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Digital page images are linked to the text file. f444 t j ir1Liq l- j3 I BLUE GRA BL enD t4 tkf 1q7W THE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOQ fe MY RELIGION TOM PAINS DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THM DOUNTO YOU CONFUCIUS T b BY r A HEATHS a IN TilE INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY JSIOO A YEAR IN ADV A CEifED VIII NO3 LEXINGTON ICY SUNDAY 1l LIZUARY 19 E M 299 100 A YEAR LEXINGTON KY tTERMS OF THE BLADE 1 iVsuefor one year 100 oi6 250 10C II 8400 I 20C Ut700 Jt50t r 1500 100 2500gV Address all Communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE- Lexington Ky Published WEEKLY at 100 par year ln Vance i f Printeryldg tEntered at the Post Office at Lexing f as Second Olass Mall eaohforf CoatiIThe BLADE will be sent for a year to any 100 addresses in United States for 2500 l Club Rotes and Sample Copies The BLADE will be sent for 50 CTS YEAR for any order for five I OR Sample copies will be sent free AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Any body any where any time I can be an agent for the BLADE by sending 2 cent each for 10 papers or more or by sending 50 cents each for 5 or more subscribers ad dressed toEdltor Charles C Moore r Lexington Ky j WHAT THAT STAR j LIKE THIS MEANS WHEN rv YOU SEE IT AFTER YOUR NAME f t There are many instances in which I believe from various reasons that persons would take the BLADE if they see several consecutive copies of it when they might not do it just from seeing a single issue They are generally such persons as write for sample copies and per myfriendsIn many of tbeso cases tho BLADE will be sent to them marked with a this after their names on their printed address which will show tho date at which tho paper starts to them In these cases It is of courses de sired that tho parties pay for the paper at the regular rates SI a year for a single paper or 50 Cents papersIf seen the paper long enough to determine whether they will want it I most respectfully ask that they may either rCgularit and I will do so with thanks for the courtesy If friends of the BLADE know of p rftoni whd do not take it and who Uthoykuw statlt1gtJa What the B G Blade Wants yExUltou Ky wants tho following 1 Such a suppression peaceably if possible by force if necessary of the Christian religion in the United States as will stop the rending of tho Bible hi thopuhli cboolg the payment of chaplains out of public treasuries the giving of public money for any religious purpose the exemption of church property from taxes the enactment oS laws and prosecutions for anything said or written against religion or against any roigioua dogma hogma or- T igmB 2 Tlje suppressionbylaw if pos slble iy force if necessary of the lu1uor traffic except for medical and other scientific purposes 3 The right to vote to be given to women as to men 4 Such educational qualification to vote at will enable one to read in telligently in somo language the Constitution of tho United Status 5 Special natioual legislation to improve the condition financial and educational of Negroes and Indians 0 An International Cougrsds to arbitrate differences between nations 7 The publication and dissemina tion by the United States Govern ment of tho most competentopinions of scientist on the aoxual relation 8 The government ownership mid operation of railroads telegraphs long flistaneo telephones steam boats and steam ship lines between this government and Europe and tins government a u d China Ii a jit till without regard to race or sex 10 The coining of all gpld aud silver of which coinage is asked by its owner by the government of the United SUites at Actual cost of such coining for the benefit of its owner and tho making of such coin legal tender for all debts public and private 11 The National ownership and operating of coal and metal mines sufficient to supply the demands of this government for those articles 12 The compulsory education to the extent of learning to read and write of all children that arc capable of such education resident lu tbo United States and whose parents aro citizens of tuia government 13 Tho enactment of laws that shall without prejudice disparagement or discrimination for or against rich or poor tend to stop any possible general tendency to maKo the rich richer and tho poor poorer 14 Tho substitution of imprison ment for life for capital punishment by an amendment to the Na tional Constitution 15 Tho abolition of all tariff and substitution of free trade and direct tax for revenue 16 The disbanding of the army and navy of the United States further than is necessary for domestic police regulation Those Who are Helping the Blade on the Club Plan Beginning Out 14 98 those who have hnlpcd the BLADE on tho Club Plan nro as follows RL Baker FortFalrfiold Maine S25 Louis Levino Charleston S lIBgerstlwnD Golindo Texas 4i AcsoulaHus 5i M V Thomas San Francisco Calif S250 Alex Porter Elva Man Canada 5 T Hays Davis Ills 3 M Rowe Redmon Ills S20 V H Perkins Chicago 10 DrA 0 Mackio S150 H L Peak Shawnee Okla250 Samuel Fuller Watson Minn 250 L P Arnold Carlisle Ark J H Al corn Wallacovillo Pa 150 R T Shaw Corinth Iy S250 0 0 lIIarsto1JMont 250 Friend Marl Mass 25 James K Sears McKoy Ore 2 50 Sander Soil VogelWestReed Brighton Ind 5520 JF B ArbucVte Forest City Iowa S250 250jNX D Estes Corning Ark 250 FT Perkins Punda Gorda Fla i50r CHAS Cs MOORE Sentenced to the Ohio State Prison for Two Years REPORT OF THE TRIAL It was a which few men have- opportunity to observe in a life time A white haircd man whose years at are few bcstsittng in the seat of Justice sentencing another raau likewise gray with age to imprisonment for two years for a few trivial words sent through the mails Words which to the student of sociology or lIb rallym1Dded man cannot be twisted into any shape as to ren der them indecently offensive words which somo of the best lawyers and judges in this city have declared obsconUrThe dllTerentlyItothers it is pure and beautiful politicaiin the judgments of another The various religious factions hate each other The various constructions dogmusbayoture each other There is In reality religiousjusticeabove party religion friendship and kindred even can mankind look for justice It is for this reason that justice is represented as blind William the District Atlor ney and Judge Thompson who pros ucutcd and sentenced Mr Mooco may hpnesUy believe tfe toy have p Vk a just sentence in depriving Miv Moore of his liberty taking him from his family and confining him in tho penitentiary for two long years As I said before different people will place a different con struction upon a statute or dogma and do so both naturally and honestly The weight ora single word thrown nations into violent ills pute both sides fighting to tha death in justiceReligious dissenter to the stako honestly be lieving that justice demands that their shall be no difference of opin ions on ghostly subjects The Pur itaius honestly believed that justice was meted out to the man who jlssinShIshave honestly believed that her sen tence of death to the Queen of Scots was a just deed but it is recordedof her that she never slept well thereafter There aeo noquestions which involve sociologtealtions are only in a state of develop ment What seems justice to one seems persecution to an other Take the divorce question for instance Somo of our religious creeds say there Is no justice in granting a die vorce for what God too priest hath joined together let no Judge the mortal presume to put asunder- It is altogether tho way different factions are taught to view these things The Catholic teaches that it is immoral lustful and lascivious remalryThemoral and virtuous Both may honestly entertain these different ideas el justice and both may bo honestly right in some cases and both again be honestly wrong It Is aquostlon which involves human affections and never was the man born so wise as to be able to comprehend the nature the wants and happiness of the heart of another or uecldo the laws which shall govern it The growing evil of divorce tho marital and unfaithfulness which leads to murder and suicide thoyearly prostitution of hundreds of thousands of somebodys daughters the secret abuses of youth venereal and other diseases which prop ogato consumption and insanity the dense ignorance of procreative law which incapacitates throefourths of mankind from making proper mari spreadingthought of without a feeling of shame surely make tho proper knowledge sex the greatest mor al Issuethe most vital issue in this country today Every political and military question before this country today is a trifling insignificance bo side it The hush which Is put upon the sex question only tends to vuluurizo it Is it hotter to have a free and open discussion of theso r p 1 i ff1 questini thM youth may bn en gheadlongd progressingPeopleswill ideas as to what it1lilt in this direction and as to the hist methods of vitalising and solving sooial evils Homo think thq pres Oat iiajytnonial arrangement has as near as it ran be solved others lukhsg abroad over the field of maritalifnfidelity audthc byways of el1vorrl prostitution and vice think it ImS not solved One is suro it it is never publiclyraseussed it will never bo any bolt S and if never any bolter it is bO ncl1o grow worse especially as this nation grows in wcaltb for it is the httary of nil nations that as they d volop great wealth they progress toward abandon degener extinctionMr known to BtusGRASSand from UnvelY start of its publi cation it Us an Intidel Prohibition journalits most dis tinctive tie being that of Prohi bition aYithall his might and power beytjas fought to protect the Am rican home and the Ameiican youth fron the far reaching evils con soqucnt of h tho use of liquor and this too in A community where more liquor i5JJ1anurac urcdthal any other the world Ho has whichnowould sly do expose the hypocrites roIiCJous uud politicalwho occupied igfi Maces by grace and poruuaor o the manufacturer and hasdonehis life Is rqually well known He has btilKn tjbd imprisoned for his dcfcnttjhf the Atnarican home Ho bas beep roftccuted and iiuprlsonetrrtB bMbcc1I1S a Free Lover a jitliklilor qf u Fccp Love kJtrt e It home lTber are amillloa or more peoj re in this Country who know that the BLUE GRASS BLADE was never anything else but an Infi del Prohib tionpaper and that Mr Moore is n and nev er was an advocate of Free Love and more than any other man has scathingly denounced rr opposedFreepened to insert the two articles upon which he vas indicted and make the comments he did upon thorn It can wayMrousslon of all sociological questions especially those which affect the morals of the community He open ed his columns to the free discussion of every subject which seemed to him a moral or vital issue Why should any paper subsidize a question in volvlng a moral issue Mr Moore is a man who believes that Trufh can stand any test and that compliment we can pay to truth Is to show our confi dence in it Ho is not a practical man in any sense He applies poll ey to nothing he does He is so frank and open In his manners and character that he is a mere child in some of the practical things of life Carlyle says that Caution is the lower stoFv of prudence Mr Moore is seemingly that faculty of it often says hasty thingsHetial to selfprotection That thoughtless and questionliebeen cautious enough not to have approached its limits ho knew that an Infidel is liable to arrest if ho steps out of Christian latitude this superstition must have a victim oc aslouallYi and tho better the man tho morq he is wanted but no one who knows Mr Moore will believe that he would Intentionally abuse tho privilege of speech or instigate an immoral thought His whole life belies such an action It wok the religious guerrillas opportunity and ho took advan tage of it When a man has to fight enemies of that kind bo should adopt like tactics and not recklessly expose himself in the RrghthereJJRuckoraprofessedfriend BLADE a coworker with Mr Moore along the line of Prohibition comes upon tho scene Mr Moore has quested that I should report the pros just as I witnessed it and made no particular suggestion of what should be said whatever fur ther than to give in full the details loading to it For the rest ho said IiI am not the proper ono to report ray own grievances It xt bo recieved with the same spirit iif told bysome one else and I pave you untr to Ir J 1 T tifr present it as you choose The renders of the Buns are acquainted JutVIlellment of Mr Moore but for those who are not I will outer into the full details at the risk of being todibus will endeavor to report accurately and impartially and while my aym patties arc with Mr Moore they will not bias my judgement wherein I think ho should not be spared Prof Ruckor a Christian Prohibi tionlatofGeorgetownKentuckyandMr standing and o workers lu tho Pro patronizethe d 3cnt his sons to the college presided over by Ruckor to be tc1ucatce- 1ProhibItion was tho tie that bound This friendship continued for some years As it has been statod often in the Buns Ruckcr started a rival Prohibition sheet called IThe supposedbyRucker thought that the Prohibition cause was not presented in its best light associated with Infidelity and if Moore could successlully conduct a paper on the InfidelProhibition plan ho Rucker vTnild startle Kentucky as well as make a lot of mou ey by editing ono on tho Christian Prohibition plan He failed His cut so figure that people Georgetown periodAthertonnresente li 000 in all to a chorus in whichXSuckcr was au official and to the coVaijo over which Rucker presided Those institutions ac protestMoorefIl1llll1 ors hypocrisy Time and again he held this uotfof Rockers up as an pretensionand triteMrart Jr to this oxp- rofessed tlono 1tiuckets 4 Prohibition and to relig ous hato that Mr Mooro attributes tho revenge sought by reporting the ODE to the Postal inspectors about one year ago The Postal authorities at Washington referred the matter to the District Attorney Harlan Cleveland of Cincinnati in which city the BLADE was published Cleveland drew up the indictment and in the meantime was superseded as Dis trict Attorney by William Bundy HughesMrForaker whose influence he secured the position of District At torney Ho is a young manla suc cessful lawyer and in the community Judge Thompson comes from Portsmouth Ohio in which little city he has been a suc cessful politician having represent ed that District in Congress once or twice and hold minor political ap pointments Mr Moore and Mr Hughes stood charged in the indictment with having mailed or caused to be mailed certain lewd lascivious and indecent matter The statute under which they were indicted reads as follows and should bo carefully considered Section iJ33 Obscene matter Every obscene lewd or lascivious book pamphlet picture paper letter writing print or other publi cation of an indecent character whether sealed as first class matter or not are hereby declared as non mailable scatter and shall not be conveyed in the mails nor delivered from any post office nor by any let ter carrier and any person who shall knowingly deposit or cause to be deposited for mailing or delivery anything declared by this section be nonmallable matter and any person who shall knowingly tako the same or cause the same to bo taken from the mails for the purpose of circulating or disposing of or aid- Ing In tho circulation or disposition- of the same shall for each and every offense be fined upon conviction thereof not more than 5000 or im prlsoned at hard labor not more than fivo years or both at the dis crelion of tho Court The triurbegan with tho reading of the indictment and the statute covering the case Judgo Feland ol Lawrenceburg Ky asked the court for a separate trial stating that ho had been engaged as counsel for Mr Hughes but not for Mr Moore This situation of tbo case had the effect of obtaining a separate trial which was protested by the District Attor noy but reluctantly granted by the Court Otherwise Mr Hughes would most probably have received the same sentence as Mr Moore The Court summoned the jury and the trial of Mr Moore commenced Very unwisely Mr Moore assume chore ofhis case and doings verified the old adage of man 4 d who nets in the capacity of his own Jlow adviser- Tho first itness in behalf of the government a soon tho practice of whose helms bun diI good trt those who hate hfin lq lie would be done to rtMr it o f Jikiwbonthe most perfect illustration Christian t1 gentleman the K l tuoky can J1ier of Georgetown the hibition light the man tf strun Wbedfellows Atherton Moos Rucker is both an anatomical 1und facial studyeavernous fufocd tall gaunt hollowchested narrow f as perfect a casa of splenetic andrdebilitated as ovor trod t halls of justice When he ascended the steps aud seated himself ln4JJe witness chair ho threw his long tbony pedestals into a double twist f folded his arms majestically and asp t lIoomyanlare given to the habit of wrapping themselves Napolcan t c origrnalityHisMr Moore coil this iM p my inning Revenge which is alr Mf ways the weak pleasure of a little if and narrow mind was written allaover his furrowed face is no rlas revenge ItIss atJirst sweet but becomes bitter ere lung and recoils i Iwiained f that studioth revenge koopetli his jwouldIf Prof Rucker sought revenge b iHeViiulugo of Mr Jfoores weakness lo write and print ungardcd thoughtsi lId has been tho means s thim to the penitentiary for tw lOb ars tloisi t tit finluiV hWilfSn ddun ttlioWi t6 otw ko ho ueverdid sir r usII hrlif r tian charity Do unto others as ye would have others do unto youl11 When he sits around his comfortable fire side at night if he has a con science above an adder ho will think of the fire side he has made desolate and the sad hearts that sit around sz it If down in the cold storage of c o his bleak anatomy there be a single warm spot when ho reclines on his itfcomfortable couch at night the vis Aii- un of an aged prisoner stretched on the iron cot of his narrow stony t cell will haunt and haunt his wan dering thoughts But such a vision may possibly irnevor disturb his dreams The grace J of God which nboucdeth so fully in his heart and that love which passroth all understanding may give him such perfect peace that it will ona If ble him to sleep well He has had tv his Christian revengethat revenge which the Lord claimed as his own ss and with which man should not re al payIn strange contrast lot me de scribe another scone Whon Mr tMooro was led from the Courtroom 4to one adjoining containing a cell a number of friends followed to express 1 i their sympathy and hid him fare aywellFearing that his son Leland meanly yOung fellow was nursing re vengeful thoughts ho saidClSon I fear you tWO meditating revengeu Go home and take no further action in the case Whatever you do I would not have you hurt Prof RUOi IIfquest I would rather go to prison than have you hurt Prof Rucker In a moment like a mans true nature comes to tho surface I have deviated from my reportof the pros eoution to introduce the Christian and the Infidel in tho light of reNE fo venge as they In this trial Po the District Attorney upon open t lting the trial introduced Mr Moore to the Judges attention as a FreeyrLover and Editor of a Free Love paper Mr Moore arose to object tJt1f was called down by the court The District Attorney questioned Mr Ruckcr us to receiving certain copies of the BLUE GRASS BCADK through the mail and as to his I marking items in these par tlcular copies and forwarding the paper to Washington Rucker identified the paper which he had thus marked and mailed to the postal department Mr Mooro in cross examination 1 received not a single direct reply loto a question that ho asked Ruok chargeand y r tJofthe effect this would l4EIVSen than grjury l questioning as sQli V ashectSulds Mr AJoorp ltd tJptsuCrr i 1 i I f r cccd in gettingRuekerto state the ileS udvocated known all over Kentucky to be advocated b the BLUE GRASS BLADE THe following is the qucstionlni in part Moor How long have you been n subscriber to the BLUE BLADE 1 Rucker Well for a number o f yearsMooreHow many years Rucker Well I dont know just exactlyMooreDid you take it when i was first published RuckerI guess I began taking it about that time Moore HowJong ago was that Rucker Several years MooreDo you not distinctly know that it was just thirteen years agoBuckerI am not certain of the teMoorePid it advocate Free Lot when first subscribed for RuokerI cannot say Moore Have you read it closely enough to know what it has advo Gated RuckerI cannot say that 1 have MooreHave you read it as close ly as you do the ordinary newspaper Ruckor Well yes at times Mobro And you dont know th that it advocates RuckerWell I have noticed thai it advocates a variety of things Moore Do you not know as well as you know you are slttin there 0 that my paper is an InfidelProhibi tion paper it is now suet always has been such and is now reo gardcd by everybody as such To this Rucker gave some ovoslvi reply and Moore again pinned him to the The Court here inter lered and protected Rucker But your Honor said Mr MooreliThe District Attorney charged me with being a Free Lover and a publisho of a Free Love paper It is fIe every word of it and 1 want to provo it by Prof Rucker himself who if he tells the truth will say that it is false Hero Moore lost his head thn un fairness exasperated him and his dress to the Court was Impertinent but just and natural enough undo the circumstance The Court reminded him that ho was at libert y to conduct his own case but ho mu st observe the usual rules of propriety that a fair trial would be given him nnd there was no inclination on the part of the Court to persecute him Moore asked His Honor if hi would again be permitted to question Prof RuckeThe Court reo plied that he could summon him f he wished Later on when Mr Moore asked that Prof Rucker Ue called to the stand it was found that ProC Rucker bad drawn his witnesi es and takenJis departure for- M fh you r 1 antrrri again JuessflIavetho rest 1 did not hear Tbii is some Of the guaranteed fairness After that Moore became rattled and and au Indian statue in front of cigar store could have put up almost as able a defense that is from a leg al standpointHere a man who had been taking tho BLADE most of the time for 13 years and didnt know what it advocated If Ruckor ever knew much of anything he dont look like it Maybe when is e called to the witness stand again hell know something about it In my opinion the worst reflection that can be cast upon Moore is that ho should over have had anything to do with a man who knows so little During the noon recess I talked to the District Attorney and told him Hthat his charge that the BLUE GRASS BLADE Is a Free Love paper was absolutely false that he cer tainly was misinformed that ho could not afford to have it known to the thousands of Liberals in this city ho had misrepresented d y Mr Moore that it was very evident that he would succeed in convicting Mr Moore anyhow misrepresenting him and convicting him on a false charge that it to me that it was the Infidel aimed at He replied If it is not a Free Love paper I would like to know what you call it I answered These two papers you have in your possession are the only issues ever sent out by Mr Moore which con tained articles on Free Love except Jydenouncednn man in the country had more forcibly denounced it than Mr Moore I asked him if he consid tired the Enquirer a Christian paper because It inserts church notes in its columns every week and occa sionally prints Talmagos sermons Or if he called the TimesStar an Infidel because it always in serts Ingersolls lectures when he apnoars here When Court was called at 2 m Mr Bundy began his speech by stating that ho had been told that the BLUE Guess BLADE was not a Eree Love paper that be did not want to misrepresent Mr persecute any man for his peculiar beliefs but if those two copies before him were not Free Love papers he didnt know what to call them It is thus soon that he started out seemingly to correct the charge but in the end made it more forcible than over Some more fairness C Then bo read the passages upon the indictment was made and 1oalled attention to some other arti cles in the paper upon which he was not Indicted These be had no bust ness to introduce for they were not pertinentto the case If Mr Moore of had Introduced foreign nratter he i r would have been called down abrupt ly He called the jurys attention to the first article In paper in which Mr Moore discussed some Atheistic and said the pa per was full of blasphemous articles like if he was not mistaken heioore could be indicted for blasphemy as well as Free Love I was a terrible thing for Mr Moore to insinuate Free Love doctrine in his paper but all right for Mr Bundy to insinuate the crime Atheism t and blasphemy against Mr Moore his speech to the jury when Mr Moore was being ly for Free Love statements Some more fairness What would more prejudice a Christian jury against a man than to be charged with Athe- Ism Was Mr Moore on trial for Atheism Then Mr Bundy launch cd out in a Spread Eagle speed about the American home would have done credit to Ben But terworth in his palmiest days whet addressing a country meet log It was the same old speech a most word for word 1hat I e heard McKinley Foraker and i dozen other when- addressing the hayseed audiences I used to attend Ho told how that statute had been provided for just such cases as this to protect the AmErican youth an the American home from such vile lascivious lewd and indecent stuff as charged in this indictment Mr Bundy well knew and I subsequently told him so that the mail are loaded to the guards with thi Bible which contains such vile lascivious lewd and indecent stuff that the clergy of the State of iRan and other States are having this vile lascivious lewd and Indecent stuff eliminated for an a breviated Bible so it will be fit to p in the hands of school children th this abbreviated Bible Is for the pu pose of consoaling the vile lasciv Ions lewd and indecent stuff Iron the pure minds of childhood He knows that this book contains among Its grand pages ifrecord of all the vile practice of primitive times the it is the advocate and source of Polygamy that it contains the nasty dirty lewd lascivious and cent Songs of Solomon the s gestlvo amours of David the Incest of Lot the crime of Onan t not that is viciously and Immoral suggestive He knows that this boot is in hi s own home and in nearly ever American Home for the perserva tion of whose morals he is so tender ly sensitive He knows too that th commercial sends through tin mails into American Homes all t dirty rape divorce and other mo bid suggestive and criminal now it can rake up and that many ol them contain column after jfnlS8I oat s an ilper gvr r and n tho hands ofh sow hUdren Mr Mooro has not been very choice in hb language but if he had over printed and sent through the mails half as dirty stuff as is co tained in the BIble and in the Coma mercial press I would not bo losing my sleep to defend him tonight I do not approve of Mr Moores slangy style of expression I do not excuse him Because the Bible Is nasty in parts is no reason that he should be uncouth in some instances in his paper All the more shfnia to the Infidel who falls to dignify and exalt speech He is supposed to have passed yond Bible influence The trouble with Moore is that be was a preach er once and has never gotten out of the rut Mr Bundys talk abont the Amer lean Home was pretty enough and no doubt touched the right spot in the jurys hearts But considering the passage through the mails of the indecent stuff in the Bible and the rightintostrangely Inconsistent when he de elated tot the law provided that statute purposely to cover such ideas as those for which Mr Moore sta d indicted But Bundy had a duty to perform and that was to send an old man on the down grade of life to the peniten tiary for what for murder theft anykindsending through the mails a privet opinion upon a social question which questionstandard of Bible purity Bundy tike Rucker went about duty as systematically deter mlnedly He a young man of health and promise To me it was a strange sight to see a youth al his best energies to ImprIson a mall whose years are tow for a most trifling offense as com pared to some which are committed- against the postal taw and which go unnoticed day by day I Could not have done it I doubt if Bundy sleeps well over it I have this now to ask of every friend of Freetbouxht- Witt hu the grayhaired done Has murder stained panda with goreilot bU crime a fouler one BE IS AN INFIDEL That appears to be Moores chief crime aU the way from Rucker tthe penitentiary That was Painos crime for which a nation he almost created has condemned him to hate and infamy It was the trines of opernicus and Galileo and Vanini and Bruno and Scrvetus I do not know that it is so but from my close observation of this trial I am Impressed with the be let that it was a not a fair one but had the object in view suppressing Moore by corifln ng pltow I believe it i 1 was Rucker Jj Inoue senterreetaTie to Moores AtheismblPhJod Jto indictment for in the next declared that M Moore was not being proseoul dfor his Whether Mils was intentional upon the tL9fMl Bundy or not I do not know Butt J do know the effect tbni sucb an insinuation will have upon n Christian jury and I knott it wai not fair and 1 know that Moore had had n capable lawrefiundwould have teem line himself to the Free indict ment It is this along with some other thinKs that impress me as I have stated v Mr Moorns defense in reply to Mr Bundys speech was trout as week an effort as a man could pos sibly make He seemed rattled am talked incoherently and more abou himself than the indictment But there was some excuse for this lIo knew he was going to be sentenced to prison At the noon recess me he felt it in the Judges countenance and the accusation publts6inga t Free Love paper whlci he felt ho not be given a thane to disprove depressed himgreatly What with the pugnaclouqn ess o the District Attorney IT Chris 1tilln to face he toll that i was already condemned Ho begs to realize his positionanRtbouRbt his best plan was to to jury them about himself and family and impress thorn iI6 e could that he was something more taan a Kentucky moonshiner o counterfeiter His talk excite more amusement than sympathy as was plainly seen iu the facet of the juryThe Judge leaned his said upon his band and to all appearance wont to sleep Likewise a juryman in head and appeared to b e tallrteen minutes when the ped him and reminded hits that ita was not talking to the ttlnt and asked him tow much lima betxi petted Mr Moore told hiHhthat e had not even began yet but If hi wanted to stop him at time jug to say the word and be woqld Alri ht said the I wit letugyou you time Mr Moore than took up iis pogo which contained the language offensive to Ruck rspio optics- y and beginning with the fltarticle attempted to show thatftiis paper was not a Free Love paper but thee t it was an InfidelProlalbUH a paper He took up each article se rately read the hPadln s and cr ipmentct hirs best in his leebl and up y to prove to the jury of who nknew anything about his j p the Tn n y should nota I It b rich isprovae The Court permitted hi to talk fifteen minutes and abrupt told him stut down Ho then charged the jury yroomIt r them to declare a verdict pfjjullty I have this now to sa aout Moores trial I bveptidn the Police Court in this city a thief with only a thirty days workhouse sentence confronting him was given more respectful con sideration than was plven Mr Moore in this trial I have seen old bums tried for and their ram bUnK tales told without tho Judge resting his head as inclined sleep or to expross his weariness I have known of trials where a man was being prosecuted for sheep stealing trials lasting toots than a Work yes for weeks at a time with the examination of many witnesses to go through with and lawyers spending a half a day at a In a single speech but Mr Moore was allowed a little pitiful thirty min utes to go over a defense which in volved a far reaching and critical examination which requited the most delicate handling before a jury which from appearance Would be slow in comprehension of an analyti cal subject of any kind Wbw time was called on Mr Moore ae had Como to himself and was presenting argumentrMr Moore did not summon a single witness while be might have had fifty if he had so chosen Since he no time In bis defense by the examination of witnesses It looks as though he ought at least to have had a reasonable amount of the time generally occupied in taking Mr Moore presented his case in a rustic whether he was a little usoeathin- fa observing the rw ties of a United StateaC0YititUl he is an without witnesses aud a Cbdetkn jury to racehis very weakness should have been file defense He was acting as his own lawyer and he bad a right to tell it in his own and a to the time to tel- ltthat is if Free Speech and tho right of detente are still out ft the guarantees of American citizenship gulltyorney asked for sentence at ceoi The Judge said he wanted sons time to consider it and would give Jtat ton oclock next morning at lIlehl time Moore and Hughes were called before His Honor In passing sen tence the Judge said NrMcHtN I am inclined to be more you than you deserve he law you bad been a you were violating it lel1lenllth to violate It and you Yes said irr Moore iJ 1 of everything r have done Well then I will not give you half of what you ought to have Your sen tence is that you will be confined iu the Ohio Penitentiary for two years and stand charged with the cost o indictment until it bo paid is tbo sentence as near as I can rcI member it I am writing this re port entirely from memory as I took no notes I had expected Mr Moore to re eve a stilt fine but I was not pro pared for a sentence like that An when that sentence fell from the Judges lips I said to myself Veri ly there is no more mercy In the hearts of some men than there is tigerPrevious sentence Mr Moore was asked if he had anything to say why sentence should be passed upon bimHe bald ho had and was told to take oath Your Honor he said I have some scruples about taking oath as it is generally given Here he was interrupted by the Judge sayinir 1 dont want any more trifling hero Well said Mr Moore I dont believe in a God and will not tako tho oath I wish to affirmIAffirm silo said the Judge impatiently Then Mr Moore said that ho had been indicted and prosecuted on a false charge that he was neither a Free Lover nor the editor of a Free Love paper but state he had been declared guilty he appealed to the Courts mercy saying that a heavy fine would fam that his farm was mortgaged ort its valuatou that tn neither raiscd racehorses nor corn for whisky and a farmer in his part of the country who discarded these mark ets had a hard time to get along Above all said he 1 want to take all tho responsibility of this case upon my shoulders Whatever fine or imprisonment is to be meted out let it fall upon me aud not on Mr Hughes Iwant him to go back homo tonight to his wife and Then to theconsternutloti of all the Liberals present well as to many others the awful sentence t imprisonment for wo years was given Mr Hughes was then Qncd S25UO and costs amounting to 76 00 It was through the quiet skillful rwork of Judge Foland who grasps d the situation at once and by fine r gal tactics saved Hughes If Mr Moore had employed it dge Feland who had studied the case and came prepared for It his defense would nave cn at least presented with dignity and ability even if he did not escape imprisonment But every Liooral present believes that it is doubtful whether legal talent would have greatly mitigated the sentence lawpctd r land theoft men into office wuo rop t heft the court room and followed Mr Bundy to his office tiorG doors away While sitting the waiting room another lawyer whom I had seen in the court room all morning stepped to the telephone and communicated with some ono about the Moore trial He said It is the most outrageous sentence ever given In that courtroom I waited till I got opportunity to see Mr Bundy and told him that the sentence imposed was cruel and that I Intended to appeal and want ed to know what had and repliesHThntson would grant an appeal that it lay entirety with the Judge to fix the bond that Moore had gotten a fair trial and that ho came off easy as the Chicago Record man was impris oncd 2 years fill a much less offense precc4entbadimpressions that he was doomed to Imprisonment from the start I asked what stops I should take in making an appeal He said I ad vise you to get u lawyer and you con only get nn appeal on a Writ of of Error granted by Judgo Thompson but I clout think it will do any good All rlubt said 1 Ill get errortime to make it and secure bonds men I sent Clark and Kaplun and other members of the Ohio Lib eral Society out to communicate with other Influental Liberals while JudgoFolandhome the night before I returned in one hour and found that Moore had been bandcuffed and hustled off to Columbus just thirty minutes after I left Bundys office Whether the haste to get him away was due to the prospective ap peal I do not know I not do Mr Bundy the injustice to insin uate it This case was a legacy to him from his predecessor in office As District Attorney it was his duty to prosecute it If he did so con scientiously he but Derformed his duty As to the Justice of his methods and the justice of sentence that another thing and this in what I want to call to theattentton of Lib orals throughot the country In justice to the I will say that Mr Moore was offered the ser vices of a lawyer which be refused nd If he bad argued more to the point in the beginning I am satisfied the Court would have given him toothatamong the Liberals in this city He has lambasted them as much as he ever did Rucker and alienated most of them and they do not him a reproseatativecothoughtp- ropagandist ever notion they way take in this case hen cannot be regarded as due 4 to personal nttftchmoul to Mr Mona The prinpSnle Invoked lament tn thorn tint the innn The Ohio Lib oral Souiuty Lui ill ready vutorcJ uu figbttbocaseIfriendly to Mr Moore and as It Is hero on trn ground the Freethink ers throughout the country trust to Its actions und believe tlmt its condemnation of this sentence merits tins help und atsisluncu ot every organized Society and Individ ual Liberal t For myself I sny the Mr Moore doservos censure Ho had been warned by Mr Bolts the Post Oiflco Inspector but did no heed it anti thus exposed himscll to prosecution He has been appealed to by his best Triads and time and again rebuked by his subscribers for using lan guage neither dignified nor refined But he is Imprisoned under a false charge The language upon which ho was indicted was neither lewd obscene nor lascivious as charged by the District At torney In foot the words themselves are as chaste us a paragraph from Addison The substance of the speech is all that can be called into question whether or not It is oran indecent character You will notice If you refer back to the statute previously quoted that an offense of this kind the use of words and language which arc obscene lewd lascivious or or indecent character If Mr MooreE language for which he was indicted was ALL of these his sentence was just under tho law But it was eel tainly neither of the first three and as to being of an indecent charac ter that is a debatable question Is an opinion clothed in chaste words expressed of any of the nat ural appetites regarded by the law as Indecent That is the question If not Mr Moore is a wrongly im prisoned man and the charge against him is as false as tho state ment that bo is a Free Lover and Editor of a Free Love paper I un dftreinnd it was decided mr Super tor Court of Illinois that the public discussion of Lova free or otherwise is not Indecent Mr Bundy dwelt largely upon the suggestiveness of Mr Mooroj that it suggests indiscriminate relation of the sexes andoIndecent What is suggestion To the pure all thing are puree Evil to him who evil thinks Wnoro docs the law draw the lino at itself is only legalizedsexuality and why may of mar ri Itself incline to thought of Ins civlousnossi Why may not the dis cussion of Love after marriage as o suggestive of indecency as fore marriage When closely analyzed as between Rijnlrfe eru fr and Moor s it If hard to tell which onb is touo pmeu most for its weakness Mooro s writ incoherent and Bundys and merely assertive It prove nothing Mr Moore In his defense was not allowed the time to define weigh and analyze the words which are charged to bo obscene When ordered to stop by the Court he was making what 1 thought was a very good argument He endeavor- Ing to prove to the jury by showing them the contents of the that journalItman on trial with his liberty in volved called down he was making his best point to prove his innocence Suppose he bad been indicted fowadvocating a Christian principle as Paul advocated- that it Is best for a man not to mar ry at all Is there anything more offensive to our marriage laws than givenhimintends to carry this question to toe Superior Court and test it The question more than the man it thinks is It involves free speech and a fair trial It concerns every Ag nostic Atheist Deist Socialist Spiritualist Materialist and Free thinker of every description in this country If this Comstook law is to be pushed with such vigor as to send men to the penitentiary for mailing such language as Mr Moore used it vigorouslyInfair play Obscenity lasciviousness and suggestiveness in the Bible is ranker in quality than any that ever appeared in the BLUE GRASS BLADE or in most any other print for that matter We want to know If this Comstock law is made for the Infidel and not for the preacher Wo want to know just what and who it covers We want to know and have It settled whether sacred vulgarity has jylvil before the law that is not to be granted to ordinary kind We want to knowtf an Infidel has the right to a fair trial Infidels furnished the hands and the brains and the money when tho foundations of this country were laid The whole Republican principles of government as adopted were the outgrowth of the teachings of Thomas Paine an Infidel Jefferson an Infidel wrote its Declaration of Independence Girard an Infidel supplied its treasury and Washington an Infidel fought its battles Christianity is essentially monarchical It never had idea of government above the aristocratic It has a King at its head It expects to live in a Kingdom in to come where and all the rest will wear a crown The principles of this government were not conceived in the bead of a Bishop They were conceived in thAJ bead the glorious head of Thomas Paine Frecthought is the child of that conception wants now to know whether it has any rights of whetherIpatimcWo a mar lyrof Mr Moolen he Inclines to pose as such ho will lose the respect of his irirnds It Is charged by tho District Attorney the news papers and his enemies that Mr Moore is assuming u martyrs role Wliilc ho exhibited a foolish egotism lawyertCourt his manners and emotions jurytevinced a desire to escape punish ment He showed an eagerness to put the legality of Free Speech to the test and this eagerness I think was construed by the Court to be an insolence and a desire to pose as a persecuted individual Mr Moore been a man who has been willing to put his principles to a le gal test no matter what personal upontowell as his enemies have thought that he courted for byhisconversations with him that in this case this is a mla take But when it combs to making a legal test of Free Speech he hasalwaysbeen on hand Con side ring tho hundreds of thousands relspect the one man who is brave enough reckless enough if you will to charge down the front line of battle even if he has no other ob nitorletyThBfront for a man to go down This fight Is on and must be settled in the courts It may as well bo settled right now I ask the Liberalists of this country if it isnt about time that men penltoatiaryopen assertions upon dogmatic the elegy If it isnt about time that a man can express his views about one of the human emotions without be tog deprived of his liberty The Ohio Liberal Society has ployed the law firm and- Ieller of Cincinnati to test the case It has already put up 10000 It will probably cost two or three times that amount and may be more to carry the case to a Superior CourtoIt needs this extra amount and doubts not that it will be forthcom ing The Treasurer the Ohio Lib oral Society J 0 Willms North West tor Eight and Vine will re ceive contributions I call upon the Liberal organiza 9 tions and all Liberal papers of this country to rise as one in protest that will bo beard and felt Christi softy Ifwben passive and tol r ntls docllo nou nnddii ol many ofUtfie Miumane in stincts But let it feel the intoxica developsdwhich Inbred superstition always excites Many people in this coun try think an or Agnostic has no right citizenship whatever Let cases Mr Moores go un challenged and it is only a question of time until the Agnostic if he dare express himself will follow him MarYlthebythousandscame the Protestants turn and Catholic property was confiscated and every offensive Catholic prlCl1tIexecuted Down In a mining rc lonwas a priest by the name of Trelawny was much beloved by the minors and who was ordered to be taken and executed His people flocked around him and the authorities found that he could not betaken The King found It necessary to send an army down there About thirty thousand of the rough miners gathered together as one man and with nothimr but theirIpicks and such rude as thoy could quickly manufacture tied the Kings army As they sangthisrd shall Trelawny die And shall Trelawny die Wheu thirty thousand Cornishmen Will know the reason why Tbor determined opposition dllir anyfurther Jstobborn protest of Freethinks will arouse a sentiment that will likewise have its effect Will the Liberals of this country allow Mr Moore to He In the Ohio penitentiary for two years without askingtheJ B WILSON M To the Readers of the Bladev A report has gained circulation to to the effect that the BLUE GRASS owinltoprison We desire to say to our andtbeusual Its editorial columns will be In charge of able has and it will continue to expose canting hypocrioy and the infamous liquor traffic forthepay up as it takes money to run a paper Now is the time to show beinleloneAddress all communications to tbe BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky yearfartad avoid tilts rust t t r nn y i A CAMPBELLITEI I Challenges Ingersoll ton Re- iigious DeMe With Him Some one has sent me a copy of the Decatur Ills Review giving an account of how a theological cat further described asClRev George F Hall pastor of the Tabernacle Christian church has challenged Infidel Bob Ingorsol The said Christian church It is the same that is commonly known as the Campbcllite church A diagram of Hall that accompanies the accountshows him dressed in the large moustache and flash wardrobe that wo are accustomed to see In the professional footballist This Is explained in an editorial comment intended to compliment him in which it is said that at Drake Unlversltysomo Campbell Ito preacher factory some where In tho W06tho spent four years somewhat IrregularlyVaud that as a student ho was uneven But It is said Ho was fond of athletic sports and always was among the first when there was any fun on hand There Is no intimation that hoover graduated Ho applied for a posi tion as a school teacher and was re jectedjand for several years Georges inclinations were toward journalism but he finally gave up the pen In offering himself as the champion of Christianity he says old Bob will not dare to stand up in a fair and square debate with a man worthy of bis metal It I ia kind comment upon Halls breeding and ancestry the editor seems unable to discover anything worthy of mention except that Halls parents lived long enough to celebrate their golden wedding Hall accents his importance by stating that The Tabernacle of which ho has charge has a member ship of 700 In slave times a Negro prefcoher named Ferrlll had on East Short Street Continued indexing 9 ton Ky a membership of 7000 This I have known from my boyhood and It was very recently printed In a Lexington paper Rev Jasper of ir it h the sorhon on Do Sun do mover has been heard of more than any forty preachorsnow living In the Campbellito church Lexington Ky the center of the Vicinity in which my grandfather Barton W Stone started the Christian church which was called the Camp belllto church when Alexander Campbell came to this country three years aftor and joined It and switched the whole business off Into bap them as the chief end of man is the place to which every Campbollite preacher more desires to go and jn which bo moro desires to live than in heaven Consequently all the most famous Campbolllto preachers live in Lexington and though the Rev Poter Vinegar the Nigger preacher of Lexington Is compara tively a late arrival there It Is pos sible from his newspaper notoriety that be is bettor known than any J other preacher in Lexington HiS most popular sermons are Watch dat snake and Hell a half er mile from Lexington I suppose it is not an exagger ation to say that I am known to and honored by as many women and men as any 50 Campbolllte preach ers now living I received the degree of A B in the College of which Alexander u Campbell was president and paid him 2100 for tho mere Latin in scribed sheepskins of the diplo ma on which over his sign man ual and seal ho pronounced me vjrara probum et doctum and thou I was by him specially educa ted and by him ordained to the min istry and I have enjoyed a moro timate and familiar associate with Alexander Campbell and every mem ber of his family than any living man who is not kiu to him and I am now under the rules of his college entitled to the degree of A M but it would not bo bestowed upon me i because ram an Infldol Rev President John Augustus Williams the most cultivated theo loglan in the ministry of the Camp bolllte church address Harrodsburg Ky wrote of ray book The Rational View that it was all that was necessary for man to read whether Christian or Infidel who wanted to know the argument against the Christian voliglon sad that statement stood with other rec omtnendationj of my book for a year or two In the BLADE during which k n a j j i y tt tj ReyvWililams was paying for and carfully reading the BLADE My paper is about as well known in any other state in the Union as it is in Kentucky I have been a success as a journalist for over 25 years One of tho first lover wrote Billy Brccktnridgcjftoday the finest orator in America except In gerfioll told mo not would make but hal made mo famous ItIn three hours alter it appeared in the Lox lugton Dally Press and before I had been writing a year Dr Bullock now living in Lexington brother of United States Senate Chaplain Jo seph Bullock under Cleveland said I was tho finest writer in Ken tucky except Henry Watterson and- Re President John W McGxrvoy the most prominent living Camp bellilo preacher preaching to a con gregation of 2000 people with the BLUE GLASS BLADE in his hand said Charley Moore has said some bard things but I never caught him in a lie George F Hall has a son so tho newspaper account shows named for my grandfather I never heard of Hall before If he never heard of me it Is because he is in that matter toe same ig noramus that he seems to be in other things All this sounds like bragging In me and it is bragging It is Intended to show that I am a man of incomparably more impor tance than Halland It la as a prelude to my statement that while Col Inv gorsoll has done me personal kind ness and is a patron of my paper and while it is nevertheless notorious In Infidel circles that I am less than any prominent Infidel an admirer of Ingersoll I am compared with In gersoll who is the greatest living orator and the most widely known living human being except Queen Vlctorlaa youth to fortune and fame unknown who is noj fit to black Bob Ingersolls boots And yet I would not deign to de bate with Hall as he stands But If he will get an endorsement a gentleman and a fair representa tive of his church by any one of the prominent preachers in his church who live in Lexington I will dare him to meet we In debate oral or written in Lexington or Cincinnati fir including the BLADE or the Christian Standard of Cincinnati if written The paper which seems to be Halls organ is The Lookout of Clucin natl I have lived a good deal in Cincinnati and especially in news paper circles and thought Renew of every newspaper in Cincinnati but I never before heard of tho Lookout It and I shall look out for a copy of an Instance of the stalldlty or mendacity of the fellow Hall ho says of his sect that they have 6000 preachers and in our ministry we have a number of mon who are as widely and more favorably known than R G Ingersoll- I It think any well informed man will agree with me fn saying that Bob lugoraoll is not only known to but is honored by more people than know the whole combined 0000 Campbolllte sky pilots A boy 12 years old In North America who might not know about Ingersoll would be regarded hardly more thaw an Idiot and there is hardly an Intelligent boy or girl 12 years of age in the civilized world who does not know about him There have been four men in tho United States who were not Presi dents because they were too great to be They were Clay Webster pal boun and Blaiuo Bob Ingersoll made Blaine too great by calling him a plumed knight and then to have a little gospel slinging Camp belllte like this follow Hall to be able to speak of himself as a man worthy of the metal of sucl tman as Ingorsoll Is not Insulting because Hall says Itfor a mule can kick a Kingbut because such a man is backed and countenanced by suoh gentlemen as Charles Louis Loos and Robert Graham and John W McOarvoy of Lexington men who are at the bead of ono of our largo educational establishments Think of a man like Ingersoll in perhaps the finest publication in the worldliThe North American Review taking a man like Gladstone next In prominence and respects bility for cultivated people do not respect the Popeto Ingersoll himself and using him not as a man worthy of Ids metal u us Hall thinks hlHMtlf to be but simply Ia Titanic besom with which logersoU swept the Christian dirt aud rubbish from the face of the earth and times 0 i2 S F 1 I snatched old Jerry Black the only Campbelhto except Garfield who over got to be known outbidc of his sectby the nape of the neck and seat of tho pantalettes and kicked him out so that poor old Jerry actually died like Horace Grcely from mortificationAnd Ingersoll of whose temper this scrub speaks as being ugly and uncontrollable It has thus summarily disposed of these two old Christian bluffers and comes to n man llko Rev Dr Field one of whose brothers laid the first ocean cable and another of whom is one of the Supreme Judges of the United States Rev Field being a gentleman and a scholar tho most refined two women that ever lived never argued a question with morogentlo ness and kindness and mutual respect and admiration than Ingersoll and Field did and Ingersoll and every other intelligent Infidel in America respects and admires Field to this dayI dont call this follow Hall a common cur of low degree because I am in full sympathy with the So ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and I and all my fam ily love any kind of dogsexcept- bull dogs they always remind me of prize fighters and priestsand I dont want to do injustice to dogs by odious cpmparlson but as I think about the cheek and gall aud insolence aud impudence of this CatUibelIito preacher Hall my boot just wants to kick so bad that I can hardly keep It down on the floor Kick Hall cloar out of the calcula tion and put in his place little Jack McGarvey the chief cook and bottle holder of all the Campbollltos on earth to debate with Inuorsoll and what would we have A little Irishr man who did not have enough brain to make a priest or enough mus to make a policeman and who just compromised by appointing himself the Aguinaldo of all the Campbollites a man whose life has been devoted to one grand central idea that the way to get rid ot sin in the world is to walk out into a horse pond with a Campbellilo preacher aud wash It olIa man who has lately written a book the solo and only purpose of which wasI to provo that Jonah actually lived three Lays and nights in a whales tinul dissension between Jonah and the whale Just think of having a wHole preacher in your stomach for three days and nights Poor whalo If Bob lugorsoll should conde scend to debate with little Jack Mc Garvey Iwould walk out behind Bob and kick him clear over the foot lights and thelnfidel world In rec ognition of the service to humanity would send tno 10001000 subscribers to the B G B One of the cats that Hall says bas challenged Ingersoll to debate is Prof Clark Braden This Rev Steed Profcssr Braden is the fel low that was selected by another Campbollile preacher R B Neal to debate with me I was pleased with the suggestion and at once opened correspondence with him and got letters from him which as I now recollect had repeated Instances of bad spelling in them and other Ignorance that comported with his authogrophy and as vile and abu sive as be knew how to write It I Bald td him then sal say to him today that as the case stands I would not debate with him but if he will get the endorsement of any of the prominent clergy of his church or any other church I am ready to meet him oral or written any day If I fight a lion I gain some glory even if I get whipped If I fight a skunk I am bound to be worsted Since Glark Braden corresponded with mo his son has been arrested for stealing 10000 from the Amer ican Express Co and has bcon cap tured aud caught with 3000 of the monpy still in his possession and be has been associated with Zaohary in publishing a book caned Mooro and Ingorsoll Unmasked making In gorsoll play second fiddle to me by regarding me as the rising sun and lugorsoll as tbo setting sun of Infi delity an insinuation that must make Robert green with jealousy and that would make his hair rise witb indignation if ho had any hair But a sensible man can learn even from a fool I have many a time wondered where Bob IngorsOll got his education and actually though I have twice been his guest and have heard him lecture have never really known whether the man could read or writeI w that ho took the BLUZ GRASS BLADE but he might have gotten his wife to read It for him VW i CL Mt k dr Irl and for htsanpged chlrojjrapby in oideting kthe BLADB U would be fair to call it wrltin commonIIrthey are ell plagiarisms But Hall patronizingly says to Iu gorsoll Wo are told that you are a grlJlJrmto of Yale University Its the first time in all my life that I had over heard that logorsoll had ovqrt gotten the whitewash of any o wall on his back Another one of the men that Bob has been afraid to meet is Dr Z TSvtconey This Doctor Sween ey is a Campbellito D D who the brother of the Jack Sweeney whom the lash of Nemesis has lately thrashed out of the Campbellito chu J1iat Peris disgraced by his daughter and damned by ovary honeSt man in Kentucky for his alliance with Old whisky distillers to imprison me When my grandfather Stone fouu dedthe Christian church they were all pretbren tho Brethren cm bracing the Sistren When I was ordained though by rank outsiders I was called Rover endnwas considered tfrong to call even an old preacher any morothan Eider Finally they took on Reverend pretending to do It un der protest then they took on Doc torand finally Reverent Doc tornand now Zack Sweeney the brothor of Jack Sweeney their name being a horse disease is DrISweetioy Bull am still ahead of any of the gartr I get many letters addressed to the Right Reverend Charles 0 Mooro and sometimes Ex Rev IIa contraction for Exceedingly Rever end herl docs this Campbelllln preacher get that high sounding title Call him a horse Doctor of the swcenoy a kind of Hlckcn loupor as It were and I have no kick to mako but a Doctor of Divin ity named Zack Sweeney ye godh where is your lightning thatsuch ft3cilettrCan go uurebuked Hall this Decatur link of juogsausago that will squirm when fou whistle to It an authorized aiid ordained minister of the gos6 tUB church hi which 8UcbI el IJ1as Robert Graham and gent la LLoos and John Augustus is are ministers and In srtfrik gut tort nyuu orom 1 namulne ofmysons was a preach er as bis literary opinion that Ingest ills f famous temperance speech was purloined from old Dr Gunns Family Physician With the sar ignorance or mendacity or boW this Decatur theological syringfe could have said that Inger solls nswer to Gladstone or his lectufeon The Gods of his nomi nation of Blaine or his funeral ora tion over the death of his brother or his sermon in a Chicago pulpit were stolen put of Poor Richards Alma naoor the back part of tho Blue Back Spelling Book Hall actually states that Ingersoll gets 70000 a year for his law prao tics ahd In dead earnest offers that fact as evidence that Ingersoll does not know anything about law Hall reasons that tho fact that a man makes money outlaw is an evidence thatbe does not know anything about law because he thinks it is juntas it is with preachers aud be has seen as the greatest of Amor lean pulpit successes Sam Jones who acTfOrding to his own statement was flopped right out of the gutter into the pulpit with no chance to know anything about theology oven if be had had the capacity and inch nation to learn Christian people argue that their religion Is true because it was started by a gang of Ignorant fisherman when they get olf of religion and onto business they never pick a lawyer because be is ignorant The fiords that this turnthoptber check follower of the meek arid lowly applies to Ingersoll to do scribe what Ingersoll does and is taking them In order of their oc curancA are as follows arrogant In furious evil inflated cook of the walk infidel jaokdaw stealing norant cowardly Weak not well read unsafe splurgy spread eagle haranguing stereotyped blasphe mous cheatnuty unscrupulous uublusbloplagairlst thief purloin er strutting pompous approprJ Ing lglalt bombastic gagging goaking vtrtuporatl e Hdiculous pail Rice tiradlnggarbilnj backing down unmasked exposed charlatan laugher puaner violatorof agreement contract breaVe 4 ihow ingwhi k feather ignoramuif Ipput er fictl gis fabricator pwttkrimd bolster r paumonta galj Jttttfjly weak i lexoiisablo cow agge qutilatdr foujjhty spluttereolaitpi4 l 7 L lii nolle juggler clown mlsrepresen tatlvo abuser shallow knave indecent ugly tempered uncontroll able tempered slanderer impudent tabooed burlesquer grimming monkey wrong pawer of tho air bellow er branded coward vauucor and sneorcr Not only all of these endeavor ing epithets applied to Ingcrsoll by a man he had never heard of and possibly line not heard of to this day but they are repeatedly applied and all the changes rung on them of which Halls genius is capable and yet tho very finest specimens of the Christian faith have the check to tell us that all the refinement and gentleness and lovo and sympathy with men and animals and all law and order and all social happiness and come to us as the gift oftlieChristian religion when overy liar of them knows just as wellas I do that Hall is ascoundrcl who would burn Ingersoll at the stake just as quick as Jack Calvin tho daddy of all the Presbyterians burnt Michael Sorvotus or the Cath olics burned Guirdano Bruno and Joan of Arc Hall concluded his challenge to Lngorfloll as he calla his drunken billingsgate by offering Ingersoll 8500 a night for 12 nights to debate with him and asked Ingcrsoll to ply to his challenge that night when Ingersoll was to deliver his lecture on Superstition lathe catur opera house Hall then went and got five seats for Ingersolls lecture for himself and four of his chums who were probably toughs and the five went to hcarwhat old bald headed BobI now fotoh on yet Lijah bars would say about Halls challenge and old Bob just rolled on silver moon through his lecturo made his little old fat bow at the endraked inthe bat full of simoleons that wore waiting for him at tho door and went on about his business just as if he had never heard of Brer Hall and his pals and so far as known is still nightly scooping the gentle simolcon probably never having beard that in all the earth there Is any gospel slinger named Hall From Lexington Herald EDITOR MOORES PUNISHMENT Probably there Is no one who disa grees more widely with all tho publications made during the last few years by Charles C Moore than The Herald and yet we do regret the nentence posed upon him by the United States District Court at Cincinnati in which court he was recently convicted of sending obscene matter through the mall and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years We regret it for his sake and on account of his family and not know that any steps will be taken to mitigate this sentence nor that it could be mitigated if effort were made nor have wo any knowl edge as to whether he desires such an effort to be made or would agree to any terms upon which application for par don could bb based Wo do not mean to criticize the Court who prescribed this sentence The act for which he has been punish ed Is one which has become extremely common is quite difficult to discover and more difficult of conviction The Poatofflco Department is perhaps dally Informed of the violation of the law against sending improper and obscene matter through the malls Certain firms make a regular business of it and use the mails to stimulate prurient curiosity even to the extend of flood Ing secretly the female seminaries of the country with the most shocking ad vprtisflmehts prospectuses and pamphlets and therefore there Is a ten dency in the Federal Courts to inflict severe penalties upon those who are convictedunder this statute Yet whatever may be our condemnation of the views of Mr Moore and of the language employed by him in the expres sion of those views and of the publi cation of his paper and its transmis sion through the malls his act is rad ically different from that of those in conceivably shameless violators of the IlawWe suppose no one In this commu nity has personally less reason to feel kindly to Mr Moore than we and yet we do not feel like suppressing the pression of our regret at the severity of the punishment Inflicted upon him MY AGENT AT PARIS KY Is Mr W T Ficklen aged 71 who has been a most exemplary member of the Christian church for 50 years when that church put him and me In jail because we were Pro tilbltioBists Bro Fioklen is also fcgeqt for the Rational View PHce 50 cents neatly bound Please sea him about any business connected with the BLADE bi OISrE CENT a Will Buy a Blade If as as 10 Copies Are Taken So far as I am able to judge the BLUE GRASS BLADE ranks as high in popularity and circulation as any vr Infidel publication now printed any f where in tho world It is my ambition and to give it much the largest tion of any infidel or any splraUonIpaper in the world iiwidelyJtIentuckygot for the BLAUR the largos circu lation of any paper in Kentucky In order to do this Iwill supply Ithe BLADE at cent a copy to any and all pArsons who sond me in ad Icouescopies provided all the papers go to any ono address In order to get the papers ate noh r week tho money must be miilcjd not 3toof that week You can send the exact amount of money each week or you can send the money hi advance for any length wr- of time you desire stating how many papers you will take each week and you will be credited by the money and the papers will bo sent you until the monoy is exhausted Almost anybody any where can find a boy to sell these papers at 111f prices ranging from 2 cents to 5 cents and thus make a financial 11Iwill take special interest in this plan THE BLADE ilrAND TIlE NEW YORK WORLD r4 For 165 a Year Tho World Coming Every Other Day Except Sunday and tho Blade for J Sabbath Reading The Blade the Greatest Religious rbWodlar Paper lathe World IJir ic e ruEUnAlitl tADE t lroat ost Religious Journal in the world and tho New York World the great cst Secular Journal in the word have gone into a combine and will pool their earnings The World will come three times a week that is every other day ex cept the BLADE Punctually eachSabbath morn laden to the guards with the latest and freshest from the religious world will appear an fill what would oth i erwise be an voidin the hearts of the piously inclined It would be a reflection upon the general intelligence of the world at largo and of especially to descant upon the of these- two great journals Not to know them Is to proclaim yourself un known With the BLADE no other religious reading is necessary not oven the Bible prayer book or hymn book necessllrytopreachers or to chip into tho mis sionary box and your breeches are kneelingInHaving the Now York World three times a week you are thor ought furnished into every good f work 11 Tim 3 17 in matters i tjournalismvated ladies and gentlemen If you are taking tho BLADE sond me 165 and your BLADE will be credited up a year and the World youthreetaking the BLADE send mo 165 and the two papers will at once start to i you This Is the greatest offer for religious and political literature you over saw- Address all communications to Charles C Moore LoxinirtonKy THE NEXT BLADE Will Contain Ati Article From Prometheus Prometheus upon hearing of the imprisonment of Mr Moorehas sent us an article which will appear in next weeks BLADE Several bun dred extra copies will be printed Send In orders at your earliest con venlcnco t THIS ISSUE t Wo have printod several hundred i extra copies of this issue and Jjf offoi them at tho following rates t 25 copies for 50 cents 59 75 100 dollar Mailed to yourself or direotedtibv persons whose address you send sst fl fq 11 I = Our First Letter From Editor Moorei Columbus Ohio Feb 180H My Dear Precious Wife and Children If you all could sec mo just as I ara fixed here I dont believe you would say It is such a dreadful thing to bo in the penitentiary il am sitting at a ulco desk with a great big Russian leather cushioned chair that swings around nicely and I just have pencils and paper and Ink and stamps and envelopes galore and the beauty of it all is that our Uncle Samuel has to put up the siwoleons for it all It is nothing more nor less that I am Assistant Superintendent of the printing office of the Ohio Peniten tiary News There is nothing in the world the matter with this place except that the Superintendent is named Coffin- and I have laid down the law to him to the effect that I will have him discharged unless he gets the legis lature to change his nament its very next session or get him a job as an undertaker which would be more in consonance with his name I had to make a little kick about the dinner todaynot that it was not good enough for we had plenty t of nice vegetables and good beef and nice coffee but they piled enough on my plate to last me for a week three times a day as if the fellow thought I never had bad anything to cat fore and the hole I ate iu it was about like a mouse had gnawed big a Christmascake The waiter was incorrigible though and said that was what ho was ordered to do in that particular dining room audio did uot dare to disobey orders So that I am going to steal- me a small plate and carry it in my pocket and if 1 do eat all that fellow gives me and I find it a prison regu lation that 1 have to eat it or bust I wlIlakV h1 Ift on the Installment 4As to my dress I have a suit so much like a Major General iu the Confederate Army that ii you will send me abut 10 or 15 yardsof gold lice I will look so much old Gen Bob Lee whiskers and all that- If I get tired of this job I will some justwalk out by the guard and illttarypaluaudgo Charlie and Helen and the Baby and Lucille and make Billy Maok make me a division commander of the Unitsd States Army and Dewey nnd Otis simply wont be in it The Superintendent of this print ing office gives me a pass to go to see the warden whenever I want to and altogether I have never been treated with more distinguished kindness in my life When I first got hero I had to be put for that night as it was night when I got here among the common convicts and quite a number of them knew about mo and largmajorlt- of though 1 suppose the tho boarders are Christians I find it is a lot of poppycock that wont hold water hardly hold corn shucks about there being no Infidels in the penitentiary Since Deacon Ingarsoll has heard that Uncle Sam has given me this appointment he seems not to want anyof it in bison and he is giving the Christian brethren a good lot of taffy lately And though I think my lob here was instigated by Qhristian preju dice when I remember how those good Catholic nuns in Porto Rico stood by our dear boy through his long illness and wrote you those beautiful letters about him and see how kind these Christian people here are to me I am going to let upon them a whole lot and try toforget the bad ones and love and taffy the good ones just as far as my conscience will allow me I want to beat Prof Ruoker by forgiving him now that be has done all that he can do against me and I am going to forgive him and say kind things abouthlm just for mean ness to show that my heathen re ligion is better than his particular variety of Christianity Tom Paine said ClTo do good Is my religion If and I believe It is nip and tuck between that and the Golden Rule for moral proeminence in all the utterances that ever fell from tongues and lips not human lips as they commonly saybecause Baa lams saddle horse and that famous snatfe that talked Hebrew are dead years ago and man is now the only animal that talks- I am growing garrulous I know but Warden Coffin for all his lugu brious name told me he wanted me to stink a little spice in the Ohio Penitentiary NwS and I am just T f In1WrJ trying any ha itci see if like Mr Tapley I can be jollyunder diffi culties Since starting this loiter I hMO concluded to have it printed in the DUDE and I want you to send this in to my office and then I am going to copy it front the DUDE into the Penitentiary News and put a standing notice of the BIADK in the News and give our little paper here a boom and a boost WHey bless your dear heart you may not think it and I know you dont think it but my being here will not only honor me but honor you and our children I will wear the martyrs crown without suffering martyrdom and the day wilt come when good women and men will rise up and call us blessed and my old shaggy head and bear still all on in this cold weather 16 below Cicero will be in history picturesque as the Cincin nati Enquirer said they wore at my trial I wore a pair of Uncle Sam mys bracelets as J came up here and when tho very kind marshal was only doing his duty in putting them on I said You are fettering American freedom not me and I know just as if I could hear it now that in a hundred years from now that remark of mine will bo printed many I hadon these jewelry ornaments I asked the marshal to cut out of the Enquirer the account of my trial and by strange coincidence the back was an account of a man named Yapp I believe whose two years here bad just expired and did not want to leave Its nearly supper Tell the boys to tako care of the pigs and lambs this bad weather and you must sriv e my love to the good old colored ser rants on the placo Please be sure to send this to print just as it Is Uoodbye you dearest of all women over born Affectionately your lesser 12 CUARLKS O Moon No 31406 From Lexington Leader WANT A PARDON gLLrMoore are1 r Already at Work A move Is on foot to secure Editor C C Moore of The Blue Grass Blade a pardon from the Columbus Qf penn tentiary A number of prominent people haTe circulated a petition to this effect and it Is believed by the frleads of the heathen editor that he will be pardoned Mr James E Hughes Mr Moore foreman who was fined and costs arrived home from Cincinnati Wednes day night after haying paid his fine The latter In all he pays amounts to 5l He was merely employed by Editor Moore to set the type and look after the mechanical department of the per IMr that some fnjuatlce was done Editor Moore In the news aper accounts of the trial but more whcashustled thebeatheieditor off io prison Immediately aftea se l nce In an Interview with TM Lead9r to day Mr Hughessald Editor Moorowaa ien nced at 10 clock and ho wasjstarted to the trait for Ccluzvbua at 11 I was put In a steel cage In oqt the court offices until the costs Jnmf case could be flgure up oBI had 35 In each with meaadfaad Jto jjet an officer to go to the GNbson where I made the rest good While several of his friends were out trying to get him an attorney to enter plea for an appeal he was hustled off to Columbus His sonLetandMoore cried ly when his fatherwas UKen frornhlnr- d his tears deeply affacted the ol man He did not ab his ogtnlOnvo clferously In an ante roW as report od but oaths other bland was cjuleV and thoughtful most of the time I saw lien When the Marshals starred with him to Columbus they put handcuffs on him They wary not as kind and as gentle to either of us as they might have beAn Yes In a sense I was glad to get off with a fine but I did not even expfct that during the trial I was only an employe of tile office and It was my duty to do as directed 1 see by a dispatch In The B gulrer that at Columbus the warden of the prison was enough to permit Mr Moore to ietala his gaff and beard Hewas put In the prlaoaprlntlBg office there 1I seer Lelamd More I1I1leave10r Co lumbus tomorrow to He says his mother la pfoetrarfe wltk grief tile blot rdUny JdmIJ eJ She baq grler tpatlef- r alhco it dm I dQut thinly Mil Moo expected to J It jt ti J l= y fit v CLUB RATESA f In order to Increase our circulation wo are pow offering LADE in clubs ofIive or pore for thotjiaH sum of 50 cents each for one year j 4 YOU CAiV to With lillle or nocllort obtain the names of five persons hVsre wVlifng to pay 50 cents for the BLADE SEND m A CLUB NOW rAddress This Office bo sent to prisonat least not so sud statement inn Cincinnati paper that Judge Feland offered his services to Mr Moore free and they were de clined Is a mistake Editor Moore when he left mo nt Cincinnati told me goodbye and said he didnt know whether they would let him write anything for his paper from the prison However The Blade will run on Prom tho Lexington Loader ASK FOR A NEW TRIAUl t EDITOR MOORES LAWYERS FILE A MOTION V CLAIM TRIAL WAS UNFAIR When Editor Charles C Moore ot the Blue Grass Blade was on trial ttl tho United States Court In Cincinnati be fore District Judge A C Thompson he declined to engage tho services of a lawyer alleging that bo was too poor and oven then he would not accept the generosity of the Court In having one appointed for him Ho argued his own rase and was sentenced to servo two years In the Ohio penitentiary Now ho has two lawyers Yesterday Attorneys Charles Pbares and D C Keller of Cincinnati fied a motion In the Circuit Court tQGetttlde- the verdict and asked for a sew trial for the following reasons Irregularity In the proceeding of the Jury by which the defendant was prevented from having a fair trial misconduct of the jury prejudicial to t tUat tho verdict is not sustained by tuffi clnet evidence that the verdict trarY to law and that errors of law occurred at the trial prejudicial the defendant BEHIND THE BAfujS Conmercla bun- efCO tucky Blue Grass advocate of frcrlloe 1 will spend the next two years Inade the Ohio penitentiary ThaUsth idit come of the prosecution against film for sending Copies of his paper th Blue Grass Blade through the United totes malls Moore appeared In court Wedi iaday moraine to receive sentence un rUhe verdict of guilty found against hiuvHhe day before by the jury that tried his case When the grayheaded old man was brought to the bar and asked whether he had anything to say for himself he gala launched out Into a rambling bar angue He declared It an outrage that he the descendant of soldiers who had ought In the Revolution and in the war of 1812 should have to endure the bu miliation of going toa penitentiary He declared passionately that what ever else the court might do with situ he wanted It seen to that his family should not be called to suffer for his yaccquntr ho wanted to bear all the punishment h1ne elf His Blue Grass farm he said was taxed at a valuation of 15000 there was a rnrntgage of r5000 upon It and he wanted the Judge in Imposing sentence not to add to the burden oa that by giving Urn a heavy fine Any other pnnjshme t lie was ready Jar but his property toe wanted preserved to his famUy Then the old fellow tried to argue that what be had written w 211t la moral or contrary to the law and used with glorying1 In the doctringy- has advocated UNMOVED BY SENTENCE When Moore closed Judge Thntaprdon- rnounccd that his eenteace would be two years imprisonment In the OWo ppnltentUry ward the en- t ace apparently without belsg moved His eOn a gentlemanly yoaag felloVi was in court wbeathei seMelate was pronounced and aocompaaled ate fa ther out of the court room aloof with the Deputy Marshal On tide outeld young Moore quite broke down and wept In grot agitation WWle joak Ing no reproaches M seemed ta feql keenly the uapieaacat IB DfMch the fathers doings had placed hl s fiamlly The old man himself did not seem a to have he WM to r arredreinsup and tree going to im the corridors till the Deputy Mares put hto In one of tko fete s where his refiectiose were JdsIfe r a the afCenoon trans that for Coluiijtnie foe was pttt IE afe gstyIM Manbal Bryan sad eecea J f WIINhladtH 11s of the It j frely expreasedab the tflidee who stoked the o iretw cloijely durlnfjblB trial that th oc4 t como of the case was a severe set back for him that he was calculating on being given notoriety and a sort ot mnrtyrhootl only to find that he had simply put himself in the position of an ordinary violator of tho law and was regarded as noticing more Mooro has cultivated a luxuriant head ot hair not unlike to that ot the famed Padenviskl except that It Is silver w9tlte and a nragnlflcent leonine beard These adornments he will bo required to have cut off nnd tho change which such an 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