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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1 k 4- t h i P v via i BLUE GRA88 BLADEdTHE ONLY PROHIBITION PAPER PUBLIHED BY A HEATHEN ft Keep off the Grass t TERMS 100 PER YEAR IVol V No T LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY AUG 4 1895Guaranteed Weekly Circulation Varying between 2 and 300000 t AUTHOR OF THE RATIONAL VIEW A book ol 5x7 neatly bound and plainly printed Price soc Postage Prepaid It a modern Ra view of Theology THE BLADE ADVERTISING RATES d g d rq a e Oa Atl u tl tl t 8 8 S 8 8 2o i3lMonha S8888SS8wtl Niw ii Three Months 8 S S 8 8 8 8 8 8 Insertions = = t S S n s l s n tI 8 TwoMonthal tl 8fit 8 lOneMolthl 338883808p a tl nm a ThreeIn88888888 Ineertlona I8n8gn18 Insek88w 8 pm- w Entered at Post Office at Lexington Ky as second class matter TERMS OF THE BLADE To Subscribers Agents and Clubs The BIUE BIADE is published weekly It is dated Sunday simply to worry the it really the Thursday preceding its date The price of the Blade is iuo a year 50 cents for six months 25 cents for three months paidforeach subscriber and this will be the only receipt All subscriptions will be discontinued on the last day of the months to which- I they are paid the month in which a sub scription less than a year is paid being counted as a full month so that it is yearjany time in January 1895 will pay for the Blade to January 3tst 1896 50 cents paid any time in January will pay tojune JanuarywillNo subscriptions of less than 25 cents will be received The month and year but not the day of the month will be printed address As Agents or for Clubs person can get the for anytime short or long without notifying me as as to the length of time by sending me cents a copy provided he takes as many as 10 copies and sends me the so as to get to me on the Tuesday before the paper is issued In all cases where the money sent by byWednesdaythe second issue after that Any number of sample copies not to exceed will probably be furnished to anyone for them on the con dition that he will promise to distribute them to my advantage as faras he easily can dp so and I will regard it as a kind ness persons will so distribute them but any certain dates of back numbers ordered will costs cents each for as many as 5 papers and 3 cents each for all over 5 papers the money to be paid in advance and moneywill be returned for all papers that I can not supply l 229Is the number of persons who up to this date have agreed to pay me 8100 each for my book Behind the Bars written while I was in jail in Paris nnd which will be printed in nice style as soon as persons promise to take it tf COLLINSWILLIAMS DEBATE Midway Ky July 3095 John Augustus Williams Esq wish to say to you before proceeding with my reply that you have never yet explained satisfactorily the geographical chronological and statis tical discrepancies in the Gospels Mat thew speaks of Judea as if it were on both the Jordan when the map of Palestine in the time of Christ tails to locate it thus and when both Mr Moore aud myself fail to find part XXI in An of the Jews to whichJou re ferred in order to prove had a greater breadth than from Joppa to Jordan Another argument of yours was that Matthew dill not say that Jesus journeyed into Judea beyond the Jordan You remark Matthew says simply that Jesus journeying from Capernaum to rusalem to attend the annual feast there came into the transjordanic borders of Judea by the farther side of the Jordan instead of the central route through Sa maria My rejoinder was that Matthew did not say that in my Bible hoping that would then explain To this you did not reply at all Luke tells us that Cyrenius wa governor in the time of Christ You refer me to the testimony of Christian writers to prove that such was really the case In return I cited Josephus as authority who places the election of Cyrenius to the governorship of Cyria after the ban ishment of ArchelaiiK was in D In replying you make no effort to confute the important testimony of Josephus You silently let the subject drop You also remember my reference to Matthew saying that Jesus and his par cuts were to go to Judea because it was Herods kingdom and a sou of was reigning there and v iiTimr1 dwell in Galilee where it is to be Itier iJbtttArjssalvt- My comment was that I had often won dered why they were any the less fearfnl of going to Galilee because Galilee as well as Judea was Herods kingdom and a son of his was reigning there also in his fathers place This argument you entirely overlooked Next Annas and Caiphus being high priests the word of God came unto John etc In reply to my comment you say that I very much mistake the condition of the priesthood in the time of Christ if I think that the office of high was held by only one person relyingthat T made I know that such was the case all through the Mosaic dispensa peoplehadson to believe that there was any change made in the time of Christ youdirectedpart XVII chapter 4 and reading up to chapter in part XVIII I am very much obliged to you indeed for mak ing that reference for I find that Annas was high priest some little time before Ciliphas was elected to that office It seems that the office of high priest in the time of the writers was more at the m magisterial caprice than of popular hprl e Annas who was de privedof his office by Valerius Gratus was by Ishmael the son of Phati after which Eleazar the son of Annas was ordained After Eleazar had held it a year it was given to Sucion the son of Camithus who was succeed ed after another year by Joseph Cai phas We see that three people inter vened between Annas and Caiphas and there is not the slightest reason to ieve that Annas and Caiphas held the office at the same time or that one was acting as Sagan or Vicar in conjunction with the other In fact dence goes very much to disprove it We are told in the fourth chapter of Antiquity part XVII of Caiphas ing deposed Vitellius and if Annas was holding the office with him and at the same time it is a peculiar incident that his name s not mentioned here in conjunction with Caiphas and that Jon athan was appointed to office as if An nas had nothing whatever to do with itWe are driven to the inference that the gospel writer made a little blunder that is excusable in one who claimed to inspiredI the following from John VII Search and look for out of Galilee arises no prophet You seem partly to agree with me in the errors I point out here but you say that John is not responsible for those words but a captious Jew You did not tell what reason you have captiouswhy it should be such more than a gospelsIfare we to distinguish between the false and the true between the genuine and the worthless After making this admission you then go ahead to explain this passage away m a somewhat different fashion by ing that the words quoted above had nothing to do with prophets of the past but relateVto the future alone Without menuiiig any disrespect to your age and superior there is not the foundation for the apology you have made for it Why should we blink the truth I am will ing to leave it to any impartial person to decide It is evident that passage concerning prophets refers to past and future and to the past in particular do not believe I was wrong in that the gospel writer was not as careful as he might have been for Galilee had given birth to at least two of the most distinguished Jewish prophets They brought the ass a colt and put on them their clothes and set him thereon You have not so far explained in a satisfactory manner how Jesus could have ridden into Jerusalem on an ass mid a colt This strikes me as being rather a curious little episode I have often seen two people riding on one horse but I never before heard of one person riding on two horses All Ican say is that I hope the Nazarene enjoyed his ride Another thing that I never stated be fore is that the inspired author here leaves us with the impression that the disciples dressed the ass and colt up in their clothesa thing that is not done in these lays With some show of reas on you might have apologized for the apparent error in this case by saying that was a zeugma and that the pro noun them referred to disciples who accompanied Jesus There is nuth ing whatever in rhetoric though to sus tain you in the explanation you give of that wonderful is it a figure common in all literature nor can it be explained away by saying that it is closely allied to zeugma and that the pronoun them refers to the word garments The interpretation you give only makes the meaning more obscure than ever before sayingthatan instance of bad grammar It is equal ly as faulty as one I remember seeing in Reed Kellogg grammar A man was digging a well a nose Had the words of Matthew concerning the ass and the colt been found in any other book than the Bible they might have appeared in some little grammar under Errors to be correctedand some people are inclined to think that nearly the whole Bible might reasonably appear under such heading instead of under Holy Bible But we must re member that God inspired that book and we dare not question author ItyAnd since we have found it to be a fact that inaccuracies of language and discre S of statements in the itJHcoilJyviiStfe the more conclusively that the religion of Christ is true I will say nothing more of this for the present but will pass on to another part of your to me that you occupied a great deal of time and a great deal ofI the queens English in answering what you choose to call my main objection to Christianity namely that the Bible has wrought more misery and done more harm than all other books in the world combined Although you yourself ad mit that there is a qualified sense in which this argument is you then go on to say that jesus forestalled my argument by his own admission that he came to bring a sword You also refer me to an infidel writer in order to prove the superior morals of the Nazareneand then you say you will leave myself and Mr Moore to adiust the difference ofI opinion that exists between us Yes there is indeed quite an import ant sense in which this stock argument of the infidel is true So pitifully do you lament the fate of the saintly Chris tians who kissed the hand that gave them their death blow Listen to what Gibbonthe ever impartial Gibbon There is a melancholy truthwhich obtrudes itself on the reluctant mind that even admitting all that his tory has recorded or Devotion has feign ed on the subject of martyrdom it must still be remembered that the Christians in the course of their intestine dissen sions have inflicted far greater seven ties on each other than they have ever received from the zeal of unbelievers Decline and Fall of Rome chap The vilification that was poured out on Luther by his Catholic opponents was exceedingly mild in gentle in spirit when compared with the brutal deuunciations by that same Luther of Copernicus and a score of other great whom the infi dels may justly be Whenever I think of the many centuries that Liber ty lay wounded and bleeding and lying prostrate at the feet of the church of the brutal assassination of pagan Hypa- tia by Christian prelates ofthemanifold engenderedings and tragic death ofVamnl and the merciless tortures to which he was subjected by believers in the blessed gospel of being a prisoner in the In quisition when he was old and very much enfeebled in health ot the burn ing of Servetus by the founder of the Presbyterian church of the 1I01 Wars and the dungeons of the Inquisition of the bloody persecutions that were di rected without cause against the Moors of Spain the Vaudois Albigenses Will denses Huguenots of France of the Puritans and their barbarous laws I can only say that rather than come to destroy peace and bring a sword it would have been far better for all humanity had the founder of our religion remain ed He who teaches any other doctrine than this I preach unto you let him be accursed And his followers have doue as he bade them do Paul did not know that one school house on the hill is more ennobling to the human mind than a thousand grand cathedrals that one teacher is worth more than a thousand preachers and that the grand est piece of mechanism in all the world is the brain of a thinker The pagans never antagonized learn inIt is a fact never to be forgotten Renan in his history of the Origin of Christianity that in the Roman Empire liberty of thought was absolute From Nero to Constan tine no thinker or savant was ever troubled in his researches All sects that tolerated other sects were allowed EmpireWhaleconstantly persecuted was their intoler an y spirit of exclusion Their attitude was disdainful when it was uqu provdking Theyhad till mania df upon them Par from makfng cofiifnon cause with the good citizens and helping to defend Fatherland theytriumphed in its misfortunes However it is useless for me to pur sue this point any farther You are quainted with these things as well as myself It is scarcely just to condone in the Christian religion crimes that in religionnot apologize for it by pointing to the youhavetaught the golden rule the most excel lent moral precept ever known to manity five hundred years before the of Christ Christ made mistakes just like the rest of us do Judging from the char arter depicted in the gospels he was no doubt very sweet and in there is nothing whatever to indicate that he was infallible andwith the additional experience of the nine teenth century we can have grander thoughts and do grander deeds than he ever dreamed of Mr Moore admires him as he has the peefcct right to do but it is not incumbent on me to agree with him so why need we adjust the difference of opinion that exists be tween us I think though that Mr Moores views of the historical Jesus have undergone a little modification And so far as the influence of Christ is concerned I think I remember his saying in his lecture before the press men last winter that future generations greaterbenefactormy memory is in fault here although I hav qono Blade of that date to verify my statement beyond a doubt have indeed Mr Williams pro posea neat little scheme for getting into people but unfortunately there is nothing new about the idea Tom Sawyers logic which you think perverse beenusedrial and I think it is not at all unlikely that some parents resort to the same respectablechildren and whenever I see a little boy of tender years whose heart ought to be poundiugastones just for the pleasure of seeing its sensitive little limbs quiver with pain I have often thought that a little less re li ion and a little more sympathy taught hIm for sentient creatures would be bet ter for the boy It is not difficult to count for such cruelty His parents have pounded him with religion and in re turn he pounds the poor little sparrow with the stone I tell you what is at the bottom of it all i friend remark religionated by blood we are a bloody race But to proceed to the subject of the Hindu Chrishua about I have very little to say The spelling of Chrish nas name rests on the high authority of Sir Wm Jones also that the word Chrishna means the sun and it is very useless indeed for any of us to contradict it You yourself have admitted the striking similarity between the myths connected with these two and you say that from these facts infidels have arguedwith some show of reason that the writers of the Gospels have only reproduced in their life of Jesus some of the legends of the Hindus But then we read that after all infidels are wrong and that orthodox antiquarians who have gone into the and fixed things up to suit themselves have you say demonstrated that the legend of Chrishna in its complete mythological form was unheard ofUn- til after the introduction of Christianity and until after the Christian missionar ies had gone out into all parts of the world It is very unfortunate for such demonstrations Godfrey Higgins a great Orientalist and a learned ann sincere Christian in his excellent work on the Celtic Druids that the statue of this god is to be found in the oldest caves and temples throughout all India e It has been moreover satisfac torily proved on the authority of a pas sage in Adrian that the worship of Chrishna was practiced in the time of Alexander the Great 330 years before Christ at what still remains one of the most celebrated temples of India the temple of Mathura on the Jumna the Matura Deorum of Ptolemy The Rev authorityisprincipal pagodas of India namely those of Benares and Mathura are in the form of crosses Placing the story of Chrishna at a later date than the story of Christ has already been denounced by honest investigators as wretched ChristianityTrying no good as it is not on a parallel with humanitys grandest thought and leader of the great movements Arabian genius lifted once above the ChristianitybutAmerica sank also into an intellectual torper from which the infidels of the past few centuries have been rescuing them step by step Right here I wish to say something about Mohammedanism to which we owe a debt of gratitude Not to the Mohammedan religion but to the Arabs those propagators of learning AlgebraWeligion or what they themselves were at the time their prophet was living timeinfidelshackles of Mohammedan superstition religionstimrlv and in the early stages of its ioant the Arabs opposed learning with a fmiaUcism orn hntred and revenge But alter had been stirred the first few centuries of its growth by war and intrigue and making conquests mentionhere literatureidrose among them distinguished teach ers jf astronomy philology alchemy medicine and many men of letters ter they had settled in their new domin ion they laid the foundation of all the great sciences of modern times made great improvements in Geometry and Trigonometry the size of the earth and determined its and introduced great improvements In agri culture and manufactures See Drapers ReligionWithin a quarter of a centuryafter the death of Mohammed mail become a settled principlemid all who were desirous of were admitted to the court of Almansor mightbeselves men of letters and under their protection schools for the education of Philosophers were established the bic language was sedulously cultivated powerAllwere men of the greatest erudition Al maimon we are told had the greatest advantages in the way of obtaining both havingbeened of Greek and Persian scholars Al raschind the successor of Almansor was such a great admirer and patron of genius that he disliked to travel with out being accompanied by a hundred scholars of the first rank It was this great sovereign who issued an edict that no mosque should be built without a school attached to it and confided the superintendence of his schools to the historian Masne See Drapers Intellectual Development chapter XIII What a contrast Mottamiuudan amlil tion presents to the Christian hatred of byDrapererous were established univer sition founded in all of the great cities copiedid and rapid conquests of Mohammedanism this great historian From its most glorious seats Christtanitywas forever expelled from Palestine the recollectionsjfromes from Egypt whence issued the great tiomCarthagerope progressto the sword alone but to the consciences of men to the intolerance of and dis satisfaction existing among the Chris tian proselytes of and Africa The wrangling and hatred of the different sects the struggle for supremacy be tween the Christian dignitaries of the three great cities their resorting to the sword as a means of settling the theological disputations all this created a general among the ad herents of the Christian religion What an example when ecclesiastical dignitaries were concerned in assassin blindingsriotsarch and primates were excommunicat ing and anathematizing one another in their rivalry for earthly power bribing eunuchs with courtesans and royal families with concessions of Epis copal love and influencing the decisions of councils asserted to speak with the voice of God in their packed assem blies Amonthe terrors and riot carried armies and great theologicallectual liberty or the outraged rights of man See Draper Although this is not within the scope of our discussion it is a pleasure to speak of it for so blind are we to the great things that have been accomplished by those who did not accept our own religious faith The Mohammedan con quests it seems to me form a most im portant part of religious history and I often wonder if Providence was asleep when Christian trophies were de molished and Christian victories so ruth lessly trampled beneath the feet of Arab ian soldiers No wonder that by the time of Mo hammeds death the religion he had founded was growing stupendous and stretching beyond the bounds of Arabia Proudly above the hideous clamor that disturbed the Eutychians historians and Arabians resounded the victorious tread of Saracen armies while free from the heat of trinitarian controversy rang out the stupendous battle cry There is but one God and Mohammed is his is an improvement on Christianity in that teaches the existence of only one God Scientific terialism is an improvement on Mohammedanism in that it teaches the exist ence of none at all You say that you shall wait until Chrishna shall come todestroytiently await the coming of Christ Sincerely your friend MAY L COMINS f Finest Shoes Latest Stylesr Lowest Pricesti f- i i t New Era Shoe Co j OPP PHOENIX HOTEL t I STOPPER OF HIGH PRICES f We are putting the stopper on highiprices for Drugs at our Store Going to bottle them as it were and forkeeps we hope Now is the time for you to buy per fumes soaps puff boxes tooth brushes aponges chamortes and numerous things sold by druggists lower ever bought them otherfWe are not to be undersold the fcfalter drugs Aid these purest to be had in the market In the matter of prescriptions well it is proAverbial that we are the careful WILSON DRUG COrCor Main and Upper DR CALDWELL Treats Diseases of Skin UloofS and Nervous System His Electrical Massage and Bath Institute East Main Street Lexington Ky li Miss CrawforUarondn Mr Welts and ted Masseurs late of Battle Creek tanltar Wm Following treatment and Baths are given r Electrical plain or medicated Mercurlaltulphurlc Hot Air and Mineral Baths Perfumed Baths for Ladles Massage r Sweedlsh Movement Sea Bath Salt Glow tAlcohol Rub etc etc Separate Apartments tor Ladles ana Gentleman LOGANy ir HIGGINi b Q SELL t HardwareGuns BroomsBucketsof Cutlery Locks Hinges and Tools Fence Wire and Nails at No 3 E Main St Lexington file UP TO OATS Feed and Commission Stable t Board per month to suit the tamesi Good Service guaranteed L J lax East Short Street fr WR CROMWELLManager I jj JJ iR f J TWO EDITORS t K Of The Independent Pul pit Climb My Spinal Column Last month in an emergency I t acted aseditorof The Pulpit Hay ing opened with a most apology for so doing having begged that the critics would spare m I hoped and believed that the Ithoughts I there expressed would be allowed to pass quietly out o thought and memory of their readers unhonored unwept and unsung But I was doomed to disappointment My simple views perhaps it was the way I expresso them have stirred the wrath of the mighty Achilles of Kentucky Prohibitionists Mr C C Moore of tl Blue Grass Blade who however unlike the Greek judging from th way ho kicks is strong of heel an- r light of head Ho honors me wit trncriticism which though no wholly in language bes 11 fitted for a cool and candid discus r sion between gentlemen though weighted down with logic an sense destitute of that essential true citicism consistency rich in I the conceit and vanities of the au thor is interesting as an example t of fanatical intolerance spiteful big otry vain conceit and impudent contumely disguised as Freer thoughtMr is rather an oldman so I understand hence it is it some hesitation that I say anything personal in a controversy with him but when he attacks the editor o the Pulpit with an articlo as per sonal as bitter and uncalled for a that which appeared in his penIIclaim and the right to that rover ordinaritmature experienced years He opens with the following paragraph- I want to say to you infidel ed itors who chip in with the gospel liquortramc infidejsti the infidel literature business This is characteristic of its au- f thor The expression flI want to t sayis an index of the character of the man that wrote it It lays bare r fallthe egotism of one who believes tthat the world is waiting with bated breath extended ears andstart r sayInabout to address himself to the In- fidelt editors who chip in with the 4 gospel stingers From what fol lows I presume he classes the edi- torr or in this instance it should have been the temporary editor o f chiip f lf excepthrought sideration I decline the classifica artt i tion t tjI liquort1tS fasa great and growing evil if he finterprets my utterances as any he shows either as t thorough ignorance of the meaning of good English as would a Hindu babe or as thorough knowledge of the art of equivocating as was pos sessed by Mercury himself I simply expressed my views on the sub ject of prohibition This Ar Moore will have to concede I had at least the right to do As for convinc f ing him that the trend of infidel A literature is either this way or that FSi it is but an other evidence of his own ownness and self importance as no fromjtwhen I penned the lines which have so unexpectedly turned his J temper and aroused his wrath In theji1 t startrit on edged blade from his lair that he might wield his Sword in awful outemy a i natural wish to sell it as dearly as I possible articleWf interpretationsfitedge tempting baits for a prolonged discussion but that is neither here f t nor there I care no more about itlconvincing him of the fallacy or prohibitionconvincing him as to what the I not trend of infidel literature is or is If he were capable of seeing be t yond his own conclusions if he t were liberal enough to allow others to have any conclusions if he could f tr discuss with a gentleman as a gen inw tleman if he could be made to un derstand that others are as capable 1r 4 of honestly talking and conscientiously holding a position on any subject prohibition includedas himself if he were not so ready to call those who in obedience to hon est convictions differ with him liars hypocrites etc in fact if he could restrain his temper The Pul nit might without danger of tarn ishing and embittering its pure pages with the spleen which is eject spreadeions invite him to a candid discus hies heart of which he holds himself mentionedfas o battle even as the cherubims of yore waved their flaming swords in defense of Eden gainsdt preachers in one respect They majorityeajul that therefore they dont hav theyh cdters dont care a damn whether or theyfpleases the unwashed hoodlum masses It is exactly the kind o talk that Mr Moore bangs liberallyand expressions common to the hoodlum plenty of the damns withhcharacters common to hoodlum unrestrainfI might say stinging overflow of passionsrice and intolerance For such does the hoodlum and the tough long Most ably whether intentionally or not does Mr Moore satisfy that is what my critic seems to regardas the most offensive portion of my article Education we may need but i is an education that will lead to temperancer e can not legislate morals We cannot make men themrthem the superiority of morality over vice We can distinguish for them good and evil showing the superiority of one over the other We can point out the benefits of temperance and show them how to avoid excesses and thus aid them in making themselves moral good and temperate this being the only method by which these results are satisfactorily and permanently ob tained To prohibit is to create an appetite for an itch for that prohi bited To say thou shalt not is to provoke theII will Morals may be evoked by persuation and argument but by force never After quoting this Mr Moore asks If this is a sample of the talk we are to get from a free thinker what are we to expect from the slave thinker This is a queer question It is answered by the very article of which is is a compotent part We might search long and diligently through all the bulls and encycli cals issued by Catholicism since the day of its inception we might examine all the literature of Protestantism from the days of Luther down to the indictment which is suing from religious intolerance and spite placed Mr Moore behind the bars ot a Kentucky jail and we could not find a better example or a better production of a minden slaved to prejudiced than his own and this an article the production of itThe very same Protestant gospel slingers that at the next election will walk up and vote arm in arm with the Catholic gin slinger is just rascal and liar and hypocrite enough to use this editorial from this infidel magazine to show that infidels are friends to the liquor business says Mr Moore As to how the gospel slingers may vote in Kentucky I know little and care less but this 1 do know that the man who twists this editorial from this infidel editor into anything similar to an apology for the liquor traffic or into anything tending to draw Infidelity into sympathy with the liquor bus iness is reverse his own battery as big and bold a rascal and liar and hypocrite as ever penned a line or uttered a thought Mr Moore closes his tirade with the following paragraph I have broken the orthodox crust on the heart and brain of a good many men and more women by showing them that I was against the liquor traffic when the church- is for it and I am going to stand by those people I dont know exactly what he means by the orthodox crust If however he means as it is usually understood a crust of prejudice and narrowmindedness then he broke it simply because his own crust was the harder of the two Ho pays he will stand by them Ifll will just stand over them or lot theln stand under in such manner that they and their broken crusts may have the protection of his own im pregnable shell they will be safe doubt it not for a tougher more blatant personification of intoler ance than this same Charles C Moore heathen is not to be found on this or the other side of the chajr of the Roman Pontiff What I have said has not been said in a spirit of revenge but as In effort at selfdefense Could all the readers of The Pulpit read the article that provoked it with that knowledge of the spir it there diffused gained by regular ly scanning the Blade this apology to them would bo accepted without a murmur I do not object to crit cisrn when it is made inn manrfcr critiecised upon the other hand I would appreciate it But abuse is not criticism and is not a acceptedas such IXTOIEKENT INFIDEL In extenuation of our sons fiery criticism of MrC C Moore of the oughtfa polemic character Last month he had charge of the editorial department of The Pulpit and therefore wrote the article on prohibi tion in a criticism of which Mr Moore filled more than two columns of his paper with a lot of silly bluster and empty bravado that we would not consider worth noticing were ho not an infidel in whom we feel considerable inter est The boy very naturally feels that inasmuch as he wrote the offending article we should allow him space for a reply of his own and after all we think it well enough to do so since Mr Moore is an admirable subject for a new beginner to prac tice upon directedthaving noticed that we were sick last month and that another was in charge all of which was explained over our sons signature but we make no objection to this since we are perfectly willing to assume all responsibility for the article referred to and now it is in order porhsSps for us too to take a hand in the fraySeveral months ago Mr Moore wrote us proposing an exchange of advertisements to which we agreed and the exchange was made Now he flies into a passion and threatens to break up this friendly exchange because we are not prohibitionists This shows him to be as intolercnt and narrow mindjd as an orthodox preacher In trying to convert us to prohibition he resorts to the same methods used by the Christians in trying to convert infi dels He prides himself on being Infidel yet he is as intolerent as a Christian In regular Christian prohibition style he tries to create the impression that we are immoral because we oppose prohibition and that he is too moral to advertise so immoral a journal as The Indepen dent Pulpit Were ii not for what we are about to relate one might give Mr Moore credit for being at least an honest and candid fanatic unwilling to advertise a journal that he believed to be immoral but what are we to thinkof his fine talk about moral ity when the facfis known that he understood the position of the Pul pit on the prohibition question as well when he proposed an exchange of advertisements as he does now This the files of his own paper during last year will show we have twice discussed the matter If in so short a time he had forgotten this thin he is an imbecile and it dont make any difference what he says But if as the above facts go to show he proposed that exchange knowing our position on the prohi bition question ho js only a hypocrite and all his loud talk about honestyand moralb is cant and humbug and ho can now take whichever horn of this dilemma he prefers We dont care a fig as to whether he publishes our advertisement or not He can do just as he likes about it We have just as poor an opinion of his views on prohibition as he can possibly have of ours but we are liberal enough to tolerate his right to them and we do not wish to punish him for exercising his right He acknowledges that his advertisement in The Pulpit brings him subscribers and we will riot be the first to break up the exchange though in view of his whimsical disposition and the intolerant big otry that so frequently characterizes his writings which comprises most of what the Blade contains wo will have to change the wording of his advertisement in strict accord with the truth which we understand The Lexington Business College A State 4cillfncct Official iilomrninit the crnnr the lommollwenltlJ the Preslden lho Slate and the Secretary and SafelyVaultItECOUICNnED Ill army ofucceesfu- tudenU sollrle hundred ftthottnndsnf dollar per annum prolelonnlpracticalbualneuplanliATKVTthe lint Premium and Ilronrc and Diplomas etc at the International Mid Winter Kxpoaltlon awarded the system ItonlcUrrDlni this Mend or ttaIne Department years experlenceabook keeperandexpert accountant IIII9IIKNT AlVAItn nv WORLIVM Sytentthe highest Kmlorarmrnt In the World to the our Shorthand Department an ex court the authors this system orourItallwnyNightOperatorbyOperMorscompanleTheoperating a complete Hallway System for the purpose fitting graduates to direct to goal nrartirnl operators alldePMtmentlludneeCorrespondenceArithmetic and Spelli- ngIMSITIOXSOur Guarantee IMan sent Write for it Writelorour as represented or money funded ELEGANT NEW IUILDINOo- wned erected and furnished by us to meet the requirements system Instruc tion Furnace heat EleefrteLighlt Water perfect ventilation The largest and most per BufidingInlheNnnthDEWAitE8omeeollegen responsibility rests upon their ilhm ten you that they will give the or a more thorough counehIn time or for less It takes to complete a with Beware eueh claim ther are false Illustrated Catalogue free OAIUOUN Ky The Lexington Business College The above is a picture of the Lexing ton Business College It is an elegant new building in solid heavy stone is beautifully finished inside and out and to the best of knowledge and belief has every convenience comfort elegance and educational advantage that is offered by any institution of the kind in Ameri ca The mana ers are gentlemen and vadmirablyfitted I have an arrangement by which as an agent for this College I can give a dent admission to any one or to all of the Colleges departments on better terms than the President or any Pro fessor or manager of the institution will do and I want any party who wants to attend this College first to ask of these parties if what I say about this is true They have arranged with me to give me a percentage of what Iget by getting students for them to pay me for advertising for them and they give me this advertisement because my paper goes all over the United States and to Canada and a few of them to foreign climes as but very few other newspapers do If you want to know about the College write to me or call and see me at my office and I will send you any of the cir culars of the institution and give you any information and give you cut rates in prices Yours fraternally CHARLES MOORE A S Bowman CoSUCCESSORS TO STEDMAN BOWMAN LEXINGTONS Iii RBL ESTATE RROKERS BUY AND SELL REAL and Personal Property of Every Description oarList Contains the Choicest or Blue Grass FARMSHandsome City Property Beautiful Building Lots aabrUty LocatedBusiness Houses Small Homes and Cottages l W Ea Re I Spotswood Son I MANUFACTURES OF j Sash Doors Blinds Genera House Finish rSlungles 180 EIMain St An Unparalleled Line OF BOYS CLOTHING i The most Representative in the Market Original Designs Exclusive Novelties Also the Largest and Finest Stock of Custom Clothing In Lexington for gentleman Every detail of manufac ture of the highest standard L G STRAUS THE QueenCJescROUTE reaches the principal cities of the South with a service of superbly appointed through trains Day Coaches and Sleeping Cars through to Harriman Chatta nooga Attalla Birmingham Tuscaloosa Meridian New Orleans Atlanta Macon and Jacksonville Through Sleeping Cars to Knoxville Hot Springs and Asheville and from Chattanoogo to Jackson Vicksburg Monroe 11 and Shreveport Through Tourist Sleepers to Los Angeles and KkXf San Francisco Choice of Routes to Texas Mexico and California via New Orleans or via Shreveport Short Line from the Blue Grass Cities to Cincinnati with every accommodation to patrons Free Parlor Cars Lexington to Cincinnati Cafe Parlor and Observa tion Cars between Cincinnati Lexington and Chattanooga Its aha WZeU W Blnearson Patfr Agt CtndnnaU 0 OPd Cincinnati 0 dr HELEN H GRDENERI R de RoodeTEACHER OF Voice Culture Hdionced Pin anoPlaylng Theory and Composition TERMSFifteen Dollars for Ten Weeks One Lesson per Week For Shorter Periods Two Dollars per Lesson Mrs Ella de Roode Welsh Teacher of Piano and Theory will teach under her fathers supervision TERMSFifteen Dollars forTen Weeks Two Lessons Per Week For Shorter Periods One Dollar per Lesson Address32Rose Street- Lexington Ky IThe above is Mrs Helen II Gardener smartest woman in the world and I am the agent for her books and will send them to any address In the world or the moon or any of the circumjacent planets postpaid if McChesneywill allow to pass mails They are as follows Your Son My Lord Price Paper 50 cents Cloth 100 Pray You Sir Whose Daughter Price Paper 50 cents Cloth JIOO Thoughtless Yes Paper 50 cents Cloth pnshed by Unseen Hands Price pa per 50 cents Cloth 100 Facts andFiction of Life Price lPa per 50 cents Cloth 100 CHARLES C MOORE D D Lexington Ky L r Imore perfectly now than we did it was first written ThisWG feel free to do since by his request we wrote it in the first instancoancl having done this we feel somewhat responsible for it We never heard of Mr Moore or his paper until some time during the first half of last year and up to the time that advertisement was written we had r not como to realize the full extent of his illiberality A more extend ed acquaintance with the spirit and method of his propagandism con vinces us that the present wording of the advertisement is to some ex tent erroneous and misleading but we will see what he intends to do about that threatened boycott Seeing how whimsical capricious and cranky he is we think it u great misfortune that he ever took up the prohibition movement which like religion seems to pos sess the power of making fanatics of those who engage actively in its propagandism Could he have con fined himself to the advocacy of Freethought and ethical culture ho might have rendered more effective service to the cause of humanity though the loquacious and garru lous manner in which he discusses a measure is not calculated to make a very deep or lasting impression upon the public even when on the right side of an issue or directedat the real question in dispute Let no one suppose though that we mean by this to belittle our friend or to underestimate his real ability in the least for with all his faults wo hold him in high esteem and recognize the fact that he posesses many gifts and graces characteristic of a true and manly nobility With all he enjoys the advantages of a good education is well read has seen much of the world and can write entertainingly of what he has seen He is a fearless opponent of religious superstition andcould his gifts and talents always be guided by reason common sense and sound judgment he would be very effective in the cause of Liberalism but they are not In argument he is guided more by his prejudices than his reason and gives way to sudden impulses that often draw him away from the points of great est importance and advantage His methods of thought are without any semblance of logic and he posesses no well defined policyof action unless it be that of an all around kicker He fights in all di rections and strikes at HisILqmoods aro as capricious as the winds and one never knows what to expect from him At one time you will suppose he is your friend and at another your enemy as the youhappensI months ago ho was praising the Independent pulpit in the highest terms and right then he knew it to be against prohibition whilo now he is damning it as a friend of the saloons and too immoral to be advertised in the columns of the im maculate Blue Grass Blade Mr Moore may think wo have taken undue liberties with him in thus exposing to view his various and diversified idiosyncrasies ec centricities and crankeries but seeing how ready he is to animadvont upon the weakness of others he ought not to object if we give him a little of his own medicine We have not done this throughanger at what ho said about The Pulpit Wo care very little about that cause ho had already declared The Pulpit the best infidel paper he ever saw We are interested in his wel fare as an infidel and freethinker and in that of the Blue Grass Blade Ifho keeps on cutting and slash ing at everything in his wild quer payingit has almost come to that now Be sides many aro liable to think he is wanting in candor and moral glaringThey may not be as char table as we are and charge it all up to a defect in reason and judgment We believe ho is honest but impulsive and a victim of uncontrollable prej udices and that to be told of these defects may help him to correct them He may be so set in his ways that nothing can change him but be that as it may wo shall now feel that we have done our duty in the premises and if he refuses to amend his wild riproaring harum scarum we cannot be held ponsible for that ruin that will sooner or later come to him from sheer want of attention by the people ho now seeks to attract No doubt Mr Mooro is a prohi bitionist because he is a temperance man Wo know many others who are and we appreciate their mo tives but in the interest of temperance we are antiprohibitionists We look at the same thing from different points of view It is probable that Mr Mooro is a very temperate man though wo know a great many prohibitionists who are not In all probability wo are just as temper l ate as ho is and just as anxious to promote the caueo of temperance but we donotbolibvc this can ever be done by legal prohibition The only kind of prohibition we are in favor of is for every man to prohibit himselffrom drinking to excess We practice that kind of prohibi tion and if everyone else would dfc the same the saloons would do no harm because it would not pay men to run them We have no de uiro to abuse prohibitionists on ac count of their views but when they charge us with total innate deprav ity and a partiality for saloons because we speak and vote against prohibition we feel like telling them to exercise a little temperance in their talk But enough of this for tho present as there is no need that wo enter upon an extended discussion of an exploded theory that will certainly pass out of public view in a few more years and when it docs let us hope there will come upon us a temperance wave so deep and wide that no man can resist it and maintain respectability among his fellow men MY ANSWER To the Two Shaws In the Independent Pulpit an Infidel AntiProhibition Magazine In this issue of the Blade I reprint from the Independent Pulpit an Infidel magazine two editorials written by its two editors J D Shaw and J T Shaw father and son that are as abusive of me as my bitterest enemy whether he be preacher or saloon keeper could wish- I ask that those two editorials may be carefully read before this is read To observe the rule business before pleasure I take the advertisement of the Independent Pulpit out of the Blade and demand that the advertisement of the Blade be taken out of the Pulpit In both of the articles of these two editors there is only one attempt at an argument made The balance is personal defamation of me most inconsistently mixed up with very high praise of me The attempt at an argument to which I allude is that I having understood that the Independent Pulpit was not in favor of Prohibition nevertheless proposed to exchange advertisements with it That I understood that the Pulpit was not for Prohibition is evident from the fact that I keep constantly printed at the head of my paper that it is The only Prohibition paper published by a Heath en1but that the Pulpit was apaperthat took special pains to oppose Prohibition I did not know until I read the article written by the boy with the endorse ment of his father that is just such an article as the lowest Irish Catholic sa loon keeper in the land would love to see and that the Chicago Champion the biggest liquor paper in the United States that prints a Bible motto at its head would love to publish That Editor Shaw the elder was a man who was so opposed to Prohibition that he was willing to vote and speak against Prohibition as he now says he does was something that I did not at first understand and which now under standing I withdraw my endorsement of him I will not be a party to the circu lation of any literature that I do not think is calculated to do good and though my life and labor show my op position to the Bible and religion I will not affiliate with any man who encour ages what his son calls a great and growing evil the liquor traffic and brands as such when he the father votes and speaks against the only fort that is being made to stop that great and growing evil All of Editor Shaws talkI mean the father about his devotion to temper ance is simply bosh He says the on ly kind of Prohibition that we are in fa vor of is for every man to prohibit him selfthat is from drinking to excess We practice that kind of Irohibition That is exactly the same argument that saloon keepers and distillers and preachers who vote against Prohibition in favor of temperance are frequently passed by organizations of liquor dealers and by churches that are opposed to Prohibition and these resolutions of the liquor dealers and those of the churches are so absolutely identical in words and sentiment that you could not tell one from the other except that one set of these resolutions explain that they were passed by a body of church people and the other set ex plains that they were passed by a body of liquor dealers You may read any newspaper published in the interest of the liquor trade that you can find and you will see that it never has anything to say against the church or against the man who prohib its himself and only warns people not to drink to excess as Editor Shaw and the New Testament Scriptures do Ed itor Shaw agrees perfectly with Paul that you may take a little for your stomachs sake and yet on the other point Editor Shaw will not hesitate to vilify Paul just as he floes me But you will find that the only string on the harp of the liquor paper is one that is continually twanging against Prohibition and it does this because it knows that the Prohibitionist is the only man who means business in his professed enmity to the liquor traffic If the liquor editor and the saloon keeper can only get the preacher and the infidel editor and the Christian edi tor to talking against Prohibition and warning the people not to drink to ex cess and thus touch the button the liquor people and saloon people will do the rest It may be that Editor Shaw honestly believes that the right way to stop the great and growing evil of the liquor traffic is to do it by the use of moral suasion But if such is his honest conviction after all the thousands of worse than abortive efforts that have been made on that line then his general intelligence and knowledge of men and morals and ethical culture generally are not such as to give any force to what he may say against religion I am opposed to the Bible and to re ligion not merely because they are ab stractly ignorant and superstitious but I oppose these because I believe them to do harm in the world just as other igno rance and superstition do I am an infi del because I am a moralist but if infi delity can defend such a great and growing evilas the liquor traffic how is the intelligence of infidelity any im rellg1ionIf the liquor traffic is not a damned outrage just as I characterized it and as I still characterize it in spite ot Edi tor Shaws appeal to Christian supersti tion against my use of the word damned that I get out of their Bible while neither Editor Shaw nor I believe in damnation then there is no outrage upon human rights and common moral ity The outrage of the liquor traffic is not simply that men here in Lexing ton and everywhere all over Christian lands make worse than brutes of them selves by living and dying drunkards or even that drunken men murder other men but our newspapers are continually reporting drunkards who murder their wives and children and ifwe are to apologize for it and protect this traffic then there is ho use trying to prohibit any other crime The saloon keepers do a thousand times as much damage to society as the thieves do not to mention the fact that nearly all theft is the result of drunkenness and if Editor Shaw thinks his personal abstinence for liq uor drinking or his not drinking to ex cess is the proper way for him to stop liquor selling then he should be consis tent and say that his personal abstinence from stealing orhis stealing not to ex cess is the proper way for him to op pose theft and he should only try to stop theft by moral suasion Instead of that however Editor Shaw will sanction a sentiment and law that put a man in the penitentiary for steal ing ten dollars and makes an Alderman or Congressman or VicePresident of the United States as in the case of Morton out of a man who as a saloon keeper not only robs the man out of all the money he has but robs him of his honor and health and life and robs his innocent wife and children beside No Editor Shaw while I agree with you that the Bible is an error I will not be the means of offering to the people of this land your advocacy of the liquor traffic under the guise of temperance and freethought and your advertise ment could no more stand in my paper than could the advertisement of a sa loon a distiller or a race course You say you are liberal enough to let me entertain my Prohibition views That may be so but I am not liberal enough to let you entertain your antiProhibition views without my protest any more than I could grant to the Anarchists the right to entertain their views unmolest edThe Anarchist is perfectly inoffensive and without danger to our American in stitious as compared with your chum bosom friend the Irish Catholic saloon the Irish Catholic saloon keeper is the very lowest intellectually and morally of all the many classes of Amer ican citizens is undisputed by any com petent authorityand yet that he is your friend you can not deny because despite the alleged difference between you and him on religion he loves and honors and applauds you and wishes you suc cess because of what you say against me and against Prohibition You say Editor Shaw that you never heard of me until the middle oflast year It is certainly not to your credit that such is case Three and ahalf years ago a combination of preachers and liquor dealers and distillers fined and impris oned me in Paris Ky for what I said as an infidel and Prohibitionist The facts of it were published in the Associated press and went all over the United States the New York World giving a full account of how four deacons of the Paris church had waylaid me andrun up behind me and dragged me back from the train as I was coming from the house of a Prohibition preacher If you had kept yourself a little better inform ed as to what the liquor people were do lug with your infidel brethren you prob ably would not now be voting against Prohibition and speaking against it Papers of no less prominence than the St Louis GlobeDemocrat and Louis ville CourierJournal have printed things about me with my picture setting forth the fact that was I an infidel and Prohi bitionist and the New York Voice the largest Prohibition paper in America the Chicago Champion the largest liq uor paper in America and the New York Truth Seeker one of the largest infidel papers in Americe have all writ ten things about me and under these circumstances I will try to standup un der the mortification of the fact that you have only recently heard about me I reckon it is a safe calculation to say that ten times as many people have heard about line as have heard about you and that a hundred times as many people have said of me that I was honest and intelligent just as you done as have said it of you But if having been heard of proves anything the Devil has been heard of by a million times as many peo ple as you and I together have been So what was the point of you saying that you had never heard of me until not long ago except to belittle me as you specially avow was not your purpose though you could see just as anybody else can see that that was your only pur poseI heard of your paper until you or somebody sent me a copy of it about the time you mentioned but I never would have thought of offering that tact as any credit to me or to allude to it except for the purpose of belittling you But it does seem to me that if with your magazine that has been published three or four times as long as mine you had been considered by the Christians sufficiently formidable to have you put in jail twice besides divers and sundry damned outrages that have been per petrated against me resulting in divers publicatishs of these facts all over the United States that would have heard of you before I did It is a saying that we have to go away from home to hear the news How did you away off in Texas that we re gard as the jumping off place and of which Phil Sheridan said that if he owned hell and Texas he wouldrent out Texas and live in hellhow I say did you in that far off land of blizzards aud cowboys find out that people had quit paying any attention to me and how does this statement compare with the facts that you publish connecting me with having been the means of in troducing to the world Miss May L Collins today the most remarkable infi del in America a nineteen year old girl who in a debate in my paper is defeating one of the most cultured clergymen in Kentucky and how do you reconcile this statement about my being ignored with the fact that Mrs Henry a Ken tucky Prohibitionist that you say you wouldvote for is a friend and corres pondent of my paper and with the furth er fact that the Chicago Freethought Magazine which with the Boston Inves tigator is one of the best two infidel publications in America if not in the world has lately published of me one of the most eulogistic articles ever pub lished about any infidel You talk too much with your mouth old gentleman for I want you to under stand that I am talking all this time to the senior editor of the Pulpit- I have made more sacrifices for Pro hibition and infidelity than any other man that lives in the world That your boy inexperienced in life should have thought me a proper sub ject for his first effort in polemics is perhaps pardonable in him or in any one lacking in experience and maturity but that vou should have endorsed his style of personal abuse of me for what according to his own showing I said against a class of editors is unpardona ble in a man of your years A man in a barber shop called out to the head barber Send some one here that knows how to shave me this boy dont know anything about it The head barber answered That boy never shav ed anybody before but hes got to learn on somebody- I think that both in barber shops and in newspaper shops some discretion should be exercised in the selection of the victims for the boys to learn on and I think it exceedingly unbecoming in you to have selected man of such mer it as you attribute to me as the subject for your boys adverse criticism that is characterized by that diarrhea ofwords and constipation of ideas that you would probably find in the backwoods of such a place as Texas- I dont much blame the boy Like another Phaeton inflated with the idea of having been entrusted with the reins during his fathers illnessin which ill ness by the way he had my sympathies the boy has forgotten the maxim Farce stimulis etere loris stage direction of which the core is Dont use the whip they are tickleish things but whatever you do hold on to the strings Or if your boy is not so on Latin as he seems to on English I will ex to him that that means Slain be rash but spare your lash Or some yourhashWhen you set out to drive your shay Be sure you keep on the Kings highway A right young boy is not the boss To teach new tricks to a right old hoss So far as the boy is concerned I think the readers of our two papers will war rant me in ignoring No boy is warranted lu talking as he does about any man of my age who has claims to respectability but I am inclined to the issue between the elder Shaw and myself I challenge him to debate the question of Prohibition with me in the Blade I to affirm that the liquor traffic is a damned outrage that ought to be suppressed by law and Editor J D Shaw to deny I await and am ready to begin business at once LEXINGTON 1L1Lumber Manufacturing Ccf WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN Rough Dressed Lumber SASH DOORS AND BLINDS THLHPii0I1H 166 LHXIj1GT0 1O DYAS ONLY I VEijEY PllOIAIU COMMENCING ON MONDAY 1000 yards Japanese Wash Silks at 33 and cents 85centss15000 yards China Silks add Taffetas in Remnats and Dress Lengths at the 125Five125Ten s their r pricesOur customers can get these goods on the usual terms trChinn Todd10 and 12 North Upper St BYRNS St LEWIS Grain Coal Feed seed Elevator and Yard 3d and Georgetown St Tel 87 Office 17 W Short Tel 76 FALLS BRANCH JELLICO COAL BEST IN THE MARKET COALBURG COAL ALL KENTUCKY COALS HOTEL Clarendon Cor Short and Limestone Lexington Ky Two Squares fromC 0 and L N Depots All Modern Improvements Every thing Strictly First Class Rates 8200 and 8260 per dayhJ M SKAIN Proprietor ern t For Salel j My Lexington City Residence No 90 it West Third Street t f 11IIt is situated about the center of the most desirable residence part of Lexington and is in perfect inside and out from top to j bottom and has gas water electncty sidewalks and concrete pavement in the yardiSIt has a new and complete building for carriages and stable fine tern and fine drytellers under the whole house reThe house is roof and has seven rooms beside kitchen and servants room and has porches in front and rear bath rooms with hot and cold water pantries and closest The lot is 75 feet front and runs back ISo feetaI want to sell it privately and intend to sell it to the party making me what I consider the best bid I will pay any real estate agent anywhere the regular Lexington rates for such sale if he claims that he has made sale and the party who purchases the property admits that he purchased it ut through that agent In selling I expect to put myself on the same footing as any r I will sell for crsh or in agenttParties who want to personally or ad CHAS C MOORE Record as a Coffee Drummer An article in the Kentuckian Citizen under the head of Drum mers ends as follows This reminds us of two other drummers of his great coffee house who unlike Chase were specially courteous to us In hotel table talk with the big framed and big heart ed Mr of Leverings full force while Charley Moore was in jail here he said- I see in the Kentuckiau Citizen Churchman in replying to Charley Moores crazy attacks says he was a failure at everything he went at Now I can say he is on recordwith our house as the most successful drummer they ever had We told Moore in jail of this by way of making amends for untrue statement He said Yes I reckon I ought to have kept on traveling but it kept me so much awav from my family But I am keeping away from them now he sadly added as lie looked around the jail Wo asked Were you not often made to feel that you were an in truder in trying to force your goodston men He replied No Irep resented a good article and was generally kindly received On one 1 4 occasion though as I entered a store the proprietor who seemed disturbed looking over his accounts threw up his hands and exclaimedtiOh sir dont disturb me If you have anything I need send me some I took his address and sent him the biggest pile of coffee I ever sent to any one Some months af terwards I went into that same store with some misgivings as to how I would bo received The proprietor lIwhen you sent that great pile of coffee to me but it was the best coffee I ever had andl have sold it nearly all off and you may send me some more JIIIIr PRES JOHNADC WILLIAMS Again Reviews Miss Collins To Miss May L Collins t Before reviewing further your paper ofJune 2nd I would note some errors you have unintentionally made iu quot my second letter and then answer briefly the question you ask me in your last You quote me as saying If it could be proved that the writers of th Gospels and Epistles were ignorant an illiterate men would only confirm more conclusively the Divinity o ChristI not use that language nor do hold to that opinion You that Paul admits that li was a robbera liar and a fool He makes literally no such confession argumentIa statement The churches to whom h wrote could not he well knew have tor tured his rhetorical expressions into so absurd a selfaccusation 3 say that his estimate ot woman as shown through his epistles is brutal and places him so low in your opinion that you can think of him only wit contempt and abhorance the sake of making a rather pretty issue with you I will say Pauls estimate of women as show- through all his epistles is exalted ant places tram so high in my opinion tha- I can think of him only with admiration and gratitude Surely we do not inter pret the scriptures by the same rule 4 You think that the religion of Jesus is not based on eternal truth but on w miracles I may hereafter notice the position that infidels have taken with respect to miracles But I must first ask you to define a miracle as you understand the myIbased on eternal truth and not on aura tP cles And while you are defining terms please explain your meaning of the prin cipal one used in our correspondence discovKty If you mean anything different i from the religion which Jesus taught charactft I do not care to waste time in its discus sion or defence You also say that you are fully per suaded that Christ was not the Son of God Here again you fail to defn- your terms Christians interpret tha SphraseSon of Godvariously for in stance Dr Chalmers Dr Briggs James Freemen Clark Joseph Cook Dr Hodge etc You further say your Bible begins i with the degradation and curse of wo man Mine begins with her noble but be guiled aspirations her sublime and her exalted destiny The issue thus stated will also perhaps please you of You quote me as in ad t dress I took the liberty to send you tha young women should not become too enthusiastic in the work of womans ad vancement and in their conduct toward r w it they should be governed by ther Word youIsaid to them what I would like to repea here I must warn you young ladies against the extravagancies and absurdi ties that attend this and all other enthu Jisiastic reforms Your safety and useful quesAguidance of vour institutions enlighten ed by the Word and you will find a safe path between indifference on the one hand and fanaticism on the other 7 Lastly as you ask me to give yo my opinion either in a private leiter or justhowwoman should extend As to her advancement I believe i should be continued as far as she her self aided by man angels and God working in and with and for her through time and eternity can extend it As to her equality with man how ever I can not say that I believe in th presentitall that ennobles her as a spiritual mor aland rational being She can not un der equal circumstances be reduced to with him Whether in her degradation she sings by the rude couch o Marco Polo or flings herself beneath the uplifted club of Powhatan whether in her exaltation as she sits as Ester wisest of women on the throne if Persia or whether in her highest and holiest reigns as Monica mother ofpAugustine or Emmilia mother of Basil the Great or Nonna mothe- of Gregory or Arthusa mother o Chrysostom or as thousands of other holy mothers and oracular wives and sweet unselfish reigned in the past and shallcontinue to reign until the world through her agency I shall be regenerated 3 But if you mean by equality the animatshrewdness then I am opposed to any attempt on her part to become mans rival in the toilsome enterprises of the material world Man says the wise DisIfield and sweaty brow womantplatformthe boomerangall just as she pleases without the offensive retrictions of law She would never long abuse her liberty or degrade the dignity of her high voca tion if she taught to understand and appreciate it I would leave her to determine for herself how she privilegestrustingtaste and enlightened intuitions I am not afraid of her whether she or serves Paul the noblest champion of Womans rights thus sums the whole question in his fine epigramma atic style Man is the head of the wo man but woman is the glory of man Yours sincerely JOHN WIIUAMS throughtheIthe ass and colt and the money and Peters fish etc havetrt IT pickhuckleberritwhileaud shall bring him some if he bythdtimMRS JOSEPHINE K HENRY Illuminates the True Inwardness of the Christian Endeavorers Editor Blade I have been in my Sun Christiand knowftheIthe habit of keeping the Sabbath with eout thinking that have discarded the habit of thinking on other days thattnewspaperelearned to teach us the duties of life in the Sunday newspaper particularly if its the Blue than all the literature the pious devote themselves to on that day theyIIered in twenty and this is the reason man boys and girls love to away homesthathaveniorerelignontLani have just been to Boston on reduced railroad fares and they endeavored so hard that every one of them positively refused to commit the sin of riding to church on the street cars on Sunday If this sort of piety continues to grow our whole nation will be sinless and pointed shoes and balloon sleeves will go out of fashion and nothing will be the style but sanctification robes We if these Christian En deavorers had been on an electric train headed for Zion they would have tarried in the woods over Sunday even in the absence of a with a lunch coun ter Christian Endeavorers have ways peculiar to themselves It is a wonder to me why all the laws of nature are not suspended on Sunday for their benefit byEndeavorebendeavor can accomplish wonders but as yet the sun shines the grass grows the flowers bloom the birds sing the rain falls the heart beats the di gestive organs do their work and while forty thousand Christian Endeavorers walk to church because it is a sin to fortyltcooks and houseservants are losing their so uls by keeping steadily at their work to get these forty thousand Chris tian Endeavorers in trim to foot it to the sanctuary while thousands of preachers in their broadclothworking clothes this being their only working day labor hard to instruct the Endeav- n orers how to endeavor while organists choirs ushers collectiontakers end sextons work witn all their might to heavtThe sad part of it is that Christians load up so heavily with religion on Sunday that the commodity gives out with- the doxology at Sunday night meetin and they have to act just like the rest of the poor sinners all the week and occa ribbontdespairJithem I insist that the Endeavorers are not living up strictly to their principles I insist that walking is hard work and to walk to church on Sunday is to sin grievously on the Sabbath day These Endavorers should inform the Lordtbat as He has forgotten to keep holy the Sabbath day they will a on an imate and inanimate nature at one min Saturdayumoniously Endeavor until morningII have been thinking of joining the totmercury up in the 903 and that to hear a sermon that has cost the preacher more physical labor than a plowman for the average sermonspinner gives no evi dence of mental industry I will abandon thetI not learn as much about the Sword of the Spirit but I dont like swords and I am violently opposed to spirits especially if they are ardent I orfneeded objecttohaps they prefer a chariot of fire Of course some of the Endeavorers do not live in accordance with strict Endeavor principles as every Monday andfby Christians and preachers and the Catholic Bishops report of the doings at a Christian Endeavor Convention should make us rejoice at the fact that out of a population of 70 millions in our country but 21 millions are Christians This Christian Endeavor Sunday street car business is but a hint of how civil and religious liberty would be wrested from the people if Christians had the power on a street car on Sunday is a sin that leads to destruction the outlook is that the population in the sparseWhileary on Sunday the owls of Superstition hoot and mourn from the regions of Tradition While people ofcommon sense ride in electric cars read of the progress of the world in the Sunday newspaper and perform all the duties devolving up on them as the eagles of intelligence re joice that the Age of Reason has dawned JOSEPHINE K HENRY Sunday July 2r95 Versailles Ky Besants Law of Population Our Uncle Samuel who lives at D C having suppressed my other adyertisement of Mrs Besants book The Law of Population for which I am agentprice 25 cents to anyaddressI advertisement n l From time to time I will print some of the endorsements of the book that are written me by good and intelligent peopleCHARLES C prom Lexington Leader The Heathen Editor Again Suppressed The trials and tribulations of Charles C Moore and his Blue Grass Blade are not ended by any means On the con Ilaystheyless the heathen mends his racy style of writing he will have a rocky road to in the future The latest woe that has overtaken the longhaired editor is the determination upon the part of the Postofiice Depart ment at Washington to suppress the last issue of the Blade Por some time Editor Moore has run an advertisement of a book he has for sale and the language used by hint in racydecidedlythor of the book in question felt called onJto protest by letter to Editor Moore against wording of the advertise mel To jequestthe heathen paid not the least On thecontra ry he in subsequent issues continued to call to the book in hiusualstyleand last week devoted two colunms upontheThe publication on account of its thetorrorple of the city some of whom called Postmister McChesneys attention vto the paper and that gentleman securing a 6f the papr sent it on to the au thorities at Washington without a word of the postmaster received a dispatch from the department to sup press all copies of the Blade of the 2Sth 9bjectionableued The bulk of the issue of the 2Sth had passed through the postoffice be fore Postmaster McChesney was made aware of its contents so very few copies remain to be suppressed Mr Moore says he stand by every word that he said in his paper and has nothing to take back It now remains to be seen which is the bigger man the heathen or Uncle Sam r Mt Vernon Ill July 10 Bro Moore Keep the banner of liberalism flying if possible You are in a good work I hope to be able to help you some soon For the sake of humanity dont let the Blade fail unless it 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