentiaries or possibly the fear of death It is well known that many criminals penitentiariesfined iu them and among the vicious classes there is no fear of disgrace prisonerinstigma upon the victim that would be dreaded as the of all bilities by those that it is most desirable- to influence by the fear of punishment The crime of is the one for which above all others a man should be emasculated If no idiot should be allowed to become father of children much more should no drunkard be al lowed to be The child of a drunkard conIes into the world with predilections that are almost certain to make a criminal of him and the State should have a comingintoposed people as it has to protect itself against the immigration of criminals As farmers and gardeners rely as much plantastheyplant so the best governments will some day assume to say to a drunkard speciesjustpunish for letting weeds gr w on own farms the seeds of which naturally scatter to the detriment of see everywhere men who are drunkards and who are going into all the vices that naturally flow from the artificial and legalized insanity ofdrunk enness It is strange to see civilized peo ple building institutions to take care of the Insane and then encouring the use of intoxicants that induce insanity But 1really in one sense these men are no more responsible for being drunkards than they would be for having been born idiots Every drunkard is such because hey was born such His immediate father may not have been a drunkard but the disposition may have skipped over the father in that case as in other diseases because drunkenness is adiseaseor the father may have overcome by effort the tendency to drunkenness in him but the drunkard is a drunkard from inherited predilection and just as the drunken ancestor was the author of his existence had no right to impose a burden on society by bringing that drunkard into existence so that drunkard has not now a right to damage the public weal or even greatly to public welfare happiness bringing into those who from almost prenatal necessity must prove is pritna jade evidence of one species of insanity In most in stances the mind is so diseased in that direction that the unfortunate is incapa ble of appreciating the argument against drunkenness or he appreciate this his body is so diseased that he has not the mental courage to resist the ani mal appetite for intoxicants- If am not a drunkard while I con gratulate myself and my children that this is true I am entitled to but little if any credit for it I am not a drunkard simply because I am not born with the appetite for liquor that some others have because I am mentally so constituted that drunk enness would not be an agreable pastime to use brains in investigation and- discussion and in opposing what I con ceive to be errors in my fellow men is to me a greater entertainment than get ting drunk would be and because I have not inherited any predilection to drunkenness I simply and naturally in cline to entertain myself by thinking and reading and writing because that is most pleasant to me while a man born with the predilection to drunkenness would just as naturally entertain himself by getting drunk Of course from my standpoint the other man is in error while he looks at me in astonishment that I shc 1 take pleasure in my kind of a life tit +ad what he calls his jolly ant olhicking lile We therefore naturally antagonize each other He says that I have no right to infringe upon his personal liberty to get and that and body belong to him and that he therefore has a right to damage them if he desires to do so I make the square issue with him that as we deprive insane men of their liber ty and confine them in asylums because we have the right to defend ourselves against the damage that insane men are liable to do so we have right forcibly to retrain men from getting drunk because we have a right te ourselves against the damage that drunken men are liable to do and as all laws are made to promote the greatest good of the greatest number we the majority the right to defend our progeny from the progeny of the drunkard and therefore we have the right to take from the drunkard any right to bring children into the world Let us then enact laws accordingly and the emasculation of a half dozen young men in Lexington who are hopeless drunkards and who have no right to entail their crime upon society by be getting children would strike a terror into the whole State of Kentucky that would so turn public sentiment against our famous whisky making as soon to destroy itj a consummation must be before our present low order of morals can be improved Dont Want to Exchange Withany Saloon Papers or Church Papers Agreat many papers write to me to ex change me The last one is the St Luis GlobeDemocrat Of course I can afford to exchange with some of them but there are a great many that are in my way and I do not want them and I have cut them off But there are two classes of papers that I am going to swipe clear off my list They are saloon papers and church papers I dont want them andwont They make me so mad that I almost lose my religion I am not go big to exchange with them any more and their editors may just as well stop sending them The saloon are full of pictures of distinguished idiots in the liquor de partment and the religious paper are full of pictures of damned fools in the religious department and these two classes of editors in with each other The religious papers say Jesus Christ made wine and papers say that shows that Prohibition is wrong and I dont want either of them about my house because I do not want papers that are calculated to corrupt the morals of my children Billy Breckinridge is Failing as a Lecturer Breckinridges prospects as a lecturer seem gloomy though he is a man of wonderful energy and may get there yet At Cincinnati he had only about two hundred to hear him a Constable scooped all the money that was paid in at the office for a debt that owed there and there was snugly scrimmage in which Dilly called the officer a and the officer threatens suit for slander and Desha Breckinridge invited the officer to pistols and coffee but the officer his money and went on about his business as people do everywhere except in Kentucky At Wheeling W Va Dilly had an seventyfiveof whom were Jewesses- At Terre Haute he had about the SunnySouthbeen lately so cold that it froze up every thing except the whisky the ladies served notice on Hilly that they just did not want him at all Billy has been awful naughty and de serves a good deal that he is getting and I have been pretty hard on him and I feel sorry for him and I believe others will and I hope they will give him a the fact of the thing is there is no interest in Billys subject Jefferson was interesting as an infidel philosopher but of course Billys Presbyterian piety will not let him boost that and who in devil wants to hear about old Andrew Jackson this late in the day 6 when he was a mighty poor shake while livingWho to hear anything about Democracy anyhow If Billy felt melancholy and wanted to talk about something dead he to have lect ured on Egyptian mummies or some kind of a corpse that does not smell so DemocracyI is always saying I told you so but it is a fact I been a long time saying to you Kentucky people thatthere never was a Breckinridge that had an Presbyterianismhow it pans out when Billy gets out from among these Kentucky hoodlums that whoop him up and is thrown on his resources to make an impres sion on the great thinking worldwhich is all the rest of the world except Ken all may kickaboutitjust as much as you durn is a fact that no man can get a hearing any where in Kentucky as a lecturer who is capable of getting off that gag about being washed whiter than snow in the blood of the Lamb that Billy did here and was applauded ba lot of Democratic Jews whose great grand daddies helped to kill Jesus Christ pricestojust piled over each other to get seats and the same was the case in Cincinnati or anywhere else where nincompoops are not running things Here in Lex NancyHankswas named for old Bob Ingersoll cant get much of a hearing because the preachers and the editors and the politi DillyDreckinridgejust go wild with enthusiasm- If our people had any sense they receptiontroubleitheylittle ward politicians and one horse edi tors until they dont know a Ulan of brains when they hear him talk There is not a in America that is so handicapped by intellectual med iocrity or worse as this very town of Lexington and unless the few men of any brains in the town do combine to kick these scrubs out of our offices and prominent positions and put in their places some men of some brains and spirittogang of Irish Catholic saloon keepers and Protestant disiers and their satel lites the whole durned town will not be worth hell room About the Domestic Felicity or Infelicity of Banker Richard Hopple and Wife When you haye anything to say I be plainlyNot long ago this whole town was full of talk about the domestic infelicity of Mr and Mrs Richard of Cincin nati Mrs Hopple having been Miss cityTheits origin in a publication of the Cincin suchJpublicationWithout giving names I alluded to the report trying as usual to the point a moral and adorn a tale about the troubles of drunkenness Now Mr C C Calhoun the President of the Lexington Commercial College comes to me and tells me what he knows about this matter and asks me not to use his name in the connection but sim ply to give the facts But I perfer to becauseheand kindness and justice and humanity storyMissand the popular impression probably was that she was the heartless woman that such women commenly are Presi dent Calhoun is a man who has gone among the poor to assist them and he says he has known Dins Hopple before her marriage to leave the soc ety of a rich beau and go to discharge her self imposed duties to the poor children President Calhoun that he has lately been to Cincinnati and that Air Hopple is dangerously ill with fever and has been most judiciously sent to a Hopplesdevotionness is so great and so earnest that there is serious that it will injure her health and wile he that of course he can not know things seem to indicate to him that the unpleasant reports about Mr and Mrs Hopple are without foun dation I belong to the poor white trash gang my own self and I am prejudiced against rich people and know that all other poor people feel the same way and as there was tiigpile of niobey involved in that the reports have originated in poor folks jealousy MoDee17i91MrDear Sir By accident your worthy paper the Blue Grass Blade fell my hands I like it very much and shall subscribe for it as soon as I am located permanently In your paper was an in view with Miss Joe whom I judge to be very intelligent person done who would grasp the paths of virtue again without any coaking I am uery much interested in her and ProperlyIprostituteborn in Bourbon county moved to Missouri in 96 If no inconvenience to you please hand my address to Miss Joe enclose a small note Hoping you the greatest success with your and your name the motto of every family I remain your truly I mailed the letter to Miss Joe and re ceived from her the following kind and polite reply 94MrDear SirYour kind notice received and will say I thank you a thousand times for your kindness and interest you are taking in the noblest of all work I shall certainly write to 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thought some courage of n to be an infidel It does not require as much of these as it once did for there are getting to be more infidels and infi delity is getting to be and to be an infidel is generally taken as an evidence that the man is a think ing man an honest man aud a reading infidelity does not in our judgment tend to make us and others better men and women then we are silly to let it be known that we are infidels for as a gen byitconvertible term for intelligence and sound reason we believe the ignorance and superstition that are necessary to make a are immoral and therefore if we are acting wisely in proclaim ing our infidelitywe are doing happier by happierEvery infidel ought therefore to continually proselytiiig There are two ways of making converts to infidelity One by argument against the truth of the ble and of another is by leading pure lives ourselves It is not everybody who is earnestly presentittinfor can make the art ment for infidelity by leading pure and that argument not only helps otl ers but always helps the man whp make- it Really the fact that an infidel is good man does not prove that infidelit- any more than the fact that Christian is a good man proves tha Christianity is true or that a Mormon is a good man proves that Mormonism is true But while it is a fact that the worst crimes in history have been petrated by Christians and that tU church through all of its existence since it came power has been th sotirce of terrible crime and misery is a fait that the policy of the churc has always been to charge that probatare better people than Christians th Christians have so much the advantag- of us in numbers that they are able t make the young and unintelligent pecially believe that we are generally peopleIt true that as hypocrites naturally go into the church there ar instances of unintelligent and immoral men who andwith out knowing anything about the argu ment in the case because they believe as the Christians charge against us tha infidelity simply means license for morality We do not want that kind of men the infidel ranks They do us harm They do harm to any cause with whic- hthey are connected and it is therefore our true policy to keep all of these men in the church so as to make the church responsibe for them We ought to come our infidel body men Lave been excluded from the churches because they do not believe in the Bible but we ought not to take in men who have been put out of the churches for their immorality and who claim to be infidels simply to gain our favor We must make of infidelity a schoo of aggressive moral and scientific phi losophy The fault with us even in so prominent a man as Ingersoll has been that we have simply combatted the er ror of others and did not propose any substitute for that which we have been trying to destroy It is true that Ingersolls individual life is commonly recognized as being far purer then the average life of public men In all the efforts that the church has made to crush him we do not find them against him any instance of personal immorality as has been chargedagainst Cleveland Blaine Car lisle Breckinridge Blackburn Beecher Talmage and many other men who have been specially prominent But for all this it is a fact that Ingersoll leas never distinguished himself as the champion of morals In all that you read from him never hear him say anythingagainst gambling or prize fighting or political lecheryHenever said he thought a woman ought to have as much right to vote as a man has and so far from saying a word for Pro hibition he has damaged the cause of infidelity by writing some silly eulogies on whisky which Christian men who sanction the whisky trade will use against Ingersoll and against all infi dels No intelligent and thoroughly fair and candid man can fail to see that the liquor traffic is a great evil that does a great deal of harm I can not talk to Christian people about this great evil with much effect because I am cut off from them by reason of my differing with them it religious matters but I do think infidels ought to give me a candid pointItist as it is not popular to be an infidel but it seems to m that the same intelli and the same moral courage thatI are requisite to make a man an avowed infidel ought to make hire a Prohibition istWhen I am trying tc make a Prohibi tionist of a man who betieves the story of Noahs ark and of Jonah whale and of Elijah and Jesus sailing upthrough the clouds to heaven I have an infantile and immature intellect with which to deal and I anu willing to I r tf7 make the argument for Prohibition to that man just as ifl were reasoning with a child lint when I come to a man who has had the brains and the intelligence and the moral coura e to repudiate the superstition of religion I not to have to make the argument for Prohibi tion because such people as that can see the argument for just as well as I can You may come to Lexington or go al most anywhere else and you will not find an intelligent infidel us the proprie tor of any saloon There is not one in Lexington that I know of and infidel about me is pretty apt to make himself known to me These saloons manage the politics of the country and they are Christian institutions the Christians quotingagaiust the Prohibition cause that their founder wrought his first miracle to make wine The only danger to the cause of infideli Yty is from the Catholic church It is solidwhile Protestantism is so divided powert Hefsary to make him a faithful Christian and if he ever gets the power in this country as there is a very strong prospect that he ma do make us in andfsmoke and then make the Protestant and Jew smoke as soon as he is through with The most dangerous citizen to infidel thought is the Irish saloon keeper thoroughly soaked and impregnated with the Christian superstition and the infidel that looks to his interest must partytliattloon keeper So that not only should but interest make every infidel a Prohibitionist The Short Street Baptists Fired Saloon- Keeper Senator Billy May In a recent issue of the Blade I alluded t Billy May the saloon keeper and State Senator from Lexington as a mem ber of the Short Street Baptist Church in cityBro of that church who got rich whisky and then turned hetcause ass and Jonahs whale and Eves snake and the rest of the Bible menagerie and who is now our of the pillars of that church Billyutgang an toscause so as churchaa thte d Bob Ingersoll and me all at the same time Breckinridge and old Bob and I are niakea b recolfwe some t havesso Every man in that Baptist church who does not vote with the Prohibitionists isoa was en gaged in the saloon business that is made lawful by the governments of the theeocratic or Republican parties has helped Baptistbusinesstsay is lawful and right and I have just as fornany man hintnverybusinesslawful and honorable and from the rev enue of which they are benefitted But himsBut if one of these big distillers want to join their church can do so ana their own Baptist brethren at George town recently took 70000 of distiller John Athertons money to buld a tist reacher manufactory and Baptilt- theological repair shop and 1000 of distiller Athertons money to build a now because the Masons and Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias and a lot of these Billy goat societies that have in them some of the durndest old drunkards in America are kicking out the very saloon keepers they buy their whisky from the church must get on to that racket too and fires Billy May Its that same old hypocritical dodge of tytches on annise weightiermattersGo it you cripples ye blind leaders of the blind All the rest of yon will get to the devil just as soon as Billy May does The Lexington Oath at a Swell Dinner Col Charles To wsend variously known as the exeditor of the Drummer the Mayor of Mississsippi and the Lex ingtonGath was at a swell dinner at 8 p m in Lexington last Tuesday at which some of the prominent clergy were present Bro Townsend has 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