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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rN4- t t j 1 t f BLUE GRASS BLADE v l rt J THE ONLY PROHIBITION PAPER PUBLISHED BY A HEATHEN ttTERMS PER YEAR 200 for Rich People 100 for Poor People Vol IV No 31 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY JAN 13 1895 J AUTHOR THE RATIONAL VIEW A book of 73 pa es 5x7 neatly bound and plainly printed Price Soc Postage Prepaid It is a modern Ra view of Theology THE BLADE ADVERTISING RATES j fIj a Year Insertions II YonthsI Three Month InsertlotJs lonthsI 1 OneMonthI ThreeI TwoISingle Insertio Entered at Post Office at Lexington Ky as second class matter ShelbyMoore A Hyphenation In Which I Get Knocked Out the First Round By the Drum Major of All the Brownies f A Hair Breadth Escape That Discounts Anything In That LIIIC of the Late Lamented- Mr Othello t8pnCTACln VS BPECTACII58 tordinarily I am not a betting man but I want to bet that within a year the Kentucky River will catch fire and bur up from Carrollton to the Three Forks or front Three Forks to Carrollton ac as how it burns up or burns 1cording to bet on this because it is al ways the unexpected that happens in sonic big fellow hall whipped me it would only have been what everybody was looking for and would not at all have surprised me but with my broad experience in witnessing the ma terialization of the improbable in thi State and especially around town I must own I was surprised when I found myself ithe first round and before I coulget thyself together bydBrownie who had with him a kind of at PanzIf l t were named Shanklin one of those un godly ames that I think ought to be changed by a compulsory act of the Leg islature that always sug ests to me the days of the Barebones Parliament and old Crookshanks and Shanklin and the whole Shanks family I have been reading Trilby and was struck by that allusion it makes to that queer experience we have all had when we get to thinking about any one word in our language until that particulara word seems so strange we be der if there is really anv such word in the language The family name Shank lin affects me that way until I wonder why in the devil any man wouldwant to call any man Shanklin unless he had something against the man As a sort of second fiddle or supe according as we regard him as in the orchestra or on the stage of the dramatic high comedy entertain ment in which Colonel John T Shelby I and I carried the principle roles and did the heavy work we dispose of Shanklin first When Colonel John T Shelby introduced me to his man Shanklin and ex pjained to me that Shanklin had been along simply as a witness of the words and deeds that were likely to followa kind of a looker on in Venice asit wereI recognized the face as that of a masculine bifurcation that I had previously seen in the busy marts of men that had a blonde complexion to it that would do for one of these complexion advertisements but of which further than this I knew naught You can take a big hunk of dough and make a face out of it and it will al ways have on it one feature that is finethe complexioniAs the nation asked Who the is Buck when Senator Beck sent that bugologist South America so except for the profanity of it involved would I have asked about Shanklin when Col onel John T Shelby introduced him andwriting as I am now in the country I do not know what Shanklin is but think he is a lawyer real estate man or insurance agent the three learned pro fessions that seem to require the largest brain force in this town But since com ing to the country I understand he is a connection of Colonel John T Shelby I would suggest to Colonel John T espeiallyevidence as was in one that he take along with him witnesses who not e16lettflzan antr wiio prejudicedintake special pains to see that the man he selects to the game without any- consultation with the party of the sec ond part shall not take any part in the game and especially he shall not do on the Colonels side as the Colonel will distinctlyrecollectwas done ifhis mem ory the episode its wonted equilibrium by the man Shank ling corrupted Shanklin by the Kentucky disposition to drop its final gswhom the valiant Colonel will ic member he introduced a merely passionate witness picked up on the street as I supposed from the Colonels explanation entirely at random just as jurymen are selected except that in the case jurymen perhaps there is some little more pains taken to see that they are not exactly the right kind of men than the Colonel in selection of his man It is all very fortunate however just as it happened for while much more damage than I received at the hands of Colonel Shelbywould not have tempted me to or any man my physical inferior even if a fiooo dollars had been offered me to do so in these hard times I might have in an unguarded moment been tempted to materially the fine plexion of Shankling a man younger than I and big enough to be my cal equal had I even remotely suspected that after hearing as Colonel Shelbys statement of the terms upon which Shankling was present Shank ling was intending to take a hand in the scrimmage though I would not at all have objected had Colonel Shelby stated squarely and fairly in the beginning that he brought along Shankling to supplement his own Colonel Shelbys shortage avordupois for Colonel Shel by with a bigger and stronger stick than he had Shanklin to do th scrimmaginwork would have just made a team about fair to fight me and I feel but lit tle doubt now that had I tried to do so I could have thrown Colonel Shelby through the big glass of the second sto ry window where we were aud the could have thrown Shanklin after him but I would not have done it because the steam engine under the iron pavement under the window had melted th recent snow bank off and that iron pavement has on it knots that would have raised bumps not recognized in the works and charts of the lamented Fowler and which are not now found even Colnonel Shelby Under all the circumstances and with all the light on the subject that I had I acted just as exactly as I am now glad I did act and as I would hate acted had I had two days instead of two seconds to mature my plans I have never yet in my life struck any human being in anger or any other way and I hope never to do it and I am not going to do it in anger any time anti I am not to do it at all until that ifsI ever do strike a man I would four to one rather strike a big fellow and get whipped than strike a little man and hint- After all the bulldozing I have taken from big fellows if I were now to hit some little man about as big as a cock sparrow I would feel like the biggest in America As contradictory as it seem I do not think any man ever paid a higher- tribute to my generosity than Colonel Shelby inadvertently did on the occasion to which I allude and the details of which the daily papers have given I had every advantage He had seen me in a most pleasant conver sation in my office with my editorial friend Judge Halsey and when I had no kind of a weapon and the Colonel had reason to suppose I had any and he nd his man Friday certainly had had an opportunity to arm themselves and the Colonel had a stick and yet under these circumstances I was willing to go with them only into a room where there was nobody else and was so entirely un conscious that I had given them any cause for offense that I did not at all un derstand until the Colonel pulled out my freshly issued paper ana the passage that made the rumpus for which expressed some regret and my disposition to apologize for it does not matter what I sir I want every utterance to come rigidly and to the standard of undoubted historical curacy and want it to be such as no tional man can dispute peopleinwhat I said was true but that does not make it true and being rather volum inns in my style any how lean not with any regard terseness go into each thingforcumber my style I will take the chance especially as much that I say is evident to be regarded as Pickwick ian of one in a thousand things that I saYtsaying something of subordinate importancetin some side issue that would not stand the test of the square and plummet and apologize for it and make the best couldwhen I go wrong and with those facts well known I was surprised that Colonel Shelby was offended I certainly have taken like a little man a thousand times as much of this kind of medicine as I have given but then its true that I am in public life where its my business to take this while Colonel Shelby is in private life and the difference is considerable All of this I appreciated and so ex relftionthatveins seemed not at allto have induced Wxto be one of the salient Christian virtues While the Colonels words were all tirely lexicographic and such as indi vidually may be used with the highest propiety in their aggregate effect they were exceedingly forcible and calculated greatly to irritate one who is irritable For instance while it is a fact that I am enveloped in the dermoid membrane that is common to the entire human race except when we use allegory or hyperbole the Colonel assumed that I alludingtodone when the point at issue between- us was one of accuracy of expression he myhidestylethatceeded to hit me on the head with his stick thus avoided damage to the hideI proper but probably on the principle recognized between butchers and tan ners that the horns go with the hide recognizedirresponsibility for a moment alarmed lest he was going again to inflict on the suffcring newspaper public Bill Owens statement that I was a long eared long haired ir responsible brute that Bill got off in eloquenceinto hear Colonel Shelby clothe the same idea in language that sounded more ap from the scion of a great gubernational sire while a saw was the prominent feature in Bills family other fellow is in the scrimmage and I am doing only the newspaper reporting I can get down pretty fine what is said and done But uphisnotes for a newspaper report at the same time and in the double role I Iecould some disarrangednby a in man The thing has afforded me and my friends to say nothing of enemies much more of amusement than it has of trouble and with no malice toward reasonnfor any I am in to some fatherly advice though it might be best for his man Friday Shankling anyemore there are snow banks about town for he may find his head strugglinginhis ear His size wont protect him The only solicitude I felt during th scrimmage was that I would get my bi focal spectacles broken but the Colonel or Shankling or It I dont know which by some kind of an inadvertent or purposed coup de main sent mv glasses whirling clear hors du combat been e quotFrenchinto h to my relief after I saw them safely landed under n table for while a little damage to nay hide might grow up it self in a day or two my glasses are of peculiar makeobserve them iu the companying diagram at the top of the first column on the first pageand cost a lot of money for these hard times Now for Colonel own good I am going to tell him a little fable with a moral to it It will be noticed that I do not call him little Johnnie Shelby any store but that I call him Colonel with instructions to theprinters tospell it ont fii full under penalty of being ed fof c single failure- I have long noticed that there is noth ing that so acts as a molifying ointment to tbejBOuuded feelings of the mascu line iwntuckian as to call him Colonel InJny experience as a journalist I have made a hundred men mad and byIently a Col this or that in some sub sequcntniuwspaper article Heref rthere are two prominent citizepiof this State who are of petite get up that I have given my foret4r absolute instructions are to be called luthe Blade Colonel all the time and I have been alluding to both of then as Johnnie or even little John nie all he time These are Colonel John Ihelby and Colonel John A Bell the Georgetown Times YotfPlay in Kentucky with impunity calls man big and you mey call a little Tnn but they draw the line at calliriilittTe man little AsJ jook upon myself today I wonder that I am not corpse But about that fable I have a hun dred times in mv life seen a little bit of a run out snapping and at a bigitog and the big dog would just- getuprandgetaway from there double felt like patting the bg dog on the headland saying G Id doggy a big piec of red hot wienerwurst just to see i veritable case of dog eat dog and have always thougfit what a wise disp usation of Providence with a large P u U that big dogs and big men are not nUt so that they get mad so easy as littl dogs and the little men Bir ogs and big men seem to go on the s position that people know they coup tight if they wanted to andso they are u ver honing after a fight but the little Jogs and the little men seem to be afrai hat people may think they wont fight because they are little and so they alw a shave to show their faith by their wor j and if you just want to think that von have stepped into a yaller jacicqs nest you just o fooling around n man and you will have a fight on your ands or on your head before you can Imt your eye Wren this same Colonel Shelby that into my wool and scattered samples of mf curls and whiskers on the circuf a lbfentair bounced lawyer Wil son the court room lnWashingtont PfrlI rnlti1n case nd spatted Wilson In the face and wayjusteand swallowed the little indignation he felt and justly remembered that Colonel Shelby was a Kentuckian I just felt like saying Good old doggy good old Wilson and giving him a piece of weinewurst just to see him wag his tail Every first class man in the country applauded the way that Wilson acted when I saw that I held the same hand I played it the same wayI And now what I want to say to Colonel Shelby is this he has knocked out son and me and demonstrated to the satisfaction of an admiring world that he will fight and it is a good time for him to quit his credit is good be cause Colonel Shelby may mistake his man some of these days and run up against some fellow who does not view these matters as Wilson and I do and that fellow will slap the Colonel so many summersets that the Colonel wont know whether its himself or aflutter wheel that he sees spinning and he will see fire works for a month that discount Paines best 4th ofJuly efforts Big fools and bull dogs and roosters anybrainsand taking it out of the other fellows theyhavejbig brain and small muscle and when he steps into the pugilistic arena he is just as much out ot his element as the whale was when he waded ashore and went out on dry land to throw up his contract withJonah when the whale found he had bit off more than he could chaw and that you cant a good man down Col tel Shelbys idea of fighting is exactlt like that a woman I have had mlny a fight with my wife and al it quite as mad as I was with Coon Shelby She would catch me in the card and then I would have to give up or knock her down and of course I would not hurt any woman that bad flat when Colonel Shelby caught me in the beard if he had been two or three tyes as big as he was there was the wax getting him loose thatI could not practice on a woman I looked at sizingitinherited from the first governor of Ken tucky instead of a hair loons as it prov carryingitance in circumarnbulation and could not suppos he had brought it along as a kind ol1l1ctors rod or Aarons rod with some kind of a Presbyterian Bible snake trick to tit and when he fired away with toothepicks o er my foot ball bead of hair I though that considering the relative Erice of toothpicks and canes it was a st incut parveuuc scrub can get toothpicks and everbody can not get an gubunatoriallegendsnakes round Mercurys walking cane or that famoas copperhead and for that matter coppertail around Moses JSo after I saw that iny spec tacles were uot broken I was sorry that the Colonel had broken his stick My friends have frequently told me that this hard head of urine would do sonic damage some dav Regarded as a mere piece of war strategy gotten regardless of cost as such strategies generally are the couf tfe baton rougt parce giiii fut rouge mote Trilbywas all right 1 but th taking me the beard had I not been a foe as chivalrous as was infi del Saladin to Christian Richard Coeur tie Lto u would have been for Colonel kheltfjuaaif hcfcsd vane riKlit up 0 a n or thrown himself on tha thick bosses of Jehoyahs buck ler I simply had to make one move to checkmate I was holding the Col onels right wrist with his bunch of an cestral toothpicks in his hand while and cant say what his scheme was cept that so far as I noticed he was pushing at me like one of the Brownies that are trying to make the donkey go along in the paint advertisement when the Colonel made a move that would have given Showalter or Jim Corbett a I have an icicle to do when I was walking to Lexington through a blizzard that had just got here from me like a Trojan against the big wooden horse of the Greeks in an ineffectual effort to move me out of tracks while I held the Colonels right left and his left was in my bear and the only unoccupied vigor in the trio was my ht arm with a hog maul fist on it hanging perfectly unoccupied and begging for a job like Stonewall in first of Manassas while the face of Colonel Shelby absolutely ungarded and at my mercy was just about as high and as far from me as I would want a sand bag if I were going to bicepsI man I do not think it is much above spitting in a mans face and I never to strike izes me in other things and had I done that in Colonels Shelbys case fist would just about have taken in Colonel Shelbys entire countenance with pie crust indentations and scallops around the entire periphery and all of his features graded to one common level just like he had lain flat on his back and let the willipuswallipus run over him while his spectaclesfor he wears them toowould have driven glasses and frames and all his eyes and he would have gone wan dering around like a blind dog in a niea house But as I I was not built that way andrlther than hit him as a means of loosening his hold we agreed to a truce that stipulated that I should let go his and his right hand and he should Take his hand from out my whiskers And his bust from out my door after the style of Poes Raven Soon the newspaper reporters were to it and came front anywhere every where out in the world to the carcas and while I was explaining all the maneuvers of the engagement I put hand on my beard and fount that divers and sundry of them had been uprooted but were on their native heath These I gave to Col folk late of the Transcript and he wrapped them up in two large newspapers and struck out for the Expo to add them to his very collection of war relics now on exhibition there If Colonel Shelby got away with any bf them he ought to preserve them as a hair loom for they are the only whiskers iu his family and if he will hang them out and let the wind blow through his whiskers to his highly imaginative ear they might make music as sweet as a troubadour or as when Fell over her white arms iL Thoroughly ct J- fla onesti Cl Reliable Prices- Gratis with every Cash Purchase of 820a choice of One Hundred standard Books ora Credit Card with les ser amount HLLOEVEN HARTM- AMMOTH CLOTHIERS HATTERS FURNISHERS somethingwith mybigShanklingsboth putinto dropsFrom at- Thoroughly To make the gold strings when according to namesake the Syren of old was transformed into p ha imBut FfIIinto poetry did will help out Dr Waltfi in a little of pious and parting vice to Colonel Shelby thusly letYour rw Your little hands were never made To punch each others eyes Go forth in lamb like innocence Those happy sportive friskers But do not let your paws Pull out each others whis- kersStedman and Bowman LEXINGTONS r REALI ESTATE BROKERS BUY AND SELL REAL and Personal Property of Every Description Our List Contains the Choicest of Blue Grass FARMS Handsome City Property Beautiful Building Lots entrally LocatedBusiness Houses Small Homes and Cottages IIl 7 Y I i In I Ingersoll on God arid Immor tality Ingersoll has lately witteu an article on suicide that has put a great of the theological bowwows to barking at him as dogs bark at the moon Ingersoll replies to them collectively In reply says The existence of God I neither affirm nor deny I wait The immortality of the soul I neither firm nor deny I hope hope for all th children of men I have never denie- the existence of another world nor the immortality of the soul Of course I appreciate that nil infidel should greatly defer to Ingersoll He is today without a single exception the most prominent man in the world and lie has fairly won his spurs and hi laurels No king president or orator i the world is his peer and I believe i scattering now in his path while it lives some of the flowers that are wait ing to be laid on his grave when he dies liut for all this I do not think that we who work more humbly in his depart tent of thought should merge our in dividuality into his For a man who has seen the truth as plainlyas Ingersoll has and who has had the moral convictions that he has had he has been immensely conservative and much of his success is justly attributable to that thorough self pos session that enables him to receive in good humor the vile and unjust thrusts that the preachers and priests and their satellites have continually made at him But while we can show ourselves Intellectually and morally the superiors these cattle I am by no means certai that it is best for all infidels to thesprofessionalIf I felt that in all cases they were honestly ignorant there is no man who patiencewoods people jwho write to me I have anybodyand for the general good but much tha- is said to us and about us by these bet ter educated preachers is simply cheek and that they gain from a majorityandI styleThein Lex ington know that the stories of Noah s arKand Jonahs whale and all of tha kindof stuff are simply a lot of old lies just as well as I do and I am under no obligation to beat all considerate of their feelings in my talking about these things when they know and I know and everybody else knows that they are simply telling these old yarns towheedle moneyBut com expressionsItry since he began to champion infidel thought and it does seem to me that is not moving up his pegs as the world advances Lthink agnosticism is a modest word and I dont like the man who claims to know it all but take that first sentence The existence of God I neither affirm tnor deny and I exceedingly doubt if r justbedayOf can affirm a nega saypositivelya as improprietylIrof denyOftheir existence and of course logically all he can do is to let some other man affirm the existence of witches while he answers the arguments of the other man and the burden of proof logically lying upon him who affirms that con trary to human experience the man who affirms the existence ot witches loses his case unless he adduces and sustains against competent opposition evidence of the existence of wordaappropriated term used by Jews Chris in this country to des a certain impersonation and dividuality that Jews and Christians be onlyhadthat he did on one occasion expose to Moses his hinder parts and that this God has ery many of the distinguish ing features of very bad men Col certainly knows that we have precisely the same kind ofevidence for the existence of ghosts and witches that we have for the existence of this God and that if he is not ready to firm or deny the existence of God which can only mean the conventional God un less there is accompanying explanation to the contrary he ought not to affirm or the existence of ghosts and- witcbes which is something that Col sayFor ofIwe to leave much to the supposed understanding of our readers to guard against our salient with words and if Col Ingersoll would occasionally- say to us that he does not mean by the byitmany utterances like this that I am crit icising But if he has ever done this I do not know about it and consequently when Col Ingersoll says any explanation that he not willing to of that great monster and boss hobgoblin commonly called God it rather stuns me and I feel like rising to a point of information That the origin of the universe in which the whole human race is as much ofan accident as any clod that lies in the road is unthinkably wonderful and away beyond any mental stretch that been made is by all wise men ready admitted and that what we recognize as purely mechanical laws may by reguler gradations merge into principles so subtile that we naturally call them intellectual operations I read ilv admit and we see natural history steps toward lifefrom the abso lute deadness of a stone that go so grad ually from inanimate to animal life that we can not say where one ends and the other begins and I am willing to say that back of all the phenomena ofI the universe that are recognized purely mechanical and are principles which according to the tests of the imperfect apparatus that we possess with which to them to us to be intellectual and think ing principles and for that matter I believe that our own thoughts are noth J ing but highly sublimated mechanical processes if Col Ingersoll wants for of expression to personalize these philosophical call them all it with this explanation while even then I do no be advisable because would be liable to mislead I would not seriously protest it But I do most earnestly protest against Col In gersoll saying that he is not ready to deny existence of God when he has reason to believe and when it is experi menta11 true that Jews and Christians thadthat they say made lice a foot and a half deepall over Egypt and had to come down out of the clouds to stop those fellows in the of Shinar from building winding stairway to heaven fixing the languor business so yellead disgusteter Schweinhund and the contractors threw up the contract because the workmen could not understand each other While there are almost certainly other worlds than one that have intelligent existences in them there is no reason to suppose there is another world in the sense that Col Ingersoll evidently means unless he still has in hint the dregs of the old religious superstition i which we were born that taught that there was a heaven and a hell the latter of which Col Ingersoll discards indignantly while he admits that he has a kind of a sneaking idea that there maybe a heaven where we will all wear den slippers and plunk harps expenanythingeas Ingersoll is in his politics afraid to say anything against the liquor business because he does not want to antagonize the beer drinking German soin his after having kicked clear out of the orthodox harness he thde s sto durned certain after allthat after death we may not meet somewhere in the sky and haye a regular old he picnic silting on damp clouds and dscussing politics and theology- It is highly probable almost certain that some part of our present corporosi will some time after our death be bodytof some other man but that the individuality of each of us is so thoronghl destroyed by the disintegration of death that there is not the remotest possibility of immortality in the sense that the Christians and Col here use the word is a foregone conclusion t any man who recognizes the scientifi- fact that the phenomenon of thought i simply a mechanical result of the opera tion of the brain as sight is of the eye and that therefore our consciousness and our sight are equally destroyed when our brains andour eyes are destroyed as they will beby death An lufidel Poem That Equals Homer or Milton t lInvember is a poem by F P Mann M D of San Francisco California en titled Age of Reason whici I think regarded merely as a specinu n of poetic art is to the very highest that has been achieved by Milton or Homer be side being a compendium of the most advanced of modern thought along the- ologicallines It is naturallv the unscrupulous policy of the church to underrate the attain ments of our infidel writers and I wish that all infidels who read the Blade and who are inclined to resent this injustice that the church is practicing against fidel thinkers would write to the editor of The Freethinkers Magazine for his last November issue and get that poem and keep it simply to answer these re ligions fools and frauds who think thai the preachers know it all and that what they do not know is not worth knowing The whole Magazine in every depart ment ot its get upis a perfect gem purest ray serene address of its editor is H L Green E Indiana St Chicago Ills His name is the only verdant thing about him justforhim to do that His terms are 20 cents a single number and you must send him the monoy for it because it costs him just as much to give you one issue of his magazine as it costs you to give him 20 cents If you use tobacco just quit using it long enough to make that 20 cents and if use tobacco you can afford to pay him 20 cents out of the money that you thus save There are thousands of people in this State who think there are only two infi Ingersonisand they think Ingersoll is eloquent and that I aura sortor an educated Sam Jones poembyand sentiment of that Inger radicallyinfidelI would reprint the whole poem in the Blade except that it would occupy so much space and probably would not be so perfectly done as the Freethinkers Magazine has done it and it can be bet ter preserved in the magazine form and I wayIts to me to put a picture of me as a frontispiece of an early of his magazine and a sketch of my life If enough persons want to see the is sue that will have my picture with my curlsthat have been made famous by the fact that Bill Owens allusion to them knocked him out of a seat in Con gressandwill write to me to that ef feet I will try to get Bro Green to produce the poem of Dr Maun in the issue and send it to them at somewhat reduced ratesI layitparticulars in which he may beat me on the internal get up of head but when it to the outside of our heads I have more hair in a minute than old Bob has had in fortv years There is a whole lot of us trying to outlive lugersoll because we want his mantle when he goes up to get his harp and golden slippers and I want it un derstood now that if he goes into his wooden overcoat before I do I am an applicant for that garment There may be some of the heathen J4 tare smarter than I aui have ben in jail more than oft and I believe I have sacrificedmore or the cause of infidelity than any mal nown the and believe I ought t he the personthim as intend to do I do not claim to have exerted an in fluence in as high a caste of thought as jWhen to leave the caste of society into which I was born and in I was re red ant d educated and to out into the hedge and highways of life and to exert my influence among the lowly nisisacinfidel my scheme has been tobut my hay so low down that the lams could sheepWhile bar such as Talmage and has knocked him lout I have done more to clean oat such a blatherskite as Sam Jones by fighting the devil with his own fire than Inger soll could do or has done and Sam s days are now numbered When Sam quit preaching and went to trying to he tkeaw up the sponge and today Sam is labelled and stuck in the department of theological fossils Talmage snd Sam started at the big big end of the horn and ttt the little end old Bob and I start 4 the ttbing end The longer Talmage and Sam lived the fewer friends and admirers they had the longer Ingersoll and IJtre the more friends and admirers we have The race for fame between Error and Truth is just that between the hare and tortoise Error gallops ofF li rand- gainsTruth t ing While Error in its feelin of Se curity lies down to take a nap the tor totse crawls along while Brer Rabbit is asleep and goes under the stsffg and scoops the stakes The world knows about Voltaire but it would entirely forget about John Cal vin if we infidels did not use him to make fun of him The world knows Ingersoll but for gets about Joseph the preacher except when he comes around periodi cally to lecture under the auspices of some checker Y11i C Awrfoot ball playing college bosJ From the Independent Pulplt9 FALLEN We notice that Mr C C Moore the Blue Grass Blade has opened Bis col umns for the discussion of how to res tryquestion a ntiocn aresa nw perhapsthananything about rescuing the falle men We have thought some along thij line and the conclusion forced upda mind is that the first thing to don in disposingof the social evil is to devise falleqtmenEverywith her and the man falls slow as does the woman This is a trufc that shouldbe cojjnizedintl of every attempt at rescuingthe Fallen and it be that wherever a man and woman have allen in ninetynine cases out of a hundred the man is more to blame for it thin the facts seem never to have occurred to society and we may hazard something thus calling attention to them oe that as it may they are facts urightrescuing the fallen women The standard of virtue is perfectlyrightreason we should not raise the- standard of manly virtue just as high and keep it there too the same watchful care This double standard of virtue is the real source of our social evil and until we abandon it that evil will be upon us Society is exacting as to womanly character but lax in its ifllutterlypens to a man of wealth ler in positionwhy should the man go free This double standard could be roken up by the women and that too i avery short time and we think it aboi t time for them to take the initiative in hat di SOCietYlvomanin impure themselves require of tt m the fallen of either sex would soon be re ducee to only a few The Press and Transcript Have and Hyphenated Righteousness and peace have met to gether mercyand truth havekisjsed each other with an accent on A hyphen grows right out of the bos om of the Press over into he bos om of the Transcript and the twain are made one flesh like the late lamented Chantand Eng commonly known as twins They call the twins or the twin ac cording as we regard it dually the PressTranscript Solomon said A good singlyir rather to be chosen than great Ben Franklin a much wiser better man said Give a dog a and kill himIThe PressTranscript is simply the most execrable name that n ever had except the KentuckianCitizen- Men who are utterly devoid Cf ap preciation of nomenclature have no more right to name a paper durned piece of nonsense like that and take up the time of the people in calling it than some Bible crank has a right to handi cap his boy through life by naming him Jehosiphat or Nebuchaduezzarpr Maher shalalhashbaz I would rather name a boy like the Indians Stickinthemud or IIolein Mannotafraidof ishorse If they would call the jo rnalistic combination The Prescript it would describe the amalgamation an be just IJ I about the size of what it is going to try to be When there were the two the rascals ty ofeither one of them was sorter headed off by the jealousy of the other but as it now the people will only have Hopsoris choice that is be tween the Devil and Use deep blue sea hawk and buzzardthe frying pan and the fire It is simply a scheme to get the city printing and the city could get that done much cheaper and better than it is done by editing its own newspaper evelbodyinially stuck on the Junior Duncan whose chief fault or misfortune is that he is his daddys ownest own but I am ing to send my New Years greetings to the and wish them much oy so ord1t1arilybonest It may be that I am just jealous Oung Duncans personal pulchritude as I ambitious in that my own self but it seems to me that there is akind of pink and white peach fuzziness about the cheek of this young son of his May oral father that would better fit him for a position on the staff of a Ladies Maga zine where he could tell about womens gowns and Psyche knots el id ovine genus than where he would be called to touzle his hair and disturb his brainor the cranial environment where that organ ought to beby butting his head up against such knotty and secu tar and mundane questions as politics and religion- I have no grudge against Duncan its nor ere for that matter They live andeat and sleep and write and talk fully up to the measure of theircapacity and that is all that Talstoi or Gladstone could do and what these two journalists have from time to time done to blast me was not so much because they are any worse than any of the rest of us as because they were made cats paws by meaner men who had more sense than they and they are just what they are be cause they are built that way Baxter the author of The Saints Rest was by large odds the best man in the whole gang and they fired him because he is a heathen dont want any man about that combination whose only religion is to be honest Big Four Route BEST LINK TO AND PRO- ImICIICAGO Solid Vestibuled Trains with Buffet Parlor Cars Elegant Coaches Dining Cars Wagner Sleeping Cars magnifi cently furnished with toilet accessories in each compartmenti ST LOUIS Solid Vestibuled Trains with Buffet Parlor Cars Coaches and Dining Cars and Wagner Buffet Sleeping Cars BOSTONeThe only through Sleeping Car line from Cincinnati NEW YORK I i The Southwestern Limited Solid TttrtAllbd Trains vitlt Combinatjod Library Buffet and Smoking Cars Wag ner Sleeping Cars Elegant Coaches and Dining Cars landing passengers in New York City at 42d Street Depot Posi tively no Ferry Transfer Be sure your tickets read via Dig Four E 0 McCormick D Martin Pass Traf Mangr Genl P T Agt Cincinnati O BluetGrass EXINGTON KY Oct 4 94 Front this date any one wanting to be an Agent for the of the Blue Grass Blade must send me Cents for each copy that he wants provided he takes as many as to copies so that the money will get to me on Wednesday before the Sunday on which the paper will be money does not get to me by Wednesday I will retain it and send the papers for it the next week Each Agent thus buys his papers straight out and he can sell them at any price he wants and none will be taken CHARLES C MOORE Editor isamnttorofgroatiportancowhenyou are making your nrraugementsfor your summer that you travel over the best arid most allcot route The Cinch matt Hamilton Dayton Hallway directISte The most from all points in the South and Southeast to tho famous cummer resorts of Michigan and Canada and of the train service without cxag geratiou can be SAID That nothing wanting to tho enjoy ment of the fastidious The D have three through trains dally tween Cincinnati and via Toled- ocarryingsleeningcarsofthomostmoeiern pattern on TRAVEL The Parlor Cars are tho finest out of Cin cinnati trains making direct connection with all rail or boat at To ledo and Detroit for the summer resorts of Michigan Canada and the Lakes jw llo the service that is Placed at the disposal of travelers to In Alanapolls and Chicago Is perfection itself the II b D being the onl lino tween Cincinnati and Chicago that run TtIE Famous Pullman Vestibuled stateroom cars with every convenience for fami lies each compartment having 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cheaper than any of em See our Kids for 225 250 and 800 No7 Lucky Cook Stove 600 Also c4ll on us for Coa Hods Vases Tinware WoodonyaraandJ3 lar OurRetailLexington Foundry Company 1B 1RNS LEWIS Grain Coal Feed Georgetown Tel 74 FALLS BRANCH JELLICO COAL BEST INTHE MARKET COALBURG COAL ALL KENTUCKY COALS FURS 8000 WORTH OF Furs Furs To be closed out at once at Panic Prices We have never offered such bargains Do not miss this Opportunity to secure a hand some garment GUTHRIE WATSON182022 North Upper St Lexington Ky t 1i Mr D C Logan a Chris tian suicides in LexingtonrMr Dudley C Logan of this city the Christmas got from his breakfast table before he had finish ed his breakfast and walked out a little distance on his premises and having staid so long that it attracted the attention of his family his wife went out and found him with a ball in his brain that pistolthatHe had large life insurance 10000 of which was an accident policy that was forfeited in case of newspaperdoesmake anything by it and when these papers saw that could make more money by helping the Logans who rep resented money than they helpInewspaperstlieyiwas no reason to believe anything of the kind I was told by the Chief ol Police a reliable who understands LogansIcompetent witness but who wants that they believed it was 1nam Logan was from Dog Feuuell and- I know more about him and his antecedents than all the editors in Lexington put together and I have not the remot est doubt that it was a case of suicide- I do not believe in eulogizing people simply because they are dead have the deepest sympathy for his bereaved friends man of whom are my friends Mr intellectually and morally was a fair specimen of our fair average society He was a quiet sober man whom I dealt and I do not anybodyifar as I know in an way distinguished himself as a humanitarian- He was a member in full fellowship in the Christianchurch Under these circumstances the indications are that he has suicided under the influence of business depression It is not only the duty to talk plainly about these matters but it Is more than ordinarily my duty to do so as I make a specialty of discussing such matters recentais not only a mans right to destroy his own life but when is duty to do 60 For two years after the series of out rages against my rights that culminated in my being put in jail bythe Christian church at Paris I was on the of what would have been called insanity liad I voluntarily killed myself and I went carefully and as dispassionately a man can underthe circumstances over the whole argument for and against sui cide and now think that I would have killed myself except formy duty to my family and to friends and for the hope that I might live as I have done I in expose the injustice ofthe church and LiMfche religion of which I vas the victim r xcept for these considerations It r would have been the height of folly for me to have lived for even with these thoughts to encourage me to live life was a burden to me so deep had these I religious fanatics cut into my pride and thatiwith chloroform over myace after ing taken a dose of opium I could into everlastingrest and do that which would make the honest and good of my resent the indi that bigotsand L bydrowningbreath to do itj and I have gone with the man who purposed suicide as far down into the and shaiow of deatli as almost any man could go to come back again and I do not believe there is a man in this State who is in better shape for intelligent sympathy 1withthe than I am do not blame Mr Logan for killing him selfassuming that he did itfor no manjs going to take his own life until heThinks he is right in doing so I do think it is one instance in which a cide has made a mistake as I suppose is the case in most instances drunjown and the good of their friends would do much better if they and kill themselves bysonte more manly suicide than the hoggish manner in which they are now by drunken ness if they intend to go ahead as they are doing but I would not advise them to do it because I know that they can orm and have seen as bad cases that did reform and suicide is only war ranted as a last resort Mr Logan was invited only a few months since by a mutual to meet me at his house aud we occupied the evening discussing opinions Had Mr Logan given me a chance to talk to him after having told me in confidence that he was contem plating suicide I believe he never would have suicided There are lessons to be learned from the men die Judge Reid my bos om friend was one of the purest men I ever knew and one of the grandest in tellects except as his mental vigor was imparied the most orthodox belief in the religion of which he was a most earnest advocate and yet afntoauristolto his head and blew W F White one of the most promi recentlydiedhim but until the last moment he talk ed like a philosopher and asked that his remains should be buried in the sim anybodyshould be the man to do it and his last words were all tenderness and kindness for those around him Ingersoll has lately written an article punishesand gives as an instance whether real or suppositious I could not gather a woman who to despair by trou ble jumped off a pier into the ocean to drown herself been rescued by the police was put into jail because she hm violated the law of New York Against suicide certainlyk LI I lived for haf a day with the bullit in his brain and had he gotten well as the other man has done and that New York law had been in vogue in Kentucky it would have been proper for Rev Southgate and Commonwealths Attorn ey Bronston the two that put me in jail for blasphemy to have gotten Mr Lo gan a grand jury with his own church brother the pious Joe Wol folk as foreman and to have punished Mr Logan for an attempt to violate the law suicide If Mr Logan ought to have been punished for any crime it ought to have been for murder which is a capital crime and therefore he should have been killed for his attempted suicide and as there ought to be some sort of parity between crime and the punish ment Mr Logan should have been shot to death for attempting to kill himself by shooting York woman attemptingNeither of these would be any more absurd than the fact that the Court of Appeals is today discussing whether or not I ought again to be imprisoned be cause I said Jesus Christ had a human father just as I had Injustice of this kind will characterize preacherishis influence over them What Ingersoll said about suicide is just what would commend itself to any man of brains and common fairness just as I know what I am here saying will do but every little jack leg ofa preacher all over the country is joining in and that Ingersoll and in thingbecausewhile the facts are that Christians are blowing out their brains while infidels are dying like philosophers Ingersollblowsthe late blizzard Ingersoll is earnestly and intelligently trying to save from the naturaland baneful results of their own superstitious philosophy butthe preachers do not want him to succeed at because it would knock the profits off their business for him to do so From the Most Brains and Heart in any Sole Corporation in Ken tucky Except My Wife Versailles Ky Dec 94 Mr Charles C Moore Dear SirIn the Blade of Dec 30 I notice a letter to you front Mr H L Green editor of the Freethinkers Maga zine of Chicago would like to publish a sketch ofyour I have been a constant reader of the Freethinkers Magazine for two years and find it one of the fairest and ablest exponents of reason justice and common sense in the magazine literature of this of my appreciation of and gratitude to for the magnificent service are rendering the world throwing the light of the torch of rea son into the creed code and custom bound minds of men and women and for being yourself though steeped in heathenism uiuurul giaul and shilling example of pure living and high think I ask that I be to KetttuckyheathenShould you consent I will say that I will be unable to perform the pleasant task until after my return from the National Suffrage Convention which meets at Atlanta January 3ist as I have my hands full of work until after that time Very Jruly JOSBPIHNB K HENRY It looks like lots of honor for the amount of man meat involved but I am getting right much stuck on myself these times and as I have had my full share of cussing if anybody wants to give me any taffy I ani just exactly going myhaira photograph taken up to date and do best to look stunning in a fine splendidMrs Henry and I were girls together when I was a preacher and she was a teacher and if a rebel soldier boy had not gone for her and got her and an other girl had not gone for me and got me there is no telling how different things might have been She was one of my parishioners when I was a clergyman and you can catch some hints of my religious training of her sticking out of her yet giveherFreethinkers Magazine and I shall mail the original of the letter with directions to return it to Bro Green at Chicago that he may make arrangements for the publicationIn number of the Arena the best magazine in America Mrs Henry will have an article on the New Woman of the New South Billy Breckinridge Coming Oyer to us Heathen The CommercialGazette in talking about wheat Billy Breckinridge said in saysHe admire the heretic whom he described as one just a little in advance of his generation yet a part of it and who was probably open ing the door to a better destiny for his sounds very much like Billy wants to come over and join us heretics since they have fired him out of the Pres byterian church Under an circumstances I am in favor of receiving into our communion havingbelievedrepent and be a better man without amining him any further and then we can kick him out if he does not show that he is a true infidel by leading an DillyDreekinrirlgeour fraternity I hereby say to all the faithful that I am in favor of introduc ing iu Billys case the Methodist prob ation plan and take hilly iu only on a six months trial It is probable that Billy never has believed religion any more than I do but I am not willing to risk him un til he brings meet for repent ance and a whole lot of the fruit Have Found Some of finitiesr J lthenot know of but one man in world who agreed with uie That was old General Garrard county in this State whose wi baptized and tlieonly other infi I had met I had baptized and n into the church- I had never heard of Ingersoll all not for a long time afterward and as General Garrard was a private citizfl and an old man in a part of the State remote from me I had to fight shy batijf against the church single handed so as I was concerned When Ingersoll arose likea full orbed sun that scattered mists and darkness- I bailed him as the great apostle of the new era that he has proven to be and ft talk with him and then another talk with Henry Ward Beecher who was in judg ment just as much of an infidel as soil gave me all the assurance thatwas right in my position I have to this day But neither Ingersoll nor Beecher have ever been highest ideals of ilot fields because neither of them had rill the courage of their convictions Beech er showed that expressing himself so that while the intelligent only could thoughtthehis salary as a preacher Chubliquorbuke that immorality and he gets no no small part of pay by pandering to hyrgfoundwho are as nearly kindred spirits with me as men often get to be Taking them in order of my ac QPlowerR C Cave of St Louis Editor of the NonSectarian J D Shaw of Waco Texas Editor of the Independent Pul pit and R D Green of MagazineA and all of these is that they are trying to make ndbetterthe arguments we make against all reli gions or religious of orthodox kind we must try to make infidels better and more honest men than Charistians are Ingersoll as an iconoclast and demol- ishers is a first class success and such a man is necessary to clear out the reli gious superstitions in advance to the reo constructionistsI but I can tear down old houses faster than a half dozen good carpenters can build new ones French Revolution was all right as far as it went but it did not go far enough Its leaders tore down an im superstitionsfull of the debris of these old rat harbors the people turned out of house and home Qldhousesthey asked for the new homes that they Revolutiondid priststhatagain their old homes out of the 4ame theirfraudreligionThethe people that modern Rationalism in substitutesforsuch men as Voltaire and Ingersoll have demolished aredoingI am the only infidel editor who is atheistCavetry of the Christian church and preached that church and Flower is a son of a minister in that church Shaw is 53 years old and was for years a minis ter in the Methodist church I do not know about Greens antecedents in this particular The whole tenor of his Mag shows him a deep and earnest moralist abstractIapplicationand I am journalist The style of all of these is much er than mine They are fishing for isbiggereat the sardine I Was All Wrong About Curry In the last issue of the Blade I said that you could buy a thousand barrels whisky from Mr Curry the wolesale grocer here It seems that I either lied or was miss taken or did some of each Mr J P Shaw Cashier of the Second National Bank that Mr Curry does not eel any whisky I ought not to have said it Knowing it to be true and I ripbetterI am glad he does not sell it and think hidoesThe Chicago Times Billy Brackinridge Col Breckiuridge aims too high lIe seems to think that he may gather telligent audiences that will be interest ed in hearing from one of his career and notoriety Instead of arranging for ap oughttoing himself before the public with dime museum managers who can give him a place side by side with the contortionist the skeleton man and at a safer dis tance the fat woman Col Breckinridge does not seem to understand the difference between rep utation and notoriety between fame and infamy Are We to Have a Prohibition Daily in Lexington IThe PressTranscript of this city monly supposed to be true blue Demo gettiugthat indicates that that Democratic gan has been reading the Blue Grass Blade too much What the devil are saloons made for if they are not made to get drunk in Does the lT want a fellow to go and stand out in the middle of the street to get drunk iu the middle of the winter t JJ1A Lharles C Is a Prohibi Blade Major aw partner Col e who attacked one attorneys in the court house wine the celebrated breach of promise case was on trial Today Editor Moore printed an article in which he said he would like to have Miss Pollard addingthatDillyBreckinridgeButterworth and Charlie Stoll and little Johnnie Shelby all put together and she cleaned out the whole gangand did not lieonce like all of younglawyerarticle to him and asked him his reasons for publishing it After some words cane over Moores head though the editor wasnt hurt much Then he pulled Moores whiskers Moore seized Shelbys arms and the powerlessAfterhim loose 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pay me or to inform me that they did not want the paper This explanation stood all the in my paper I sent the bills to them after they had taken my paper one year or two years there were not more than five cent of them that paid anyat- tention to me In some instances infidels played this game on me but as far as I am able to find out the men who oftenest did it were devout Christians and there are Lexingtonfit will pay to do so I have found out some surprising things about men You may go around this town and pick out five Christian i men of fair average standing and four out of the five will beat me out of a dol lar when they think they have a clear chance to do so and they will think they have done Gods service in doing so because I am an infidel just as the whole Christian world for centuries have rob bed the Jews as a way of punishing their infidelityIn to discharge my obligations to those who me in advance I have cut off from my subscription list every fellow who is not paid in advance and I dont intend to credit anybody and I am going to mark every mart off my list as soon as he fails to pay in advance for my paper- I have had lots of fellows to brag on me and say I was a the smartest man in the UnitedStates and that I was the only editor that was built my way and that they just could not get along without the Blue Grass Blade and it was all mighty fellowsmighty nice as long as the other were catching hell but when their time came to take their own little medicine like little men they did not want to do it and hundreds of these got even with me by beating me out of what they owed me for my paper But from on the man who gets this paper without paying for it is come to it If you get it straight from me and not from an agent who buys his Blades each week and sells them to you you will find printed after your address the time to which you are paid and if you think that is not marked right you must tell me in the beginning and not wait until your subscription is about out and then complain that you have not been properly credited My terms art 2oo a year for rich people and Ioqa year for poor people as you will sec at the top of the first page in big letters and you must be your own judge as to whether are or poor and if you specially notify me when you send your money that you take advantage of the poor mans rates you will get the paper for one year for 100 If you do not thus noti fy me you will be charged at the 2oc rate and I wont it afterward If I make any mistake I will be glad to rectify it If you want to help me and wantto take my I shall appreciate it but I am not going to beg anybody to take it or beg anybody to help me I want to feel free to say what I think ought to be said and I do not want to be handicapped or in any way embar rassed by feeling that I have resorted to any means to induce any man to read my paper who does not like its tone I and any man reads itI want to feel that he is doing so because he wants to hear sayAhave explained to me how I ought to edit this sheet I shall continue to edit it according to my own notions PROF ALBERTI An Infidel Gets Drunk in a Christian Saloon to Cele brate Christmas Prof Charles M Alberti principal of one of the Lexington city public schools in a card in the PressTranscript apologizes to Mayqr Duncan and to vens the latter being connected with the public schools for things that he said about them and says that he made the statements while he was intoxicat edthe same thing that is called drunk when to in the humbler walks oflifejProf Alberti is an infidel and thusi handicaps with an additional burden to carrytIt does not amount to anything that Kruse and Gilman the sa loon keepers where Prof Alberti got hisI whisky are Christians to the best of myi knowledge and belief and that Christians established these saloons and are using the gotten from them toI conduct the public schools and that the drunkenness of Prof Alberti was during the Christmas holidays a time set apart by Christians drunk to celebrate the birthday of their God who was born in the middle of summer these Christians have so much the advantage in numbers of the infidels that all the opprobrium and disgrace of the Pro fessors will be used against admission of Prof Alberti the Christian men of this town who have charge of this matter have decided to rettarn Prof Alberti in his position in the public schools n I hereby enter my protest against retaining Prof Alberti in this or in any connection with the public schools of this city He has been my personal friend and a good patron of my paper but as one having property interests in this city one of the greatest attractions of which is its public schools and as a friend to good morals I want it understood that if Prof Alberti is retained in his in the city schools then the Christian people of this town who have the power m hands must be responsible for it and not the school to which I belong jjj p tj= r I insist that not onlysho in these schools personally the use of but he sho man who so appreciated the evil oTf liquor business special warn the students under his care agains the use out I would make it a great ground of jection to any man as a teacher in any that he used tobacco- I believe that all religion is superstition and ignorance or and I am posed to it because I believe that all of these make men immoral and unhappy and I believe that drunkenness is the cause of much the largest part of the crime in the country is nothing in infidelity the intelligence- and independence of character that are necessary to an infidel that will keep infidels from getting drunk just like Christians then Ido not see enough good in infidelity to warrant me making the sacrifices that I have done in defence of infidelity The Shelby ShanklinMoore- Hyphenation and What the People and the Press Say About it I have received many expressions of sympathy oral and written from men and women about the Shelby matter It has been published generally over the United States and I republish in this issue a sample of the utterances from the New York World The trend of these comments is that I published something reflecting upon the competency and integrity with which the Breckinridge side of the Pol lardBreckinridge case had been man aged using the name of Shelby in that connection and that Shelby came with his friend Shanklin to see me about it that I was inclined to be conciliatory while Shelby was not to be con ciliated that he broke a small cane over my phenomenally heavy suit of hair without hunting me and then pulled my beard and that I then caught him and held him like a child to keep him from doing further damage until the excited little lawyer cooled down lone of them it and that I was an infidel and Prohibitionist and more than ordinarily forbearing and had in this spirit refrained from hurting Mr Shelby I being a strong man and he ing a small one and that Mr Shelby left my office apparently ashamed of his performance making in the whole quite a correct report of it The accounts nearly all mention the fact that Shelby is the man who struck the attorney in the PollardBreckinridgi case in Washington and seem to think that Shelbys assault upon me was of piece with that in Washington So far as I can now see the episode will not only damage Shelby but Breck inridge and me Whatever the details may be the great world will only see that Shelby was de fending Breckinridge and that I was trying to a poor broken hearted woman admitting as does that she had done wrong but contending for the single standard of sexual virtue What the world thinks about Breckin ridge is shown by the fact that at Charleston South Carolina Breckin ridge had an audience of only forty ple one being a woman Breckinridge deserved a great deal of punishment and yet I am sorry for him and hope that some day and some way his clouds will roll by and that his tinguished genius may yet do good for his country though I say now as I al have done that apart from his gift of oratorywhich is never anything more than a kind of gym nastics Breckinridge is in no sense a great man Mr Shelby is one of the last men in Kentucky that ought to fight not only because he is not physically built that way but because he is intellectually built so as to defend himself in a more civilized way Even while I was the subject of his lampooning I could but feel some coun pride when I saw how he got his adjectives together tovillif me as comparedwith the unworkmanlike man ner in Owens did the same common rough uneducated and unrefined backwoods boor could have done much better what Mr Shelby did on the beak and claw plan or viet armis as they called it in Mr Shelbys profession But Mr Shelby belongs to one of the finest families of the State and instead of adding to the bad reputation of Kentucky now so bad that a Cincinnati Judge will not extradite a criminal here because of the murderous reputation of our people Mr Shelby should act so as to redeem as far as pos sible our reputation If I had told a mean and scandalous- lie about him he is enough of a scholar nd reasoner to know that there is no logical connection between what I saidI and what he did There is nothing ev idential and demonstrative about a blow in a question of veracity There no newspaper in the world hat can make me want to fight because it said I lied If the fellow proves that I have lied he hada right to say and the more I stir t up the more I advertise it But if I have a for being a truthful nan an unsupported charge of that ind so far from me actually helps me Mr Shelbys caste and family standing ire such as warrant him in treating with silent contempt any unjust charge that might be brought against mini I suppose that what I saidrecently about him was not so much the head and front of the offending as the straw that broke the camels back I have more than once alluded to the lack of legal acumen that was used in the management of Breckinridges side 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