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Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): January 3, 1897 Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.) 300dpi TIFF G4 page images Blade Publishing Co. Lexington, KY 1897 blu1897010301_sn86069867 These pages may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.): January 3, 1897 Blue-grass blade (Lexington, Ky.) Blade Publishing Co. Lexington, KY 1897 $IMLS This electronic text file was created by Optical Character Recognitio n (OCR). No corrections have been made to the OCR-ed text and no editing has be en done to the content of the original document. Encoding has been done through an automated process using the recommendations for Level 1 of the TEI in Librar ies Guidelines. Digital page images are linked to the text file. v , J ')', BLU E GRASS BLADE Edited By A Heathen In The Interest of Good Morals. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. Terms, $1.00 a Year; 6 Mos. 75, ctSTTMoSrsOcts. 27K. VOL. VI. NO. 16. 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" " 500 " 1 " ' " 100 " " "1000" 1 " " 500 " The money for Clubs and Agents must get to me be Wednesday of each week, but is the money arrives aster that day the papers will be sent the succeeding week. All communications must be addressed to CHARLES C. MOORE, Editor of Blue Grass Blade, 45 Is Mill street, Lexington, Ky. Bowman & Clay SUCCESSORS TO STEDIVIAN & BOWMAN LEXINGTON'S REAL ESTATE BROKERS., '- - Buy and Bell Real and Personal Property of every description. Our Hit Contains the Choicest of BLUE GRASS FARMS, Handsome City Property, Beautiful Building Lots, Centrally Located Business Houses, Small Homes and Oottages. LEXINGTON, - - - - KY fOR- - -- Wall Paper. Picture Mouldings. Window Shades &c & Wrenn E.MI a & St, Cooper, Lexington. y. Is Earnest Meudum has pro is not the .use of liquor, but the (From the Boston Investigator) 295 abus& Of it which has made all the morals he ought tq mend um, an MOORE VS. THE RIGHTS OF Is the number of persons who have troupl o, this does not bring him to his sens Wi have too manv spies aud he is another "Ephraim joined to subscribed for my book "Behind the MAN. Is this notice has a blue pencil Bars," written while I was in mil in sneaks already because of these very idols, who is lacking in good c mark around it, it iudicates the fact Paris, Kv., the prisoner of the Chris- obnd&iaus laws, which I desire to see mou sense, or laboring under that you are in arrears for vour sub Because the Investigator publishes tian church, having been prosecuted re pern .eel The (jrovernment does aotly the same moral obliquity scription, and the amount due can an article, it does not mean that it by a combination of Christians and not ed tho internal revenue is it made Kentucky preachers and di uuuw v.uv.u nu tar; j laysT reasonable tax on its imports. tillers combine to put me in prison; yjrinted name on this iwiiu always endorses the views held by whisky sellers. paper Please neatly bound, The book is to be Tim Wilson- tariff act admits and I now register my vow, to op- w its writer any more than when the Lit; u i cnil t n ii; I and will be more than twice the size spir, s, winesVetc, free of duty. pose with all that within me lies, sapd in w,"r"v tinv North American Review publishes-ain extra dollar tor another " WOi aicohol was imported by man the Boston "Investigator" and the article trom Col. Ingersoll's pen that of my "Ratior al View. Publisher The price will be $1,00 payable ufacturers because of its cheapness, New York "Truth Seeker", just as I the editor is an Agnostic or even savors Agnosticism. I am sure that when the book is ready for delivery, aud ftas used in the hattin" industry. would a little, bigoted, Kentucky paper, that ex- printing, at its head, a text from the columns of the Iuvestigator are and I will begin its publication as Whjfdid they use it? tjie question Bible. tavormjj liquor dnnkinjr. 500 subscribers shall have maylbs asked. The internal revenue changes with me, at its own sug- the open 'to Prohibitionists as well as to soon as is silly, any other side taken on the liquor been gotten, and the book will be is raised, aud no rebate was gestion, that is called the "Christian You muststhiiiL.tliaft?ditor a big ;3 to manufacturers. ready for delivery in about a month Soldier," that has two strings to its ger fool than Thompson's colt, is yoi. question from that time but it is very' injurious to harp, one being Prohibition and the think that in a country where there Mr. Moore says. "I have no more SS. ' Was this for the greatest other the enforcement of Sabbath are a hundred whisky drinking sympathy for it (my article) than I f the greatest number? laws. have for an artice in a most bigoted has done its work, so far, very well, Christians to one Infidel of any kiDd But the morals of the "Christian he would be fool enough to priut. went to Kentucky I should religious paper, demanding law to except when men have interfered. enforce the observance of the SabDoes Mr. Moore know how many exercise the natural right to drink Soldier" are not so bad as those of from their Bible, a text to twit them bath, or to puuish people for blas- drinkers there are, and what per- (BoudxHi, or any other kind of any paper that will print, for their inconsistency, and you such a conglomeration of could not get him to say so for phemy against God, Jesus Christ, " centage of them get drunk, commit whisRy, regardless of Charles C. Mootjp or auy prohibition law. idiocy and depravity as your article $1,000. etc. But Mr. Moore wants a law so crimes and die from the effects of The Bible savors liquor FqrjTs and childen tell the truth. headed "Moore vs. tho Rights of drinking just as you and Mendum rigid that not a drop of liquor can drinking? Has he ever asked physibe sold anywhere, and goes even so cians and druggists whether mor- Havfnot people become healthy aud Man." and that Chicago editor of a liquor I have read Moses Harman's paper do, and that text from the far as to desire to amend the Federal phine, opium and paregoric are morl through their own experience and the anarchistic Bible is printed at the head ot his Constitution, making it unconstitu- worse than rum, whisky and gin? and Study?. I said that the "Lucifer," fuuetions of its tiwn. The papery, and these Lexington news- paper as a strictly business policy tional to distill liquor and to brew Does he not know that these drugs of these is the en- papers that boost and advertise re- to make money by showing Chrisbeer. I do not calk, this bigoted, but are worse than are the three liquors, Mr. Moore sails to see or is he an ignoramus? tyrannical. forcement of contracts. Life, liber- ligion and whisky and gambling on tians that their Bible is in savor of the point which the "Chicago ChamHas he ever made it his business ty, and property are to be protected horse races, and prize sights, all side the liquor interest which he repreMr. Mpore by side; but in no paper have I ever sents, and probably nobody but you pion" makes in quoting Biblical to find out the principle causes of by Government. Is Christians believe the insanity? need not go into hysterics over the read anything so intensely depraved ever took the view of it that you do. texts. Tlie Bible, they certainly believe the ' When Mr. Moore wrote that para- morajs of a felv criminals. and even without tho apology of In some of your talk it would seem texts, although profound believers graph about the above drugs he quarantine laws the functions of the ordinary animal appetite as that you are drunk, and that you in prohibition. The "Chicago Cham- revealed his ignoi'ance of the whole government authorize because peo- that closing paragraph of yours be- are showing your faith by your pion" is only reminding them of subject. It is surprising to find an ple infected with disease are dan5" ginning "Again I want to see the practice. c gerous to life. Mr. Moore, it is very day." &c, winding up With that their weakness of faith. Mr. Moore editor who does not know that You are an inconsistent nrtin is you takes the matter too seriously. I is drunk like water almost in- evidcnit that you do not know what senseless appeal to the Christian don't get drunk, and I would get as did not need the Bible to support stead of sipped, or that morphine government is for; and until you do, bigot about my "swearing" so con- drunk as a fiddler's bitch is I thought me, as there are facts which are suf- and opium are eaten by a vast num- you will continue to wallow in the temptible and so disgusting that I as you do. ficient to convince anybody except a ber of people. Is Mr. Moore mire 'of your own conceit. will not condescend to refer to it. For instance you say "I believe Again, I say, I want to'see the bigoted Prohibitionist. I suppose you would want to start that common sense is too prolific exwould like to know how I came to a variety of saloon that you would cept in a Mooreish globe." That I chose the Investigator for my possess such knowledge, I will tell day flhen, is I own apiece of ground open As I have relatives in the next to Mr. Moore, who is conduct with prayer every morning. article as it is a paper which has a him. doesnt mean anything on or Mendum said in the issue before under the earth, and, to earth,you wider circulation than the Blade drug business, my information is ing a1 school of morals, I shall be save able to open a store and to sell beer, this, that he was going to answer from the devil, you could not tell a larger num- authentic and reliable. I do not has, and would invito altogether on newspapers for wine,? whisky," rum, gin, molasses, me, but he would not dare to do it, what youwere trying to say. ber of criticisms. I did not toucn upon the moral information, or trust altogether to and vinegar, by the pint, quart, gal- and he would not have let you, or That's why I say you would sucMost any one would lon, barrel., and hosrshead is I wish. any of your breed write that kind of ceed as a preacher, because the most part; as I do not set myself up as my memory. an infallible moral guide; and as the would think that Mr. Moore read I wihi .guarantee to Mr. Joore that article in his paper, is he could have successful preachers are those who trage- can talk without saying anything, State is composed of the people, I about all of Jthe papers that there my nusmess win uu uuiiuuureu as foresecu the Putnam-Collin- s claim that it has no right to sayxto are published in the United States, respectably as is his school of mor- dy, is he has anjv sense of propriety, for thatmediocre class of intellects me: "You shall not drink a glass of and that his memory is better than als, and, futhermore, that there will or what Lawrence Sterne I trunk-c- alls that go to church are always imthe "eternal fitness of things. '' pressed by the wisdom of any man whisky, because it is immoral to do are most of people's., He seems to be no swearing in the bargain. As it stands now it sounds like Men- who can talk so they can 't underJames E, Larmer, Jk. so. " There is no sear of the Inves- be afflicted with egotism more than dum was gloating over the fearful stand him. tigator's being charged with immor anything else. When the people jn several towns Mr'. Jumps E. Larmer, Jr. rujn wrought by this miserable ality because Mr. Moore says so. I You say I am 'tyrannical." A Sara I address you personally just crime', the liquor business, that so prominent meaning of "tyrannical' believe that common sense is too in Norway prohibited liquor from has the special sanction Of one of prolific except in a.Moyraish, globeJ P.eiiytJOidheJoJlonjwgl -- . JTtn'EnSeiWstTa,ff?G15r!bauhen &EWii infidelity is not lor tue purpose of the results oi too mucn aiooreism: is the'STiortest way. ine (jovernment census shows Your article appears in Vol. LXV1 he was a young Uod, about lo'Jb that the average loss of life an telling men What they shall eat and "Willing as the Norwegians seem to drink, but to induce them to reason, be to reduce the sale of spirits to No, 36, of the Boston "Investiga- years ago, he wrought his first mira- nually from drunkenness is 60,000 to think and to draw their own con- a minimum, they are scarcely likely tor," which is, to the best of my cle to make liquor for people to get and that the annual cost of beverage enjudgment, the oldest and most in drunk on, at a wedding feast. clusions. In other words, to give to to allow of such liquors is $1, 200,000, OU0. You have not sense enough to see men freedom which Mr. Moore is croachments on the personal liber- fluential Inhdel publication in the Nearly every newspaper world can read between the the horrid effects of liquor, reports of a free country. world. Be- ties of free citizens that the trying to take away, in part. in all Yours reason for taking it as the lines, in the first paragraph of your forms of crime. I want to stop this, cause a man is persecuted by his The prohibition already existing in fellow-meis no reason why he some districts against the sale of medium of vour views namely that piece, that Mendum is shifting all and you want to continue this, and should spit his spite out on their spirits has already led to evil results it "has a wider circulation than the the responsibility of it onto you, and you call me cruel. You ought to get playing with you the little game you a dictionary and learn the meau-ingrespective business. Because a man in the shape of the excessive use of Blade" is a good one. The Blade's circulation all told called "Heads J win; tails you lose"; robs me, and I ascertain that he be- naphtha bv the lower classes, and of the words you use. The prico of so that is you beat me he gets the longs to a church, is no reason why the introduction 'of a class of liquor is only 1,200 weekly. You say "Infidelity is not for the I should call evcy other man be- called 'laddevick, which on analysis, the "Investigator" is $3 a year, and honor and the money that is in it, purpose of telling men what they stand shall eat and drink but to induce longing to a church, a robber. This quite lately, has been sound to con- in addition to its subscription price and is I beat you, you have-.tHe is the monkey, and them to retison. " seems to bo the attitude which Mr tain highly injurious ingredients, it prints that Ignat Friedman has the defeat. you are the cat, and he is using your and the sale of which is now strictly given it $500. Moore has taken. ' I think Infidelity ought to treat us I don't know who this "fried man" paw to 'pull out chestnuts that are to "reason," but I thinK This is taken from a I am an Infidel, and am not forbidden." "eatHe has put you ing and drinking" are that things Is the liquor report by the British consular agent is, but suppose that he is a descend- too hot for him. ashamed to say so. two dealers and the clergy in Mr. Moore's at Iorisberg, Norway, and published ant of some missionary who was fried forth to show your assinine traits, that we ought to reason about. by the cannibals that he went to and go your jackassinine gaits withvicinity imprisoned him without just in the London Times. Then some of your logic says "Is It is true that laws do not prcven,t convert, and they converted him in- out even the pretense of a lion's skin Mr. Moore can make a law'which cause and reasou no one has symdrinkinsr is not a crime. to grub. to disguise your individuality, and will stop men from drinking whisky, pathy for Mr. Moore more than I crimes; but Assuming that the "Investigator" will chuckle in his sleeve at the he ought also to be able to make a have. Liquor dealers are human, It mav lead to crime, the same as has even no more than 1,200 sub- "childlike and bland" innocence and law which will give people work. ' and like all othor men, are not with- religious frenzy leads to insanity. Limiting the number of saloons, scribers who pay him, that amounts simplicity with which you have out faults. Some of them are tyrants That is just as sensible as is I said, and "Is Mr. Larmer can make a law that monkeyed with a buzz-saand criminals, but this is true of increasing the license, and raising to $3,600. Give me 3,600, for only one year, gnawed a file, and have been used to will stop people from stealing he especially the price, do not decrease the conmen of other occupations, I know of a sumption of liquor nor reduce crime. and I will agree to edit the Blue mop up the earth with; and Earnest ought also to be able to make a law of reat corporations. '"railroad corporation, and when I admit that law is necessary, bat it Geass Blade the balance of my life Mendum, with all his earnestness, that will give every body plenty ot He money." Henry Irving rode over the roadhe is only an instrument, not a stand- for 50 cents a year, and set more will never come to your reiief. said, "It is the pride and the envy ard, of justice. Is a man gets druuk type than the Investigator does, and knows which side his bread is butIs you want to talk silly get into of the world ', and yet, this very and commits a crime, I say, punish make that typo talk better sense and tered on, knows he is wrong, knows a pulpit to do it. Don't get onto hitn; but because one man shoots an- a great deal better morals than the he is out for the stuff, and that like the tripod of a newspaper that is corporation bribed tho Legislature., nearly all preachers and editors and recognized as an exponent of reason, But no other is no reason why firearms Investigator does. and also robbed the State. This issue of the "Iuvestigator" politicians, he will not dare to say and get off that kind ofjjosh. one lost his head and said "There should not be allowed to be made shall be no railroads, because the and sold. Men must learn to govern is dated Dec. 12, 1896. While that anything against liquor because it Let me make you a suggestion as managers are a pack of thieves and their tempers as well as their appe- paper was on the road to me, Samuel will lose him subscribes is he does. a writer, whom I suppose, from your He said he felj satisfied that his style, to be a young beginner It is 1 did not say, nor tites. Playing games and racing P. Putnam and Miss May L. Collins, corruptiomsts. mean to have the readers ot my horses lead to gambling; but Mr. the first the President of the great- readers would be satisfied with the whenever you don t have anything article think, that I was expressing Moore is going to have a law passed est organization of Infidels in the reply that his paper would make to to say, just don t say anythig I trotting world, and the latter the most phe- me it this is the promised repiv it have known several men who didn t the sentiments of inhdels on the preventing nomenal woman ever engaged in the shows that his "readers as Pope know much who got the reputation horses? liquor business. Infidel work, were lying, generally by It is true that people starve to In the New York schools text Side, dead in Boston where side"In- says here below of men, want but of being very smart bv raying noththe little death as well as die from gluttony. books were introduced which ining, and the people would say. You are my meat, and 1 am not "Silence is golden ' Ulisses Grant Is Mr. Moore can make a law which structed the children how to distill vestigator" had just been printed, praising the lecture of Miss Collins, going to leave a grease spot of you was one of them. will stop men from dvinkiug whisky, whisky or other liquors from corn, he ought also to be able to make a wheat aud barley. Now, I believe and announcing her lecture dates for You are bloviating about law, and What's all that vou are giving us law which wil give people work. Is that the intelligence of the Ameri- all the large cities of the East, and you don t know anything about it. about soda water ' suppose, is he can do these two miracles, hence- can people is very high, and is any the statement of the papers is that and you can't sling English so as to that is true, lemouade would be forth the world will ring with hosan-na- s one chose tc take advantage of these there was sound on the table in their do auy good with it is vou did know verv dangerous and butter-miltoo to the Blue Grass Blade. Is text books they could learn in room a "black bottle half full of it. I wrong role. horrible to contemplate way am a twenty-souneces- whisky," with the indications seemYou are playing the he can do one miracle, he ought to hours all that is back. soda water drinker from bo able to perform two. sary in order to supply one's own ing to be that Samuel Putnam had, Your aversion to swearing shows There is an Ttalian in Lexington, in consequence of his being under some fitness for a preacher, and Eatinsr is necessary, but there are wants of liquour. named Fugazzi, who has sold as high I may talk like a preacher, but the influence of whisky that was your devotion to the idea of being as $375 worth of soda water in one many things eaten by us which ai'e injurious, and cause untold suffer- whether Mr. Moore knows it or not, probably made by Kentucky Chris- "able to open a store" far the sale day He has a marble slab that has ing Pie and cakes are not neces- the preachers are telling a good deal tians, intentionally or accidentally, of whisky, rum, &c, indicates that with soda water for times sary for us to eat, neither is candv of truth nowadays. Is Mr. Moore murdered that girl, of scarcely 20 you might succeed as a saloon keep been wet aggregate say 5 or 10 away from her home and er, but you are burying your talent that wouldthe polish or drinking soda water as good a has any facts to contradict what I years, years and is not off of it. thing for the stomach as is claret have said, I wish that he would show friends, thus putting upon the es- in a napkin to be butting up against Pies, cake: candy and soda cutcheon of American Freethought a regular old he Prohibitionist like I wate- ' are ju: I know one druggist who them or shut up. wine. ? ' necessary for will not sell soda water becaase it is Mr. Moore, like Mr. Blatherskite, its first'stain, and making a stigma am. us to eat as liStt is, and it would one of the very worst things to in- forgot that "all men are by Nature upon us that will be so used by the Aster all you say about my tyran- be more health and cheaper, is jure the lining of tho stomach. All equaly free and independent,and have Christian hordes that make and sus- nical disposition to curtail the nat- thev were more eaten instead of tain" the liquor traffic, that 50 years, ural rights of my fellow men, it rethat anyone has to do is to look un- certain inherent rights, of which, meat. Flour is worth about 2 cents der the marble slab of a soda foun- when they enter into a state of so- of the best that we can do, will not mains a fact that the Supreme Court a pound and sugar 0 cents a pound. tain, and then ho will see for himself ciety, they cannot, by any compact, repair the damage to the reputa- of the United States has decided that The two combined, in the proper how it can eat marble. Why not deprive or divest their posterity." tions not only of you and Mendum, a man has no natural right to sell proportions, are worth about 3 cents 1 think that Mr. Moore had better editor of the "Investigator," who liquor, and is you were an old patron have a law suppress soda fountains? Beefsteak is worth 15 a pound. Of course, the world would be Blackstone and see is the are defendei's of the liquor traffic, of the Blue Grass Blade, instead of cents a pound, and the pound of benefited is men would stop Getting distinguished commentator does not the damnedest of all infamies that a new one I think you have not beefsteak will not support life as drunk, committing all sorts of agree with the Virginia Declaration have ever cursed humanity, but will, taken it long you would probably long as a pound of mixed flour and crimes, and marrying women who of Rights. Man has the natural right under the management of Christian remember that I have printed this sugar that would cost 3 cents You I have inherited consumption, cancer, to eat, to drink, and to sleep; and liars, and hypocrits, even put a decision of the Supreme Court to try to contract a habit of etc. How are you going to stop civil law has nothing whatsoever to smirch upon me who have done all would print it here, except that it ought you are talking about knowing them? that is the question. I con do with this natural right. Is man that I can against this infamy, with requires considerable pains to do so, when you what for a newspaper. write tend that you cannot do it by any abuses this inherent right, he must a possibility that even my children but will print it is you deny what I You can shoot on your mouth and statute law; let the natural law suffer the consequences of so doing, may suffer from it, simply because say. understanding of the purthey are my children, and wear my Your of the survival of the fittest work as he does those of all other viola(CONTINUED ON TAGE 4.) pose of the "Chicago Champion ' in out the salvation of mankind. It tions of natural and of civil laws. It name. v y - yea.V., 'v .. - narrow-minde- d NtJt-'onl- unre-buke- Govern-meni'ha- d mos,&-"essentia- l te para-gori- -- de-peu- d aiKrreditoriallxbj n s 1 k r - re-rea- d bt A LEXINGTON RATIONALIST WANTS TO DEBATE WITH A CHRISTIAN. Lexington, Ky., Dec. 17, '9G. Mr. C. C. Moore. Dear Sir: I want to inquire of you what possibility there is of a Rationalist obtaining an opportunity for a fair debate with a defender of the inspiration theory of the Bible. I do not want any name used in connection with this yet, but I do not object to use of my name from sear of being known as a Rationalist. I simply want it withheld because I would waut to be a little choice as to the opponent and would have some conditions as to place and manner of specifically. I am not over anxious about the matter, as debates are not always very satisfactory, but is a respectable man, of some reputation would give me an opportunity, I think I am qualified to do justice to the side of Freethought. I would give the other party assurance of respectful treatment, and he need have no sear of objectionable language, and I would agree with him to sight the thing out without resorting even to ridicule. I have never had the pleasure of meeting you, although I have always lived in Lexington, but will drop in Is I do not sometime to see you sec you in the next two or three days would be glad to have a line from you. I have had some experience in sneakinsf: not a great deal, but I be lieve in mvself, and feel that I am capable of taking care of my end of a debate, and that I am posted on debate. Is you see any chance for such a thing you can refer to mo as an "Unknown" or "Dark horse," or whatever you choose, and then let me know about it and see the party, or let you know conditions more Putnam, in the Paine Memorial Hall, in Boston, and a monument to May L. Collins, should be erected, by. the Freethinkers of the whole world, at her grave in the Lexington cemetery, that is a famously beautiful burial ground and containing, among its many interesting features, the monument of Henry Clay, and the Federal and Confederate burial grounds, both of which latter two are decorated with flowers, every year, almost by the same hands, as they lie sleeping side by side, without" pickets or sentries,' ' ' 'on same 's eternal camping gi'ound. I think we should, at once, organize a Collins Monument Association, with Dr. C. C. Burns, of Greensburg, Ind., President, Hon. Moses Kaufman of Lexington, Ky., Treasurer, and Mrs. Josephine K. Henry,, of Versailles, Ky.. Secretary, with such Vice Presidents as thee threse may appoint. The moral enect oi a monument to Miss May L. Collins, the greatest Rationalist of her years that the world ever saw, in the cemetery of a city alike famous for its religion and immorality, woula be immense; ana the time has come when we should "carry the war into Africa." Put there, to the memory of this young gin who lea the soiaiers or thought and intellectual ireeciom, as Joan of Arc led the soldiers of France, a monument upon which shall rest her bust or her full length statue; for that grave will be as another Mecca, 'or spot where Hypa- tia, or Bruno, or Joan or Arc was burned, and to which pilgrims of Freethought will come, from afar, aud stand with heads reverentially uncovered. It would be the most effectual way that we could say to religionists, as Galileo said to His persecutors, "The world moves." the two they will die natural deaths, for one is the support of the othc. I believe there are a great many The humbugs in this country. preacher is a humbug; the doctor is a humbug; the lawyer is a humbug, and Bob Ingersoll is a gold bug and you are a tumble bug, and you have got more to do than any of them, is you get all the filth of society balled up and rolled up Salt river, where the Democrats went last Fall to take a little rest. Wishing you the greatest success I remain a true believer in Moore and his gospeh Charlie, hit them hard aud hit them fast, and hit them just as long M. L. Robeuts. as you last. You do your part, aud do it well I'll give 'em all particler hell; We'll get the devil out that's in em Is you all hold 'em while I skin ' em. sully assist any one in obtaining formation who will ask for it. in- Midway, Ky., Dec. 18, Editor C. C Moore. Dear Sir: Mr. J. M. Hoge, attorney, returned, today, from Boston, where he had gone for the purpose of investigating the causes which produced, and the circumstances which surrounded, my sister's death. He is convinced that her death was due to accidental inhalation of illuminating gas, and brought, with him, letters from officials testifying to that fact. He also brought letters from people living at 47 SU Bololph street, where my sister met her death, saying that she conducted herself in a proper manner during startim'. j her stay among them. i I '. Laud ana a Living Are best and cheapest in the Great The northern farmer, New South. artisan, merchant, manufacturer, are all hurrying into this rapidly developing country as pioneers. The open climate, the low price of land, and its steady increase in value; the positive assurance of crops, with but little effort to raise them, all combine to turn all eyes southward. To assist in this movement, low railroad rates have been inaugurated over the Queen & Crescent Route from northern towns and viland lages, both round-tritickets being on sale at about half selling the usual rates. Round-trip- s on the first and third Tuesday of each month; tickets on the first Tuesday each month. Now is the time for you to go and Much has been said and writsee. ten about the fruit, grains and grasses along the Queen & Crescent Route and about its climate no blizzards and no sunstrokes. Summer nights are cool. Grass grows green ten months in the year. Less wear and tear in living than you'ye known in the north. A million acres of land at $3 to $5 an acre, on easy Now is the time to go and terms. see for yourself. Write to W. C. Rinearson, G. P. A., Queen & Crescent Route, Cincinnati, O., for such information as you desire before p one-wa- y one-wa- y Home Made Carriages, When you want a new vehicle of any kind, first oome ab4 see what we make, and how we make it, and wkt we will sell it for, and you will learn that Home Made Carriages are cheaper than imported work. Cor Walnut & Factory Short Str., Lexington, Ky. JACOB KRAU8& E. R. Spottswood & Son. DEALERS IN Lumber and Manufacturers of Sash, Doors, Blinds the subject. I am 82 years old, 'and have been a consistent freethinker ever since I This came to ysars of discretion. makes me about 18 years .'old in the faith. My early religious training was in Sunday J the this place, and I can claim that my I have life has beeii consistent. never, by word, act or deed, been committed to the Christian belies I believe I can claim the friendship of a valued friend of yours Mrs. Henry and feel sure that is ah open sesame to your savor. 1 have ;been profoundly grieved over the death of Miss Collins. "" She would bavq acquired a very great reputation as a writer, as she developed, and I regard her loss as a great backset to the intellectual progress of this country. Yours truly, School in Pardon I say you make ai great CINCINNATI & IOWA LINE Through Combination Parlor and Sleeper mistake in publishing or talfiilg any to Jacksonville, Illinois. notice of such letters as Drake D. G. Edwards, Clark's in last issue of the Blade. Passenger Traffic Manager' He is a bad one, and it is enough for you to know it. The letter by N. A. C. Mackie, of Golinda, Texas, is such as any Liberal can admire. Pardon again is I say don't keep up strife with the Editors of Infidel, Since the above was written the or Liberal publications. Above all writer has called upon me, and made things let us have peace in our own Fraternally, a favorable impression upon me. family. E. W. Councilman. He is a member of one 6f the a proper remedy A caustic learned professions, and two mem I am thinking of having a sew for all diseases. Respectfully, bers of his family are clergymen fav- Blades printed on asbestos, for the P. C. Mosiek. orably known to Lexington people. special purpose of lending to men My own experience has been that who are amictea witn Christian I am going to speak to you in a I could not find anybody to debate wives, so that the women cannot parable. I had a cistern that had an to me that is burn them. with me, and it seems old style suction pump in it and the there is a man in Lexington who beWhile it is true that all money water was not good, because it was lieves the Christian religion he is sent to the B. G. Blade is treasure so still it stagnated. I put afraid to say so in any public dis- laid up in heaven, and the more bucket pump in it, that stirred it to cussion. monev the brighter will be your the bottom many times each clay Is any gentleman of any recog- crown and golden slippers, we don't and the water got all good. qualification wants to accept want to drive a good horse to dfath. nized You remember that at the pool of this challenge I will do my part I am famous for my splendid mem- Bethesda the water would not heal toward consummating the discus- ory. I can forget anything that it anybody, until the angel stirred it. sion. is to my interest to forget. Send us Christians are great people to a memorandum of how we stand and West Sutton, Mass., Dec. 20. brag that they are rieht and all In- is I can't pay you back I will get Mr. Moore. when it romes to even with you by remembering you fidels wrong, but subDear Sir: Please find sustaining themselves in public dis- in my prayers. scription for the Blade, beginning cussion they have not the nerve to with the first copy that contains try it on. anything pertaining to the death of Goshen, La., Nov. 28, '9G. Miss May L. Collins, the remaining The First Letter That Wants a Mon- Mr. C. C. Moore. Hereafter wheu ten cents for your little boob "The Dear Bro. ument to Miss May I am at church and the hat is passed Quintette." ' How sudden and sad were the L. Collins. around, I shall take out of one pocket and put into the other, just what deaths of our young friend of genius I would give to the church were I a arid that of Samuel P. Putnam Greensburg, Ind., Dec. 22, "9G. It has now been just twoiyears Christian, and save it up until I get My Dear Friend and Brother C. C. a dollar, or more, and send it to the since I formed the acquaintance of Moore. B. G. B. to help the home mission of Miss Collins, through correspon dence, resulting from a similarity of I heartily indorse ypu in your sug- the good cause. gestion to raise, by subscription, a I think that would be a good way thought, or belies, and being nearl I fund sufficient to erect to the mem for all the brethren to do. It would the same age. ory of Miss May L. Collins,a suita never be missed. Words cannot express my sdrrow ble monument, and I want to be one The people all cry hard times and for her sad departure. We cannot of the first to show my love and I know lots of Christians who are no know what a suture would hava been svmoathv for one so near and dear better off, financially, than I am, hers; but how bright the prospect! And that she should be thus taken to the Liberal element of the United who have given from $5 to 15 to States. I donate, for that purpose Christ this year, beside the 5 and 10 when she had just come uponjlife's ten dollars, for which you can draw cent pieces from time to time. stage of activity, and had equipped on me, at any time, through the I shall make it a rule to support herselr lor denouncing tne wrongs Third National Bank of our city. my belies just as the Christians do. of the world, for the benefit Qf her The name of Miss May L. Collins fellow creatures, makes a vacant Yours fraternally, is a household word, and her soul place, not only in her familf, but W. F. Motley. was as pure as the light from the one among our workers foru'ight I suggest that her noonday sun. Franklin, Ills., Dec. 17, '0G. that cannot be refilled. Respectfully vours, bust be cut from solid marble. I Mr. Moore. would also request that I be one of WATERS tfllEIrS. Dear Sir: I have been doing 5x7 the committee to examine the draw- little missionai'3' work for vou Keep These Dates In Your Mind. ings, specifications &c. have gotten one subscriber to the I cannot find words adequate to Blade. December 22, January 5 19, Feb'May on express to you mv surprise on seeApril Send it to J. M. Reese, Norton-ville- , ruary ing the notice of her death in the Ills. I have one more that I these dates, agents of the Cinciiluati, Cincinnati Enquirer. Nothing ever will send in a short time. I am go- Hamilton and Dayton Railway! will gave me such a shock. Had I not ing to continue the war on Christ sell settlers tickets to points iujteu-tuckbeen sitting I surely would have and his apostles as long as I am perTennessee, Alabam, Georgia, fallen in a dead saint. mitted to live, and I don't believe 1 North and South Carolina. Florida, Now Bro. Moore, let us see what could get a better weapon of warfare Mississippi, Virginia and Louisina, can be accomplished I believe it will one way, at special low rates. PerI will give than the Blade. double that amount is needed for beat the jowbone of the ass in sight- sons intending to go south thislwin-te- r that purpose. or spring, will do well to call on ing Christians. Fraternally Yours, Your religion is very much like any agents of the C. H. & D. rRy., "View C. C. Burns, D. D. S. mine. I believe in the destruction wnowill not only furnish them with of the whisky traffic, but this will information as to the rates, bu$ will And I will try to give $10, and I never be until the Christian religion also obtain literature, descriptive of suggest as sollows: A tablet should is a thing of the past. the portion of the couutry to which be placed to the memory of S. P. Is we can succeed in separating they are looking. Agents will cheer- ? is Newark Valley, Now Jersey. Bro. Moore. I see by the last Blade Sunday, 13th that you have arrangements with your compositor to run the Blade another year. So far, so good. But I see you have marked on my paper the notice to delinquents to pay up or quit. Under the agreement between you and me I could not be considered a delinquent, but, under the new regime, I suppose I have to payup I will just not put up or shut up. I will have the Blue do either. Grass Blade is I have to sell my shirt, quit drinking tea and coffee, and cut myself down to two meals a day. t So tell your publisher to seud it along, J will manage to got the monev some how. I think I have got another victim interested in, the Blade, of whoin I Will, get, and send on, his dollar, very subscriber. short! v, as With next Sunday's Blade please enclose a copy of Sunday, the Gth, as I loaned that number to a friend, and his good Christian wise consigned it to the flames. So the'good work goes bravely on, No wonder you say of Christianity, in 'your Chicago speech, "It's the same old rattle snake with it's fangs pulled out." Letters received by Mr. Hoge, from persons who had called "upon her, and upon whom she had called speak highly of her. There were no wine or whisky The only botbottles in the tle there was one containing Blue Lick water. Is you desire 1 will ask Mr. Hoge to write you the particulars of his iuyestigation, or perhaps you would prefer to write them yourself, or see him personally. Hoping to hear from you at your earliest convenience. I am sincerely yours, Nat C. Coll'ins. I ft ( TTTTTS XU tor a (.omi)icte 5,00.00 prize story, a true love story of collese day?, and other interesting matter. The regular price of the hook is 'l't ets. Our business is to secure positions for teachWe have a ers in schools iind colleges. (silverori-tiinipsjpavs and General Koum sew vacancies in oilices. also. Southern Teachers' Tiureau.l.ouisville.Ky Address Finish. 180 E Main Lexington, WAGONS, PLOWS, Feed Grinders both Steam and Horse Power. and Power Cutting Boxes. Specialty. Fr.rmers wanting Farm Machinery, will find it to their advantage to get our Prices. " Sportsmen wanting Guns, vAmunition, &c, will find the best assortment at our place in the city. We make a specialty of sine hand-loade- d Nitro Shells. All our goods displayed at our Store 61 and 63 East Short. St. Your letter was uot priuted sooner, because I had Mr. Hoge's state11 r. -' ment and that of Medical Examiner Draper in another form, exposing the base misrepresentations of the CINCINNATI & CHICAGO LINE tragedy, but I would like to have, Parlor Cars on Day Trains. Pullman, Standfor publication iu the Blade, the ard and Compartment Sleepers on Night full aud minute account of Attorney Trains. The Finest in the world. Hoge. Please see him, and get him CINCINNATI J0LED0 & DETROIT to write it for me. -- Ky. STOCK SCALES Hand Wind Mills a The Michigan Short Line. Homer, Ills., Dec. 15, C. C. Moore. '!!(?. Parlor Cars on Day Trains, Pullman and Wagner Sleepers on Night Trains. Dear Friend: Inclosed pleaso find CINCINNATI, ST. LOUIS LINE P. O. money qrder for $1 to pay'for 2 Trains Daily, Parlor Cars on Day Trains, Blue Gk ass Blade one year in adPullman Sleepers on Night Trains. vance. rfrlSntr lip HV- 111i SMITH, WATKINS LEXINGTON. KY. & CO. is,-n- ww$y thi 1 &$gg!;WPJW' Qu een & Crescent ROUTE taches the principal cities of the South with a service of superbly appointed 'UrcuRli trains. Day Coaches and Sleeping Cars through to Harriman, Chatta-toogAttalla, Jinningham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, New Orleans, Atlanta, Macon, iA 'l'.nl.crtin-.illTVirnmrli .1rttn(r Pnr in TCnnwiltfv TTnr Rnrinnrs ... .. -- " -- -; , r- -ft r oa Asiiuviiie; ana irom v.nniianoogo io jacKson, vicKsourg, jjionroe Throutrh Tourist Sleepers to Los Angeles and i.l Slireveport. : Francisco. Choice of Routes to Texas, Mexico and California, $&i "-.r,-a, THE RATIONAL Shoit Line from the llluc Grass Cities to Cincinnati . TJ- .T.1..J... x ..... f.vit,iffnii '. . "t""ii,v" ., Pinr.it, tmli PniV P.irlnr fltirl Ohsprvn- f urn Cars between Cincinnati, I.exing'.oii and wl.jatauoosro. , V-l .i ur!.i;s or ii Sbreveporl. Afe -- i vi ! '.w'SrsI !a- Cbas. W.Zell, ci.v't AiJt , VV. C. O. Cincinnati, Rinearson, Q.F.A., Cincinnati, O. glSS?- - VIEW, WHEEL IN YOUR HEAD? IF YOU HAVE NOT WHY NOT YOUR BY WITH THe P60pl6's Friend, Cures any headache, dizai-nes- s or swell head. A sure cure for influenza, colds and neuralgia in head. (He Guarantees His Goods) CHAS. C. MOORE A Book of 373 pages neatly bound and 12-1- p ainly printed. Price WILSON 50c. Postage prepaid is a modern DUG CO., Lexington, Ky. The Wan Who Sells Good Groceries Cheap. 354 and 356 E. MARKET ST., It na Who can think of &ome slmplo Wanted-- An thin j to patent? your Ideas, ther may bring you wealth. Protect It. CO., Patent AttorWrite JOHN WK1DEKBUKN neys, Washington, D. C for their 1.800 prise offer end list of two hundred inventions wanted. Idea South Side, Near Preston. LOUISVILLE, KY. tionalistic Theology. of Is my friends will send me the of persons that they think might like the Blade, I will send hem copies free, though even one tent for each copy would help. A price list will be furnished to any one who desires it, and I will make an estimate on a bill of goods, Including frolght, to any part of the J- - w.wn country. - A BAPTIST DEACON TAKES THE BLADE IN PLACE Know auoui uuuguiv unrisuuniiy. Your Jesus was a wine maker and OF SIMMONS LIVER wine drinker, and taught that it was REGULATOR. right to drink it, and he said he did "not come to bring peace but a sword," and Christianity has murGreenfield, Ohio, Dec. 5, '!IG. dered millions of people, burning, at "Ex Rev. Charles C. Moore. You are a very bad fellow, and you the stake, thousands of good and inedit a bad paper. I, a deacon of the nocent men and women. You never heard of any organiza Baptist church, could not be induced to commit the sin of taking such a tion of infidels killing anybody. Is my paper cannot come juto paper, were it nor for the fact that I homes because it has like to read it, and the further con- Christiau sideration that to do so in conducive "grand truths" in it, it may stay out in the cold. to my physical health. Let me make you a square proposiSince I have been taking weekly doses of your vile little sheet I have tion. Is you can show me one single not been under the necessity of buy- passaire in the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelations, that says ing liver tonics, as I formerly did. Your most infernal paper makes thai a man ought not to drink liquor me laugh, sometimes, immoderately. I will leave infidelity out of the Under such circumstances I never Blade. Is you will agree to give up allow myself to inquire minutely in- Christianity I will give you chapter to the nature of the person or thing and verse for 15 or more instances recommending the drinking of liquor, that amuses me. aome of them positively commandIt would be irrational and in me, as a deacou, to ing to drink it. Now be fair with me, brother, and do so. Is I should over be churched for toe the mark, or be a little man, and taking your vile paper, and paying say you can't come to time. You have the majority on your for it, like an honest deacon shoujd do, I can advance the very cogent side, because thero is more ignorargument, in vindication of the act, ance and dishonesty than the reverse by insisting that I take it only as of these, but I am right, all the medicine, it being cheaper, and same, and you won't undertake to more effective, as a tonic, than Sim- prove that I am wrong. There have been sour Prohibition mons Liver Regulator, or any other liver medicine with which I am ac- papers in this State, all pious but mine, and mine is the only one that quainted. I could also assure the brethren, is lest to tell the tale. There is a Prohibition in such a dilemma, that the paper I take does not, and cannot hurt my sheet gotten up in Ohio, with a kind orthodoxy; for, as to my orthodoxy, of Kentucky' handle on it, called the lam sound except as t;o "eternal "New Era. It is edited "for revsire" and a sew minor points of doc- enue only. " There is nothing in it but a sew musty old Prohibition trine. Should the question ever be asked lies, sandwiched in between argu"What is it, or was it," that made ments to show that the grandest me laugh, and take on healthy sat, I opening for investment of the imcan reply, with my countenance mense surplus of money now buradorned with a kind of sardonic dening the American people is to smile, that I have read your charac- buy stock in the "New Era Publishterization of Grover Cleveland, who ing Co." you said was a "tub of guts," and of It is edited by a fellow named King Solomon whom you characteri- Thompson, who must be the owner zed as "a durned old hybrid of of Thompson's colt, the proverbial skunk and Billy goat, ' ' then there "fool" that "jumped over the fence are the smutty things you have said when the gate was open." He is awful pious, and went off about Billy Breckinridge, your cousin, and Sam Jones, your fellow from Prohibition with that pious Prohibitionist. fraud St. John that I have got just These sayings of your bad paper as much use for as I have for Saints have, more, than once,- - made me generally, to help Willie Bryan to I could not worship the silver calf that never laugh, out in meeting. help it. materialized. By the way, in 'your write up of You saw Sweeney the preacher, recently held and Ford, the busted Christian "The Infidel in Chicago. "you declare substan- whisky dealer and White the distially, that the three days you passed tiller, put me in jail in Paris and 98 there were the happiest and sun- per cent of American Christians and niest of your life, except the first 95 per cent of American preachers three days when you got married. vote for liquor, and as long as I vote I can relate a better experience. against liquor, as I have done, for My 23th girl and I have been mar- years, and as I klid "recently, when I ried 20 years, and the last of our voted for Levering, 1 guqss you will wedded life was happier and richer have to excuse me from leaving my with love than the first was, and "naughty infidelity." vet, during the first week, I could I like your "politics," but when it ,uot conceive of greater happiness comes to "religion" I don't like the than I enjoyed, gang you i un with. I guess you are Wp kiss as often, and more, thau off your trolly about my having in the days of our courtship. We slopped from a Prohibition to an inhug as much and longer aiid tighter fidel paper. I was an infidel for When we haye bicker- years before I heard of Prohibition, than ever. ings we, like good people, repent and soon aster T started the Blade and then kiss and make up, and the it was said in Lexington that it was last bliss is greater than the first. an infidel paper under the guise of Before I married my 25th girl, I Prohibition. I had been put out of had wooed, with fervent heart, 24' a bank and put off of a newspaper other bonny lasses. They all rejected because I was an infidel, before I me; but my 25th and last and sweet- started the Blade: You will find in est of all, took pity on me with a this, or the next, Blade, that a fool Pow-wo- give up your naughty Christianitv? You would think it absurd, and yet history knows nothing about"naugh- ty infidelity," and certainly does 500 names. panning out just as I told you all they would, and, of course, it will not be any better when he steps into old Grover 's hhoes the 4th of March. Why should it be, is Willie's financial policy and Grover 's financial policy are exactly tne same thing? The way to make business better is to stop the and the and put them both to work making honest livings, and put into honest business the money that is beiug wasted on the two, Kentucky whisky killed sour men in one place, a sew days since with a close call for three more wish I had some of that brand to send to the Iowa "furniture man" You see those big figures 295 up at the head of a middle column on the first page of my paper? Well, when they get to be 500 I will publish my last book, "Behind the Bars." A neighbor lady told me, the other day, that all oi my neighbors would buy "Behind the Bars" when it is published, and I suppose they would, and is all the people who think that. way would just say so to me I would soon have the requisite gin-sling- anything only tbe first flispatcJj. Received the .3 "Rational Views." Fraternally, JoiTnsoX gospel-slinge- r, Samson killed more people at his death than in his life, and it may be that the death of May Collins has made more sympathizers for "mental liberty" than her life could have done. It has shown to the world that the most marvelous intellect that Kentucky ever produced lived and died working against the Bible. C. C. Moore, D. D. BOOKS BOOKS Sold by C. C. Moore, Editor the B. G. Blade. I will oP send to any address any of th Books on the terms indicated. folkwllf Ie V Cleveland, Ohio, Dee. 19, '90. C. C. COI Dear Sir: Herein find a one dollar William Silverback, colored green Sam's promise to pay, on demand, which is to renew my subscription to the Blub Grass Blade for one year more. Lonir mav vnn wnvpl I am not of the same way of thinking as you, on some ideas, but like your style when you get aster the old liars called preachers. 1 Qive them H 11 all the time! , Cordially yours, , E. C, Baco.v. ' I&oov'b Book, "The Rational Vleca," OUtfe, H. o. ingersolib WORKS. Political $1 00 x Mr. Charles S. Brent, of Lexington, Ky., is the highest authority in the world on Blue Grass seed. Write to him for information, telling him that Rev. Mohammed Charles Chilton Moore of Lexington, referred you to him, and he will smile benig-uantl- y and give you all the informaI don't think it is tion you want. safe to trust me with any money. In the spring, about sheep shearing time, when I cut my hair, I will shake you out a peck and send it to you for a Christmas gist, as I am writing on Christmas day. You must not think you have been swindled is the grass comes up green instead of blue. The fellow who named it was color blind, or wearing blue spectacles. I don't keep any books, except religious books, to sell, but the $2 will be credited aster your name on the printed address of Your name is Bacon Buji you aint a hog, As my friend Kerr Is not a clog. Aint - The Ghoiti Voltaire Genius of Shakespeare ' Myth and Miracle Roscoe Conkllng, Humboldt, Life and Deeds of Thomas PsIsm Some Reasons Why Great Infidels, Views on the Religions Ontloefc Reviews of his Reviewers Oration on Decoration Da, Which Way, Gems of Thought, cloth, " " " paper, Is Suicide Slnt The Gods 44 Lectures, complete, cloth, The Age of Reason, " 00 The Rights of Man " 50 Theological Works, peeee. S Political -5 The Age of Reason 5 The Rights of Ma 5 The Crisis, " 5 Common Sense, 5 H H H 5 05 05 Volney's 05 OS iftscsixAjnwfm Ruins, by Volney, seae. Pocket Theology, by Voltaire uc v.umessionai Jjor unraaskes, I Jes H 1C3 C-.- ii, Jersey Hersey Case, Mistakes of Moses, Ingersoll's Answer to Talmag Everlastingly a Gettiu Talmage Theology, 3rd Lectors There? ggg The Bible 3-- C3 And, is you desire to read a very spicy, arraphic and most interesting Theologies! Works, doth, digest' of the proceedings of the Putnam Congress, in Brother Moore's peculiar and characteristic style a style not possessed by any other writer in America, or the world-s- end five cents for the Blue Grass Blade of November 29th. MY CHARLES C. MOORE. TH03. PAItnt'S WORM. x The Spirit of Truth, Testimonials of Thomas Pais. False Claims of the Church 05 Plain Talk, by Helen Gardener, A Good Word for the The Famous Romances of VolUlre. 00 The Unknown Life of Jases fltirtM OS 05 bv fiecnilti 05 An Bye Opener lor Americano, 05 uy ocguin, 05 Oration on Voltaire, by Victor Rem 05 w Lecterei on th TUt.1. 05 False Teachings of the Church, 05 05 S 19 J n)i s BOOK. 0. House of Representatives. Frankfort, Ky., Jan. C. Moore, Esq. My dear Mr. Moore: 29, your paper. The date aster each name shows the time to which each man is paid, : and I wish all those who see that they are behind would send in the simcleons as you have done. My young. 1 wish she had waited a sew more years before she undertook the work she was engaged in. But no avail now; the die is east. Again I am so sorry for her bereaved parents. Alas, and alas! Would it had been in mv power to thwart such sate. Sincerely, Charleston, SC, Dec. 14, '91;. dear Mr. Moore. That is sad and frightful news I read of Miss May. Won't some of the ghouls gloat over this heart rending incident? It is their nature to "point a moral" &c. Their God is in their own image and aster their own heart. I can hardly realize it. I am so sorry and pained at the young girl's tragicdeath. Had expected so bright a suture of her. She was still so person at the convention, this side of the Atlantic, who attracted the most attention, was Charles C. Moore, editor of the Blue Grass Blade. As to his personal appearance, the Chicago Chronicle had this to say of him: "The unique figure of the day was Charles C. Moore, editor of the Blue Grass Blade of Lexington, KyH Close in years to the marfc, shaggy in beard, his head surmounted by a mass of hair, ascetic in countenance and a giant in stature, possessed of a keen wit, he might fittingly be chosen by a sculp tor as a model of the intellectuality of infidelism. In appearance he has a striking resemblance to the portrait of Carlyle. " The reader will remember that last year in the April magazine we published, as the frontispiece of this magazine, Mr. Moore's likeness, and a sketch of, his life by that noted worttmr, Mrs. Josephins K. Henry' of The on sour-scor- I. I J e iron-gra- y Louis Levine. Is it any wonder that my conjugal life has been one of almost perpetual sunshine? She had been courted by 22 nice young men, all of whom had proposed to her and had been rejected. Just at this point my eldest daughter, a roseate, splendid girl of sixteen summejs,'has broutrht, from the office, the Blue Gkass Blade. O, wicked, most wicked sheet, but I will stop and read it. I need some tonic to stimulate my liver. "Angels and ministers defend me"! I have read it and felt stimulated. My; but didn't Mrs. Josephine K. Henry just give old Grover the very-.-- J. will ,not say what! And that article of yours on the skirt dance and Highland sling given by the Episcopal church in Lexington! I would walk five miles, at night, through rain, at any time, to witness such a performance, provided my 25th pirldid not object. Adieu, thou wicked apostate brother, and here is to your health of both body and soul, and $1 for continuance of the Blade. With respect I am fraternally, S. A. WOODMAN'SKE. vim. named Gibson, from Alabama, is blasting me because I am nothing but a Prohibitionist under the pretense of being an infidel. I shall proceed in the even tenor of my ways, and all them as doesn't like it can lump it. Bramwell, W. Va , Dec. 17, '90. Moore, Esq. .Dear Sir: Enclosed find money order for !3)2, for which you will please give me credit on your books. I was under the impression I had sent you ,?1 sometime ago, but I must have been mistaken. When I want your paper stopped I will write you, and, until then, you continue to mail it. I will try to manage, in some way, to keep you paid up. Money, owing to the great financial depression, in this section of the State, is a very scarce article, and hard to get. We hope the election of Major to the presidency will revive the business of the principal C. C. Mc-Kinl- Wheu Bishop Laud heard that Calvin had burned Servetus he took off his hat and thanked God. But infidelity 'has civilized most of the ghouls of that kind, and I only know of two persons that have spoken lightly of the death of May Collin's, and they were two rich, s'lly, Lexington Christian women, who are more to be pitied for lack of brains than- - scorned for having bad hearts. They are both daughters of drunkards. On the other hand. I have heard a number of Christian people speak sympathetically and kindly of her. Nor do I believe that when Inger-sol- l dies any man of any respectability will be glad of it; and while there will hardly be a preacher in America who would dare to express publicly his gratification at such an event, there, will be some who, from their pulpits, will express kindness for him. In one sense the death of May Collins has been a loss to us who thought as she 'did, while, in another seuse, it will be a gain; for even the Christians are bound to see her superiority to the typical fashionable Christian girl who strains aster fashion and goes to church and to balls for Mr. Moore made Versailles, Ky. one 6f his characteristic speeches at the convention, which, as the saying is, often "brought down the house." We advise our readers who did not hear the speech to send two two-cestamps to Lexington, Ky., for the Blue Grass Blade containing Mr. Moore's speech in full. Bliss May Li. Collins, the young lady Freethinkers of Kentucky, was very popular at the convention on accout of superior ability as a Freethought writer and speaker, for a person so young, she being not twenty years of age. Freethought Magazine. That's all right except that "fourscore" business. Is I ever meet that man I will score him until his hide won't hold corn shucks. This' Magazine, by H. L. Green, Is, all around a daisy. It's pure and clean, the best I've seen; And, is he gets the praise he Deserves, his name, on roll of same Will be written all the days he Lives, and when(he dies! why then We'll cherish what now says he. ' Something That WillBe ia tha Next Blade. her entertainment, and rear's the prayer book when May Collins read Plato. You are a good Woodman. See? Carlisle, Ky., Dec. 3, '!5. Bro. Moore. Herewith tind amount I owe you. Wish I could do more. Hate very much to give up the Blade. Always regretted its shift from a Prohibition to a religious (?) paper. Have been with you in sympathy all along. Sent you one of my last S5 Williams when wrongfully imprisoned in Know you have suffered for Paris. truth's sake. We need you so very much, can't vou give up vour naughty infidelity, to at least a limited extent; so that we Christian!, could allow the grand truths spoken by you to enter our homes, and aid in educating our rising generation in truth and ober-ness- ? Oh, the good you might be doing R. M. McGui'fin. is vou would work more for the Prohibition cause and better morals in I didn't care a durn for what the politics and religion. "furniture man" said. I was kickRe.speittully. R. C. Kino. ing about that $1.40 he was beating me out of. Iflshouil sav to vou Can't vou Willie McKinley and his nuance is branches of industry throughout the country, and that in the suture money will be more plentiful and times mucli better. Changing the subject; please don't sav anything more about the furniture man of Iowa, in your paper. There is nothing the matter with him except that he is a little cranky. I don't think he had any intention whatever of wounding your feelings. You are a little hard on the poor fellow. He only wanted to say something .for publication in your paper, in order to help you out,'and did not know just how to go about it It may be that the "moonshine" he handles out West is bad. Whv don't you advise him to u&e Kentucky whisky, pure distilled and unadulterated? When are you going to publish your last book? What will one bushel of Blue Grass seed cost me in Lexington, and, will you send it to me is I send vou the price? Louisville, Ky., Dec. 15, '9(1. Charles C. Moore, Esq. Dear Sir: Enclosed please find check of $1.50. The dollar is to pay for my subseriptiau to the B. G. B. for one year and the balance is for a copy of the "Ratioual View." You can also put me down for a cop3' of "Behind the Bars" aster you get 300 subscribers to is, ns w.int. tr hn tho 3111st. It is a pity that you have not nearly 500. It would give me greater satisfaction to be the last one. But don't get discouraged. You will appreciate your effort a great deal more when you have at last realized your wish. Friend Moore, keep up the good work. You are doing it in the right direction, especially in your sight for Prohibition. As, to your Infidelity I don't take any stock. I am a Jew, and believe iii a first cause and a hereafter. Hoping that you will prosper from now on, as you are taking a new lease on life as to the B. G. B. I remain your friend, Julius Pui.lips. T I have so much matter for my paper that I am behind in getting them printed. I have on hand, that will appear the earliest possible, article of the Boston Investigator, and my reply to it; and the 0th article of the debate between Pros. Wells and mvself, and the villainoLS defamation of the characters Of Miss Collins and Putnam, by Zachary. a Campbellite or "Christian'' preacher of Lexington, and my reply to it; also a letter from Mrs. Collins and a full account of the Putnam-Collintragedy, by Attor theanti-Prohibitio- n s ney Hoge who was bent to investigate it. ABOUT, THAT BLUE MARK. Please put on your blue glass spectacles, and look at that blue mark that will be up in the of the first page of the Blue Grass Blade, is you have not paid up, and send the simoleous, accordingly, so we wont have the blues. North-west.corn- Holiday Rates Queeu Route. & Crescent fare round trip from all Queen Cresent points selling December 22nd to 25th. and December 30th to January 1st. All ticket? good till January 4th to return. On sale to 14 & San Francisco, Dec. 14, 90. Charles, it was a great shock. Tell us all about.it. The world of mental liberty will mourn The Kentucky trinity i.s broken now onlv Mrs. Henry and yourself lest. Nothing in the pres- - today cannot find out point.s within 300 miles radius. ticket agent for particulars Ask Is my friends will seud me the addresses of persons that they think might like the Blade, I will send them copies tree, though even one Thought cent for each copy would help. I have read OF MY FBIENDS SAY your "Rational View," and I want ABOUT IT. 876 PAGES; NEAT- to say that I b,ve never read a work, LY BOUND; PRICE 60 CENTS. which, for its sire, contains more or more rational view concisely put, than your "Ratio! Offlos ef Independent Pulpit. ) View." Waco, Taut, Jan. 31, 1896. f I have no book in my library that Dear Bro. Moore. I think more Of, or that has afforded I had printed a notice of your me more genuine satisfaction aa4 book, "Tk Rational View," for the pleasure, or appealed to reason kc the January Pulpit, but, in the make such a degree as your valuable little up, it, vriik several other pieces, got book. Very respectfully vours. lest out. M. Kautkan. I regard splendid work, and 14 a wide circulation, not vish for The Hon. Moses Kaufman, as his only umang Liberals, but among name indicates, is a Jew, and yet Christiana & well. such is his reputation for intelligenee It la thought provoking, and, at and integrity that he is elected ey the same time, very entertaining. the Christians of Lexington, to Wishing you success in your l them in the State Legislawork, I remain ture. He has the finest infidel libYours truly, rary In Kentuoky, and he learned J. D. Shaw. the Bible in the original Hebrew. The "Rational View" written by The "Rational View," by Charles Oharle C Moore, one of the leading 0. Moore, editor oi the Blux Gab Rationalist of our time, is all that Bladb. It contains 370 pages nearits title indicated. ly printed and bound in oloth and k The writer grasps, with a firm sold by the author for 60 cents, whose Like hand, the torch of Reason. address is Cincinnati, Ohio. Thomas Paine his loading characThis is a work of absorbing inter-es- t, teristic is fearlessness of utterance. covering a wide rage of thought In the perusal of this book the brain and In a style calculated to impress will be shocked by the absurdities, upon the reader a deep and lasting and the heart by tit cruelties, of the Impression favorable to Liberalism. Bible. It is full of common sense, sploed In view of the tremendous conflict with wit and humor, but to no degree now going on between ancient ideas flippant and Insincere. Mr. Moore and modern thought, this work Is always entertaining, but in this should be read by thinkers and re- work he is at his best, and every book. tained as a reference Liberal should read It. Independent "The Rational View" sends a Pulpit. broadside bite the Bible craft that is now floundering around on the sea Washington, D. 0., Jaa. 24, ft. of superstltloa, laden with sears, Bear Brother Moore. myths and miracles, and the book is I consider your "Rational View," a most valuable contribution to the the best publication exliterature of Rationalism. tant, barring only Thomas Paine Josephine K. Henait. "Age of Reason," (which it greatly Versailles, Ky. resembles in many particulars) la that it is plain in its style, exceedMrs. Hesury, as an orator and a ingly well put, and absolutely unc writer, la Mm most prominent Ra- swerable. Anybody can read' It and tionalist m Kentucky. understand It, as is also the jtetJeael View. By Charles with the "Age of Reason," and that The point. I have no p 0. Meet. Fvbltehsd by the author. is the great tlece with these "higher criticism'' GO cents. B78 Pagee. Otetb, people who wade stolidly onward The eiiWei ef this beck is the settle ef the Blub Gbasb through limping pages of hifalutla Bljlbi, mw published at Cincinnati, slush, and never succeed in saying I like for people to sey This book was published in anything. Ohio. what they have got to say, without 1890, but has Just ooms to our notice. any lfs or andsjand that is what you Our readers will remember that a have done in the "Rational View." sew months since we published a read the book several times, portrait ef Mr. Moore as the frontis-pieo- s I have at intervals, and always with in1 ef this M&goaine, and a life creased Interest and pleasure. YoiA sketoh, by that popular Southern inimitable humor, which it see "Now Woman, " Mrs. Josephine K. you cannot'control, bubbles out conHenry. Mrs. Henry's sketch is, in adds a charm part, a condensation of this book, stantly, and,I think, opinion In my the to the work. whloh gives, In Mr. Moore's charac"Rational View" is one of the best teristic style, the history of his evobooks of the day to put honest peolution from an orthodox clergyman ple who read it to doing some honest to a radical Freo Thinker, and the and serious thinking. evidences that Induoed the ohange. Yours fraternally, It need not be stated to people A. 0. QniSENBERBT. who road the Blade that it Is an inThose tensely Interesting volume. Mr. Quisenberry is a member ot who read the first chapter will b the Fllson Club, and is an accomloaJh to lay tho book down until plished historian and journalist. they haye road rt ontlro. This book ought ta have t&Anr purchasers. Is my friends will send me the sA Thoe wfa dstslra a copy should ad- dresses of persons that they thine dress the Bum 2U.fia Blads, enclosmight like the Blads, I will seee ing the prioa. H. L. Grosn, la Free them copies free, though even M&gsoi&o. SOME! 'THE RATIONAL VIEW." WHAT llua res-rese-nt Lib-ora- . free-thoug- ve well-know- n eoh copy would hula. MOORE VS. THE RIGHTS OF paper. MAN. (CONTINUED FROM PAOE 1 ) say something that has no sense in it, and it may not amount to much; but when you print anything, over your own name in a paper of the 'wide circulation" of the "Investi-tor- , ' and it has no sense in it, you have done something you cali't reLet me give you another piece of Advice is, the only literary advice thing 1 have to give away, and I will make you a Christmas present of this. The next time vou want to write anything on the liquor question, get some where, by yourself, and note carefully every word that you write, and don't say anything that you are not certain is the very best you can say , then go over it two or three times and study every word in it, and six it the very bost you possibly can, and then stick it in the sire, and you will have gotten all the of writing without taking any chances on having some old coon like me to expose your ignorance, and when you grow up to be a man, and are as ola as your Pa, intellec-tuarentertainme- call. . and he will be dead and you will leave that "Jr.," off the tail end of your name, you will be glad that that durned old "Blatherskite," in Kentucky, gave you a pointer. You ought to begin on something smaller than Prohibition and Constitutional law. For instance "The Cow" is a pood subject for young writers. Start out by saying, "There are a great many different kinds of cows, such as Moscow, Krakow and Mrs. O'Leary's cow that burnt up Chicago. " Then name the cows that have figured in history; for instance the "cow that jumped over the moon," and the "cow with the crumpled horn, that hooked the dog, that worried the cat, that killed the rat, that ate the malt that lay in the house that Jack built. " My beginning as a writer was when I was about 12 years old, and had a school mate named Sam Sloan. I wrote a series of essays on "The Crow," and Sam wrote a series on ' 'The Hog. ' ' These two subjects engaged, our literary attentions the day evenings. Sam was the prize essayist of the school, but I was a good second, aSd I always thought that Sam could not have got away with me except that he had one extra kick, or lick, with his tongue that I could not get onto. I tell about Sam iu "Behind the Bars," that I wrpte when those Paris devils had me in jail. I am satisfied now that I will never get the 500 subscribers for "Behind the Bars, 'but about 20 years aster I am dead I will get to be famous, and then some fellow will find "Behind the Bars ' stored away iu nice manuscript in my post mortem effects, and will print it and make $1,000,-00- 0 out of it You don t seriously expect me to every Friday evening, we had a more appreciative audience than the Blue Grass Blade has ever had. But Sam had one advantage of me He was a facial artist, and licked out his tongue all the time he was leading his "composition. " He was an orphan and had never had a mother to teach him to wash his face, and it never was clean any further than he could reach with his tongue on Fri- greater part of one session, and, on do start a moral school it will be at mv home "Quakeracre, " and is you get "a piece of ground next to Mr. Moore, and start a" store to sell whisky, like molasses and vinegar, I shall certainly get a shot-gu- n and blow the top of your head off. Now you havent had sense enough to be entertaining, but is you will trot out your man Mehdu'm. and let him dare to endorse what you say in that last paragraph, you will see the fur sly like a couple of Kilkenny cats had disagreed on the free silver distilleries and little breweries and little saloons, and all the little children got on little drunks and pull their little pistols and blow out each How charmother s little brains. ing to contemplate1 Look here, Larmer, you folks may think us Kentuckians heathen, like old Grover did of all the West, and it is a fact that there arc a great many things that the average Kentuckiau does not know, but is there is anything that a Kentuckian does know about it is whisky, and here where the "moonshiners and the Govern ment detectives are always shooting the stuffing out of each other, the people would laugh at your fairy tale about the children being taught to make whisky in New York. You say "the preachers are telling a great deal of truth nowadays. " I am glad that, aster so long a time, they have gotten at it, up in your part of 'the country, but it has not struck Kentucky yet. All of these things are fads, you know, and is preachers get to telling the truth up North it will finally get s South, like bicycles and spirit and theosophy and toothpick shoes, and breeches for women, and all those things, and, when it gets here, I will go to church, a sew times, any how, just to hear how it sounds, but I believe it would make me laugh out in church to hear a preacher stand up in a pulpit and tell the truth. Yes, I am "conceited. " I rather brag on it, and really don't object to a man being right smartly conceited is he has anything to be conceited about; but a conceited fool makes me tired. Now don't get mad and say I called you a "conceited fool. " I never said it, 1 did not even use your name. And now let me give you another pointer, I have gone through some pretty tough places, and is there is any hell I think there are a dozen or two men who will be roasted for what they have done to me, and mv strongest inclination to religious orthodoxy is to hope that they will be about a dozen from Paris and that many from Lexington, and a sew more of these damned thieves who beat me out of the price of the Blade, and then write me insulting letters about it but there is only one man that I now regret that I did not kill; I don't know his name and he neyer did anything to me but try to sell me a lightning rod, but is I ever rap-ping- The idea of having a man like that to read my best jokes would give me the nightmare. I suppose at the Kindergarten schools in New York they have little MORE EDISON WONDERS. His Scientific Achievements. IT'S TRUE Foundry, agents of Chot Pros. P!lx L, OawaU Thiaka f "Tfce Rntloaol View." J. Will MoCormlck. W. IU CoeknB Tho Groat Inventor Still Adding to The Kentucky Copper Work? and Iron ; By the Aid J. M. McCormUV. of Flit l.iltmt Invention He Looks Through Two ami at JI!f Feet of Solid Wooil Ati In- drat!gikbl Worker. The size, or Atlas Engine Works, question. But your man Mendum will never do it; that is "harldly ever " THE BLADE FOR ONE CENT Persons willing to assist in circulating the Blue Grass Blade can have it sent from this office by sending me the addresses of persons and one cfnt for each address. When they specify what issue they want sent I will send that is I have the papers, and is I have not that issue will send some other one. I will send any number, large or small and I respectfully ask friends of the Blade thus to assist it. It will not only assist me financially and thus lay up treasures in heaven for the "cheerful giver," but may be the means of affording spir itual food to "some forlorn and shipwrecked brother, who seeing may take heart again, "some Sabbath when he is Providentially debarred from going to the sanctuary of the Lord. O, brethren, in these degenerate days when the means of grace arc scarcely more in number than the teeth of hens, and men have gone off to worship the silver calf and the golden bug, let us so act in thus shedding the benison of the B. G. Blade that in the great day of the world's assize we may not have io stand with the William goats H & D Commercial mile tickets, sold at 20 will hereafter be good on the following roads Louisville New AlVinm- & Chicago, Michigan Central, between Toledo and Detroit, Terre Haute iM luclianpolis, Peoria, Decatur & Evansville. Indian.innlis T)a- catur & Western. N. Y.. P A. O Div Erie, Dayton & Union, Findlay, rort Waynes western, iNew York, Chicago & St Louis; Toledo, St Louis & Kansas City, Baltimore & Ohio, west of Pittsburg and B & O Southwestern, Cleveland. Terminal se Vnllov PittolmviT & Western, Columbus, Hocking Val- vev Toledo, uieveland, Lorain & Wheeling C Ben-woo- answer that racket aout "morphine, opium and paregoric " You read that in some liquor paper, somewhere, in some saloon you had stepped into for the purpose of conducting a prayer meeting. I suppose you could p"t ail the morphine, opium and paregoric in Lexington iu one beer keg, while there are probably 10,000 barrels of whisky there, and there is more simon-pur- e unadulterated hell to the gallon in Lexington whisky than there is in a hogshead 6f paregoric. Down here they seed babies on paregoric but you can't get u Kentucky Colonel to fool away hib time on that kind of tipple. Yes, it ou mer come to i Kentucky, you ercise your natural and artiinwl lglit to load yourself to the muzle with Itnurbon bug juice, but, for pity's MiAr ilm t get off any of that racket about paregoric, people would laugh at ou, and ask you is you wouldri t lik to have some catnip) tea That ' Norway' business tar off to be interesting I think I ha e gotten a letter from some man up there, or at Stockholm, in Sweden, perhaps, and that a sew Blades may have strayed up there, and I published a part of a letter in the language of one ot those countries though I believe they have the same language but the B'lade is not well enough known up there to make these affairs about liquor an object of interest to me, and so I will not allude to it Is the "Investigator ' has a "widei circulation" thaD the Blade, I suppose the "Investigator" has some subscribers in the moon and some of the circumjacent planets, as the Blade seem to get around pretty much all over this world Let me suggest another thing to you When you go to tell a lie try to tell one that at least somebody will believe . Is I thought the Blue Grass Blade went to a man who was fool enough to believe that, in New York, the school books teach children "how to distill whisky and other liquors from corn wheat and barley," I would stop it, and keep his money, is he had paid for it for 40 years in adanee I don't want any man who is as big a fool as that to take mv With his fluoroscope Thomas A. Kdi-so- n can now Ir.ok through 2 feet o solid wood. Nothing; better illustrates the tremendous progress he lias made In his experiments. When the announcement was first mode that Mr. Edison had perfected nn apparatus that enabled him lo look through eight inches of wood the whole world man eled. Many persons doubted the possibility of it Now eight inches of wood offer only a slight impediment to the eye under the X ray and there have been times, when the conditions were peculiarly faxorable, thatMr. Edison has penetrated a sheet of steel of an inch in thickness. Porous bubstances, like cork, for example, practically offer no obstacle at all to the fluoroscope. Through three feet of cork objects may be seen as distinctly as though there was uooDstruc-tio- n at all, and there is reason to believe lhat a cork wall of a sufficient thickness 1 1 obscure the ision could notbe setup. "As matters are moving now," declared one enthusiast, who was watching Mr Edison at oik recently, "he will soon be able to look clear through the earth into China." And this idea must occur to everyone who sees the wondeis that nre being perfected at the wizard's laboiatory in Orange. As for Mr. Edison himself, he says that he only wants to perfect his vacuum tubes, so that they will stand "32 lamps" that is, tho power used in .12 ineandescent lights and then one may see through anything except the earth. Mr. Edison's enthusiasm and energy continue unimpaired The things he has already accomplished, marvelous as they are, have only w betted his appetite for more. He sticks at his experiments day and night. He does not seem, to know what fatigue is. For 48 hours at a stretch he keeps going at times and then he stops only long enough to snatch sour or Ave hours' sleep, when he is up and at it again. He never leaves the laboratory now. n Mrs Edison has gone on a visit to friend, and this gises him perfect freedom to do as he likes While his wise was in Orange she compelled, him at times to come home, going to the laboratory aster him and to stir until he consented to go with her to their house, across in Llewellyn park. But he grudged the sew hours he had to spend aw ay from his and though he is a most 'rffectionate husband it is doubtful is he did not hail his wise's trip with enthusiasm. Not the least remarkable th ii about the wonderworker is the maimer in which he manages to infuse his own enthusiasm into the people all around him. His assistants are as earnestly interested in the work on baud as he is himself, and remain with him constantly. "Quitting time" has been entirely abolished at the big laboratory From the meanest laborer iu the place I o the chief assistant, nil hands stay wjlh the chief far into the night. The reporter lest the place at midnight, and there were then no more signs of rest thau there had been at midday Mr. Edison himself was as lively as a cricket. Between tunes at the "lamp," as he calls his vacuum tube, he skipped and danced about theplace, cracking jokes, telling sunny stories nnii acting j.s frisky as a boy justjoutof school. Vet he had not closed an eye in 24 hours "Tired?" he said, in a surprised tone. "Certainly not This isn't work. This is sun, and lots of it What do we wajit lo get tired foi ? We'll keep at it until six- - or seven o'i lock in the morning and then we'll go to sleep fora little while." N. Y. Journal. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN OTTERS X-rth rel-isin- g m, i Are now prepared to sell you any description, of Engine and Boiler, upon better terms than you can ev-j- r get any where else. R. D. & B. F. WILLIAMS. LEXINGTON. KY. 50 CENTS A YEAR TO AGENTS. FOR THE BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 want every body, every wheie, to act as agents for the Blue Grass Blade, and to any one who will send me $2 50, or more, for subscriptions for a year, I will send the Blade, to any addresses for 50 cents a year. The regular price is $1 a year, and Agents can, therefore, make 50 cents on each paper. Charles C. Moore Midway, Ky., Feb. 23, '98. Foremost among the Freethought productions of the present decade, abounding in many important little hints on geology, chemistry and evolution, stands "The Rational View" by Charles C. Moore, the interest in this unusual little book inon recalling the creasing fact that it was written during a period when Its author was reviled, persecuted, insulted and subjected to the fury and fanaticism of Christian bigots, who sought to stay him by threats and intimidate him by ten-sol- d sear. Compared with its contemporaries "The Rational View, " like its author, assumes an attitude almost unique, repudiating, as It does, all theories that soar beyond the senses, that are sounded upon hope, refusing to let the light of reason shine; with Ernst Haeckel, Ludwig Buchner, Feurbach, Harriet Martineau, Frances Wright, Lewis and others, denying the scientific value of deism, theism and all modern forms of theosophy that deal with the absolute and final; even mistrusting the doctrine of the unknowable, like Buchner regarding it as the old theology in a new disguise, observing therein a tendency to reconstruct old creeds 'a a somewhat modern fashion, and to lay behind the ohemioal discoveries of the past century, which have proven, almost beyond a doubt, the of a Creator, and the of matter and force. True to the minutest prinoiples of philosophy, seeking to enhanca the beauty and boldness of Jesus, by viewing him as a natural man, strong, logical, earnest and olear, "The Rational View" is just the book to inspire the old and instruct the young. Read it, and it will set you to thinking; believe it and it will make you sincere. Mat L. Oollikb. Miss May L. Collins was born in Midway, Ky., in May 1876 and the month in which she was born has been called May ever since then. For Intellectual endowment and scholarship, for her age, she is without a peer in the whole world among Infidel workers, nor do I know her superior, of any age, in America. Louisville, Ky., March 11, "96. Dear Bro. Moore. Your "Rational View, ' since the day of its arrival, has occupied my thoughts, and weighed upon my soul till I must take this method to unload a portion of my Impressions. 1 have been grammar-drille- d (woe Is me) Into five different languages, and It would be no t Bay that I have read three thousand different books, but this is only the third time that a work, expressing views largely opposed to my own, has kept me awake at nights, and tempted me to repeated perusals. My last experienoQ of that kind was with Charles Fourier's Defence of Socialism, my second with Car-lvle- 's Latter Day Pamphlets. I cannot argue mysolf into a spark of enthusiasm for a revival of Feudalism, and feel a dreadful misgiving that the party of the Christian Work-hous- e oranks will inaugurate the most odlus despotism the world ever saw; but, for all that, I read d and those two boolcs with ever increasing interest. For a similar reason I can recom mend your "Rational View" to all readers of the English language. The retail price of one dollar (Price of Rational View is 50 cents Editor) will get them nearly sour hundred pages of more attractive reading than they have been offered 6lnce the publication of Sidney Smith's satirical essays. Is I agreed with all of your conclusions I could be less sure on that point. But judging from the experience of a partial dissenter I predict that your converts will almost worship your booic, and that thousands of nominal Christians will, by turns, smite their repentant breasts and hold their laughter shaken sides. Some of your remarks upon the Old Testament, I confess, shocked me as is I had seen you strike Rabbi Kaufman with a Kentucky hickory club. ! have enjoyed your book more than any othover-estimare-rea- Lexington Lumber and Manufacturing Co. Is annfaetnret and Dealers In Rough and Dressed Lumber. Yard, Office and Factory: Lexington, Ky. At tfcs C sc a M. Cmtim Phone 166. MUSIC! RUflOll 06 ROO06, nw..m .""VuLi? er literary product of the last twenty years. I have read It until I could almost reproduce it from memory; first for its wit and humor, next for its historical revelations, but also as a study In polemics and English composition of a kind one does not come across in Catholic European gram Its logio well or ill mar schools. directed is Irresistable. Is It ever gets fairly launched It will olear out more synagogues than Jew baiter Btoecker. It is but fair to say it will do the same for many Ohrlatlaa r - ":fttrtafcjl 'v- - Teacher Ot m makes the hunters angry. Otter hunting is ilono with dogs and men. They go whooping up stream on the otter's trail, the hired men keeping in the w.itei in a line tojn event, the animal's tin ning down stream, as Uip beast cannot he trailed while goingdown. The dogs come up with and tear tho otter to death, is the hunt is successful, but often the otter will whip any dog in 1 Otter Hunting a Sport Vrrv Much P- joyed by Englishmen Otter hunting is a spot t o. mjch enjoyed by Englishmen The otter is a great fish eater and that is why the fishermen feel themeles compelled to kill it. Snnm angling clubs and societies otter rewinds for otter kills, and that CHESAPEAKE E & OHTO R R. yster Division Departure The tin Bow An English otter of over 30 pounds' weight is a lug one, and sew reach that weight The biggest one remembered weighed 17 pounds, and was killed at .ilr 1 The Queen and f!rnsrAnt. t.ins are the finest trains run in tVioKrnfn of Kentucky. tour, daily trains to Cincinnati connect with the main highways of the Great Trunk Lines of t.ho TCWf!, ' West and East. This is the linp Washington, New York, Boston and the East Tne Queen and Crescent connects with everv line out of Cincinnati. Incomparable Service. streams opposite clearings. Sometimes the animals are seen on the iceUy rabbit hunters, and are shot at, but sew of the wounded or even killed creatures are recovered, since they are usually on the s, See near and is merely wounded go under the water and drown rather than let a man get them. Their last kick is an endeavor to get out of reach. N. Y Sun. Eerery, which is thought in its neb-ulostate borders closely upon the land of Bleep, by which it is bounded as fcr a nattiraT frontier. Hng-oair-hole. was caught in Skeggles water, Westmoreland Some Englishmen used to eat the hearts of the animals, considering them to be tine The Amenran otter is a sly animal, which is not often lulled by a gunshot and as seldom Uiken with trap, since nothing but the utmost care in setting and baiting the trap will deceive it. Once in awhile trout fishermen see otters along an Adirondack stream, and otter trails are common on the ice back in the woods, or on snow-cover- thorp, near Warwich. A .Morehead Accomodation , arrive Moreheud 11, 20 am. Like the Blade the "Rational 11 23 am New York Limited. F F. V , arrive at Washington 0 50 View" has not come to bring peace 5:1 pm v am. New York 12 but a sword; but all the better, I say. pin Mt Sterling Accommoda "Woe be to them who are at ease' telling 7 33 tion arrive Mt in these gin and Jesus times I pm. Like those of the Bladx, the readArrivals. f7-3am Mt Sterling Accommoda ers of the "Rational View" with tion leave Mt Sterling 0 25 am the exception of the most logio proof 8 00 am Eastern Express leaves bigots will be permanently enlisted New York S 00 am, Washing- in the warfare of discussion which, t3:45 pm Morehead Accommoda sooner or later, must lead to the vie T. L. Oswald. tion, leaves Morehead 1 20 pm tory of truth. pm New York Limited, F F V , leaves New York 5 20 pm. Pros. Oswald is a Belgian who, as Washington 11 10 pm a soldier under the Emperor Max- imlllian was shot through both Louisville Division' lungs, In Mexico. Departures. 8 15 am Louisville Express, arrive I regard Pros. Oswald as the most Frankfort 9 10. Shelbyville learned of all American champions 9 59, Louisville 11 00 am of Rationalism. His tribute to m G35 pm F. F. V Limited; arrive book and Mrs. Josephine K. Henry's 7 3r. Shelbyville Frankfort sketch of me, in the Chicago Free Louisville 9 15 pm Thought Magazine, have paid me foi Arrivals 11 15 am F. F. V Liirited, leaves living had there been nothing else. Louisville 8 30 am, Shelbyville 9:28, Frankfort 10 15. Express THE INDEPENDENT PULPIT pm Washington A Liberal Monthly, established leaves Louisville 5 30 p m, Shelbyville G 26, Frankfort 1883, is published by J. D. Shaw, 7 0S. Editor and Proprietor, at 112J N. Note All passengers for Louis- 5th Street, Waco, Texas, for $1.50 a " ville division must buy tickets at C. year. Bro. Shaw, take him, all around, & O. Ticket Office in Phoenix Hotel or at C. & O. depot. All trains start is as sine a man as any man can be But, from depot in rear of Phoenix Hotel. who is not a Prohibitionist. barring this defect his heart and tExcept Sunday. Daily. brain are full of the most advanced J. G. Cramer.CT. A., ) Lexington ideas for promoting morals and hapKy . piness. G. W. Barney, D. P. A., Is you have not seen his magazine H W. Fuller. G. P. A , Washington, Lsejd him 15 cents fora sample copy DC t8 30 am churches. No person gifted with a vestige ol common sense can read your book AND through and doubt that you have exploded the supernatural origin pre- ADVANCED PIANO PLAYING. tensions of Christianity as they hav never been exploded before (the drawback to my entire enjoyment of that seat being only the circumStudio Albert KrelP stance that, in point of mischievous-nes- s, the superstition of the Gall-lea- n Piano Store, u8 W. Bedlamite is the merest trifle compared with his street, Cincinnati. But the best about your work is the moral force born of deep inspired and long stored conviction that enables you to send your apMr. R. deRoode, teaches in Lexpeals home. Your arguments are of that kind that will not let one rest. ington, Ky., every.MONDAYJ'at.32 They "stick to the memory like carpet tacks sired from a bean shooter," Rose Street. to use a Yankee simile. VOICE CULTURB at 4th 16-1- Send for description oifc,, tho famous O.I.C hogs tvo of which, weighed .308 lbs. Sold 15G7 in I6C5, for breeders. First applicant from each locality secures a pair ON TIME ana an agency. LB. Sill tr Co. Cleveland, 0. VJ L. B. Silver is a full fledgediFree thinker and Prohibitionist. Itwas he who offered the first resolution in the Ohio State Convention and organized the Temperance element of Ohio irto a Prohibition party. KENNEDY & MASON, DEALERS IN Printina Presses. 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