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Digital page images are linked to the text file. ti J X t fi 1ci 1k BLUE GRAl BLADEfTHE WORLD IS MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD IS RELIGION TOM PAINE DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM D UNTO YOUCONFUOIUS EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN TtlK INTEREST OF GOOD MORALS PUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL IX NO 1 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY FEBRUARY 11 E M 300 X100 A YEAR q LEXINGTON KY TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 Issue for one year 100 6u 250 1 10II I u 400 90II u u u 700 50 u 11500 l00 I I 2500 f Address all Communications to 1BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky perwearPJlnfJ 2 t4n y r at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mail 1w Club rats are 50 cents each for five or more names Send in now How ta Gettbe Blade far 28 Cents I A Year The BLADE will be sent for a year Unitedj1Chdl pates sal Sample Ceplw The BLADE will be sent for 50 CTS YEAR TACK for any order for rIVE MORI Sample copies will be sent tree AGENTS FOR THE BLADE Any body guy where any tithe can be an agent for the BLADE by Hading 2 cent each for 10 papers or- aore or by sending 50 cents each for i or more yearly subscribers ad dressed to BLUE GRASS BLADE LexlsgWn XY WHAT THAT STAR LIKE THIS MEANS WHEN YOU SEE IT AFTER YOUR NAME 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 sot d It just from seeing a single issue are generally such persons as write for sample copies and per BOM friends of myself or of my Weeds In many of these cases the BLADE will be sent to them marked with a star like this after their names on their printed address which will show the date at which the paper tarts to them In these cases it is of course de sired that the parties shall pay for the paper at the regular ratesl- r year for a single paper or 50 Cents each for 5 or more papers If after the parties have seen the paper long enough to determine whether they will want it I most respectfully ask that they may either pay ale for It in advance the regu tar way or notify me to discontinue it and I will do so with thanks for the courtesy If friends of the BLADE know of persons who do not take it and who they would take it if theyas knew of it I wouldbe obliged if the would send me suck names stating tka t titty are 119a the star plu i 4 DAMNED DRUNKEN Christian Devils Assassi nate Their Christian Brother Goebel Taylor Should Be Arrested Asi Accessory Before the Fact DOWN WITH THE SKYPILOTS Fifteen hundred years ago Con stantino who murdered his own wife and children started the Chris tiara religion From that day to this that religlo- has been the greatest curse that ever afflicted the earth This religion teaches that years ago God made the first man out of dustnot even mud =and the first woman out of a bone that God cursed the woole human race because a snake made that woman eat in pie that God bad ason by anotherI mans wife and that he had this son murdered in order to keep himsel from Beading all the human race to hell This son taught that any man who did not believe that piece of Ignor aace and priestly lying would go to hell and burn eternally ia fire and in which these things are taught favors drunkenness murder slavei y1y1og 8tealT3JK tiifr lechery and is so nasty and obscene that the United States Governmen fined and imprisoned J B Wise of Clay Center Kansas for writing a single verse of it on a postal card and sending it through the mails and itput me in tire penitentiary for exposing the viciousness of this book penitentiarybswat they could make to my argu mentI told you that these fanatic- would not stop at meeting Infidels with violence and brutality and the same kind of people that Imprisoned- me have now assassinated their ow Christian Brother William Goebel because they could not beat him in argument The whole of Christendom an especially the State of Kentucky ran s by a lot of lying thieving priests and preachers who with their pals and pimps live by telling these disgusslng nasty Bible lies to their dupes and this country will never attain the civilization of any of the heathen nations until these lying thieving skypilots are forced to make their livings by honest means or sent to penitentiaries for failin to do so For fifteen years I have never voted for anything but Prohibition and I never intend to vote for other y party or oven for that until Rucker ia kicked out of the party All great murderers are Chris tians Booth a Catholic and Gut teau and Prendergast Protestants the latter two claiming that theyI were specially chosen of God for their work were the assassins of the Infidel Lincoln and of the Chris tians Garfield and Harrison and the assassin of Christian Goebel will be found if found at all to be a Chris ties I ad not in any kind of affiliation political religious or social with eitber Taylor or Goebel and never saw either of them v Taylor should be arrested and tried as an accessory before the loot If I were In his place and were innocent I would demand im mediate Investigation If I were in his place and guilty I would do jus t be has done is doing and seem to propose to do The foots against him areas tol 1 114 lows The man suspected of having assassinated Goebel is Taylors mountain neighbor and personal friend Whittaker Taylor has fered no reward as Governor for the arrest of the assassin and taken no steps looking to such arrest Men from the mountains of Ken tucky a district the lawlessness of which is of national report and who worn In Frankfort by Taylors con nivance if not his expressed will stood ia the way of the arrest of the has expressed no personal regret or official condemnation o the crime over his own name and the little that has been said alon that line seems to have been manu factored for him by nersoapered itors Taylors duty as a citizen was to go to Goebel and give Goebel all kind sympathynwas offer immediately a reward for the arras of the assassin He has done 0Of these Instead of that he pro poses to move the capital of th State to his own home in the moo n tains the only consideration for so doing seeming to be the safety of himself and the dinger to his ene mies As a political issue I have no In tereat in the matter I simply want to show the people of this country that any country govered by an Irra tional and immoral religion and led by a gang of rascally priests and preachers will not be satisfied sim ply to imprison Infidels but this they will even assassinate their ow Christian brethren now as the have always done when it suits heir liSleresY td fitf so Down with the church down wit the priest down with Christianity WHAT THEY SAY About My New Book Be hind the Bars 31498 Judge J Soule Smith said I read verysof English Literature State Col lege was indistinctly beard to Say in substance about properlny with David Harum Prof Burke Superintendent of Public Instruction wrote a mutual throughdcharming a surprise to me a chological study some childishness- mixed with a lot of wisdom but charmingly expressed and Interest tog tis Moore up and down and on Freothoughthistory wright in Christian history and well worth the invrstment and perusal of any man I bought two copies gJOHN RUSKIN DEAD John RusKin of London England has lately died aged 81 He was ageWhilebe tall to claim him as an Infidel h was probably not by any means an orthodox Christian h1aInglish Tolstoi Ho ameliorated the doctrines and dogmas of the church James MartiBeau by the study of philosophy and the history of re ligion made religion cosmopolitan and identical with spiring ethics John Ruskin In raIthe beautiful reached a elm ilar result FUNNY PREACHER A preacher from Oklahomaaway yonder where the sun down came to my office the other day an said he wanted the BLADE and my new book He said of a preacher who cuts some Ice in this berg I went to school with that follow and he hasnt intosa It was anew one on me I will have use for l J l lIIJ VERSUS GOVER Moo GOEBEL WITH TUrO BIGGS 1Ja8 31 1900 Dear Bro Mcpre eyesterdaysaidcopies of your Book and wanted to hlll1IexooedlBRhIEditorg nodoubtpression it gvelf especially to men of eduoattoa and judg mentas I will frankiy say to you that I yourbookneayfrombuplogt sentimentrthe of comporte whoknow bytheserver or stranger your love stories are dlak in the extreme maker the same cvitlclsm largelyof the book acd in some way adds to its cbarm from a psychological point of view Well I am gMArlwar him speak approvingly M uf wred you hd knowt trialexpress Rolf ni pM bIMnyprudetlv havehThe preachers of Frankfort disturbers allflntand hardly had they recovered from gotball a The Lord was either leased or displeased at them I don t think he aEditorhe was either displeased or didnt politicianskilled saythatkilled as shaneful as was the at tempt to kill Kim uoscrupu10us electedby toI He has bees mercenary t stable the consequences of inevlI riot the of hundreds of homes and making widows and orphans He knew lor weeks that this would be the result and that that was wanting was the rash act of some drunken fanatical partisan He has InvIted sot his own death but the deaths o many others He has not cared how much neat or unhappiness this contest would bring so he could carry out his die honest political aims He would always have been a dis turber in the Democratic party and the worst fate that could happen to the party would be to have him rbp wayTbehapple of the cgs enougeHoping you are well and hearty and with kind regards to all I re main Yours Faithfully Editorial Reply I give no names because the letter may not be Intented for publication LexlnJtongocdC by saying politics is hell You wrote me a note when I was Iin the penitentiary warning me not pose as a martyr and now be fore you havfc read my book you are Tapleyy gdOne of my btst friends who Is one o ntuckYtIlatelypolicies Whenever I see a with No on It I al ways go In t ere Thats thfe way I hve learned more than other people When a JmiDwarDI pe agalnat anything I THE YALLER DORG VhatMias EIvk ar Srtl ior Miller The Brilliant t er i iv ffl o Times Siys bf Parson Rucker 1 oJ 5nInLOUISVILLE KT THURSDAY FIB 1900 MY rtIhave also been sentenced to the pirn and having heard much of hira opinionofgateandgsentimentsyweaponMoores enemies made the mistake of their lives when they ran scratchedtheirstupid yetI neverthelessaarespcctdortHeelbellee set up tA what they think is best r ran a Prohibltlos rpaper and took distiller money seems to be the yellow dog of the bookJand he showed Editor Moore plainly that when you cast your on the waters it generally comes baCk to you unfit for food On one ntlpconverted t that was a job which left the cleaning of the Augean stables out of sight thebroadestthe State in their grand moral play have not run Sam Jones ln is something that keeps me guessing That man checks on heaven every time he unbuttons his mouth Strange to relate Ihave never t Itattackam so tired I envy Editor Moore his two years rest In the pen whichIsfor the book Behind tbeBarlS and assure you it gave me pleas lire to find in its pages mention of many friends of lIlY family though I yourfrIendELVIRA SYDNOR MILLER rEDITORAL Shes a warm baby and if I ever get to be a widower that girl is going to have a show for my No2 always go right Into it because I know theres apt to be something interesting in it youdontI have not voted for anything but rohibitionlarge Pfor 15 years never expect to vote for that I am officially notified notarial seal that Rucker has been kicked out of the party if not out of Ken tecky with a boot not less than a number 9 You dont live in Kentucky and I am here right in the midst of the rumpus and I know more about It than you do My only way of estimating the comparative merits of Governors is helpoChristians put me In and I would rather take my chances under Goebol than Taylor whose name shows that it would take nine of him to makea man I wasnt going to take any hand in this ruction but when Taylors hired smokelessf didnthwanted to move the legislature up into the mountains where the devil would be afraid to go then I had to pieceYou that it was a pity that he was not killed but that the attempt to kill him was shameful makeshall fools If Goebel ought to have been killed how in the devllcan It be shameful that Taylors didnt kill him Soak your head or keep out of politicsP The above was wrlttqn before Governor Goebel died OUR SAMSON WASNT IN IT Mark Twain seems to bo coming over to the Infidel gang thatfour miracles fAnot so large as theirs Hlndoo in for his re ligion as against Christianity is represented as saying as follows uln the old old times agesyand gone by when our god Rama was warring with the demon god of t 4 rUO 114 tobridgemightpassgeneral Hanuman Inspired like your own Samson with divine forthetheHlmalayJ mountainstwowith it toward Ceylon Itwas In the night and as he passed along the Govardhunheard r andtheyheaventhey sweptalong thetwinklinglug villages and it was as if the constellations were flung In proces stumbleand andfell tthedayasaation of othaveexcept by the strength of the Eton know that it was not his own strength therefore you know that it was done by the strength of the gods just as you gatesbyconcedetwothings skoudecosuperiority of his gods over ours secondly that his feat is notsup ported by any but verbal evidence supportedevidence Is confirmed established proven by visible tangibleevtdence tesJmonyridge and while It remains we can Y011tbegate9 88 PAGE BOOK t America with music bottle of per fume picture of Dewey all only tea cents Address Agents Library Chas F Howard Box 185 WlndSi fad i 1 I CLUE GRASS BLADESr 4 A WOMAN S SPICY REVIEW What the Tattler of the Louis vllleTlmes say of Charles 0 Moores new book Behind the Bars 31498 Loulivllle Times It seems strange that a Prohibi like Editor Moore of Lex laborsBehindthe title of his new book wrote when like many other writers sentenced to the pen It purports to be a history of his life but Is a sort of burgoo of facts and fancies as they appeared to the author The special feature of the work which lends It Interest to the reader of the day is the reference to many prominent men and women of the state many of whom are alive and of whom will also be kick- Ing wbethey stumble on various disclosures There is one stately and dec rous woman of my acquaintance JCditor Moore mentions as a deatygnd valuet friend from his OTth up He narrates a of heir visiting Mammoth Cave with a party and while going through the cave the lady dropped an article of apparel Picking it up he bowed and It to her saying Honi soit mal y pease She thanked him and planting her foot on a rock dexotrously the buckle of the article while her pret ty blush turned the gray walls about her rosy as the inside of a water melon t t t An amusing account is given of the legal party of Col Bob Woolley of this One man had gone to another farm cut down o bee tree and stolen the honey the suitthence came vulsed the country with giRglesI Col Woolley for the de fense and John C Breckinridge for the prosecution It is not stated how the suit but it caused so much mirth that it Served as the in cubator of fame for the two lawyers There is a special reference to Castleton now owne by Foxhal Keene of New York who put up handsome granite monument to the memory of the famous horsef Dam Inott Playing Domino was at one time a popular and profitable pursuit in this country t t t It was at Castleton that Col John B Castleman of this city and his sister Mrs Eastin were born and they are referred to most feel ingly old coat or shirt of malt story seams to have been a venerable chestnut way back In Henry Clays time for General Oassius Clay was accused of wearing such a garment In his with Sam Brown a champion ofslavery The author goes on to moralize over the fact that Gen Clay who did so much for the Negrolisuow living in his native and unhonored by the very race for which he carried his life in one hand and his bowie knife In the other t t t Moro states that he told James Lane Allen the stories on which the foundation of his literary fame was i byilt Allen was thena teacher but had included to make a try for literary honors Moore narrated an anec dote of an uncle who was very lenient as a master to his slaves while a neighbor was just the reverse and always telling of any faults he knew of their commission One day he rushed Into state that while the ne groes were all in the fields a rabbit ran past them and the entire layout quit work to chase it Well exclaimed the owner of the rabbit have whipped every one 011them it they hadnt This and the tale of the old Major who came to the house to all night and made himself so fortlyepen The men tioned as being a gem of English and also the most demoralizing book ever printed a statement will doubtless boom the sale of the book considerablyt t t Of Tom Marshall the he says one day Marshall ragged and unkempt and three sheets in the wind was goingalong the streets in a handsomely dressed Federal officer standing with his soldiers was told that the man he saw close by was the celebrated Marshall Advancing to ward the Kentuckian and touching his hat courteously as if addressing a superior he said I believe I have the honor of addressing the Hon Thomas Marshall of Kentucky Yes thundered Marshall you have the honor of addressing the Hon Thomas Marshall of Kentucky and Ive got more sense than and your whole regiment put ogeth- er a reply which does not speak well for tho Hon Thomas courtesy Among others who figure in this book are Mrs Josephine K Henry the Hon John M Atherton Judge Simrall the late Clarence Great house Editor Louis Pilcherof Nlch III ObI Samuel Stone late Candidate for Governor and the family of Mrs Virginia Thompson Of this city I Written for the Btvt Gaul Robert Ingersolls Requiem JOHN GUILD The superior man Has now passed from earth His works still remain Which bespeak his true worth He taught gospel truth Yet by no bloody plan But freedom for youth For each woman and mau He wanted the facts Not a baseless belief He did noble acts For poor humans relief He strove not for place For great riches or fame But highest in space Is our Ingersolls name The dust unto dust We now sadly consign But hope bids us trust Lives his spirit divine Tyngsboro Mass A PHILIPPINESOLDIER Says Moore Has Hit the Nail on the Head Pastg Philippine Islands Thursday Nov 30 1899 Mrs Josephine K Henry Versailles Ky Dear FriendOur mutual friend Mr Albert Johnson of San Francisco has for some time me to write you I doubt whether have any ideas ot sufficient original powertproducts of the extremely limited amount pray matter with which Nature has endowed me I am more than anxious however while in vol untary exile to get and keep in touch with those of light and learn ing in the United States who may by letters and literature prevent me from sinking into absolute intellect ual stagnation I have been let out of our Regimental Hospital where I have lain the greatest part of this month suffering with a sharp attack of ma larial fever contracted in tbe trenches at Calamba where three companies our Battalion are and have been for the past six weeks on the firing line I am still very weak both in body and mind so you must make due allowance on that account for occasional drivel in these pages At the samu time being excused from all duty the consequent ample leisure affords me an opportunity which may not come again of opening a correspondence to result in great profit and pleasure to myself should you feel inclined to reply to this Prior to my enlistment in the First Tennessee Volunteers in July 98 I had been clerking for several months in thaPaper Covered Book Store of San Francisco the only place In that Rome ridden city keep ing a stock of Freethought and Lib oral publications and periodicals At that time I confess I took but meagre interest in the incessant and aggressive fight that you and other leaders of the Rationalist movement were waging against the Sunmyth and Phallic worship known From natural tendencies Anarchist philosophy of the extreme appealed to my reason Igorgued in this wise To anybody with the least capacity for thinking religion is a mere ludicrous absurdity A large number of people chiefly wo men with warped brains and low in the scale of intellectual development are so constituted that a ridiculous remnant of a primeval superstition a reality These poor fools resent anoattempt at enlightenment with social os tracism and when possible more forcible measure Let them stew in their own juice of bigotry and lief It My views In that respect have undergone a radical change from several causes While in the regiment I found to my surprise who actually believed in the Bile from klver to klver IIIn my Ignorance I had thought that such specimens were as extinct as the Dodo I am not given to making a martyr of myself for any cause how ever noble and seeing that remarks which might be construed as an at tack on cherished beliefs learnt at mothers knee would result in un popularity I judiciously refrained from discussing the subject But at times the matter was forced on me and on sucLoccasions I am pround to state there was enough of the British bulldog in me for me to express myself on the Christian re ligion In good round AugloSaxon so that my hearers could not fail to un subjectLotsspeakable horror at such blasphemies and doubtless I would have perienced considerable unpleasantness in various ways but for redeem lag vices which endeared me to the average Tennessean It was felt that a man who could punish whisky capablebriety was regarded as an amiable pecularlty I may mention that for several months I have now been a strict total abstainer Militarism Is I presume one of the mlsjnow threatening the American Republic but from exper ience soldiering for a year or so will straighten a man out as regards liquor and active campaigning In the tropics is bound to keep the most intemperate sober for the time being at any rate Another cident which led me to appreciate- the incalculable benefit to com munity of Freethought work by pen and platform occured in California in the fall of 98 just as our regi ment was leaving for the Philip priestsIfrom taxation For some years pasta most bitter feud had been raging between the A P As and Catholics Sometimes one side getting tho per hand sometimes the other Of course whichever was temporarily on top would make things Interest ing for the under But our Pro testant Christians who had been shouting themselves bluein the fall denouncing convents and confession als as wholesale brothels and calling upon the State to suppress such dens of Iniquity thoh turned around and were willing fbi these same in stitutions to be freo from taxation even so long as ttbey the PO could got their share of public plun der by tho same means Its one thing to let Christians grovel slav ishly before an inagin ry Deity but beyond ajoke when they try to make you pay for their side show Th an issue of the BLUE GRASS BLADE that recently came to band Moore hits the nail on the head He peoplesheadsbish it will be impossible for them to come to any reasonable conclusion anent the pressing social requiihigsolutlon Take this Philippine question for instance Religion has been drag ged in oa both sides For the most part the preachers who by the way keep their carcasses at a safe dis tance from the firingline have been blowing about God sending America to the far Orient to open the door to civilization and Christianity of course their own particular brand On the other hand Catholics as a whole enough have annexaItlonthe fact that his Excellency Don Senor Emilio Agutnaldo the duly elected President of the Philippine Republic is anathema maranatha Over such territory as his sway was undisputed he took radical and cidedly effective measures to prevent the locust swarm of monks and friars from further debauchery You are one of the leaders of the antiimperialists My feelings on the subject are very much divid ed My sympathies being strongly in favor of the Filipinos I have the greatest admiration for Aguinaldo aud consider hlrnUsJ every way a born genius Before you commend me for my opinion Iimay mention that my heroworship includes Aaron Burr Napoleon JU Beaconsfield Diaz Blaine Owing to something in my makeup I oint help liking the man who plays the game of life for big stakes and who to quote Car Itrlnn description of Beaconsfield has no conscience knows he has no conscience and is very well satis fied with the arrangement Pope Pius I think it at the time Luther was hurling denuncia tions at the corruptions of the Oath olic church remarked blandly This Is a very profitable superstition for us It comes far nearer my ideal than opponentWhat we Freethinkers got to do with morality anyway is as silent about a code of ethics as about life hereafter To me such conceptions as truth justice etc are simply childish notions derived from Christian training Expedien cy is the only consideration to termine action with a rational basis- I regard this Philippine question from that point of view only So ciology is as exact a science as Phy sics and Sociology is governed by the law of cause and effect just as rigidly as Physics Now in Physics when we see a certain effect we look for the cause and calmly and dispassionately If for instance one hap to be standing beneath a high building oh the very spot on which a loose brick falls from that build leg because one receives a more or less severe hurt one does not rail against the law ofgravitation So when we see the United States de parting from its apparent traditional policy and by brute lor ce crush ing an infant Republ let us first try and find out the orcos wbiol have brought about tats phenomenon bearing always In mind that frequently It Is npt the apparent cause which produces a given effect but jeep underlying forces entrance of women Into so many branches of industry former stronglInIn nearly every branch of business and in professions women are able to do the work as well as men and cheaper The men thus displaced will be driven Into the one trade in which women as yet cannot compete viz fighting Labor saving machinery consolidations of various businesses like the large department stores and in fact everything which throws large masses ot laborers out of employment all operate to create a large standing army There are many other causes too umerous to mention Finally the growing an tagonism between cap al and labor and the feeling in the a r that before long there Is bound to be a death between the hives and have note naturally lead organized J wealth to seek to protect itself und a war to annex territory is a good method tox create and train large bodies of mercenary soldiers Sol diering is a habit which grows on a man like quor or opium and once acquired Is as difficult to shake oil A few years In the armyubsolutoly spoils one for any other occupation It practically solves the problem of how to live without working clothing and a place to sloop being provided the pay simply represents gratification the manner and amount according to the tastes of the individual I get papers sent me from England with greater frequency and regularity than those from the States It Is decidedly mirth to read American comments condemning Englands attack on the Transvaal Bud upholding our aggression In the Philippines The two cases arc parallel England however did let the Boers alone for about 18 years In fact until gold and the unfitness of the Boers for selfgoveinment were simultaneously discovered We have not given the Filipinos even that much grace but have promptly acted as judge jury and executioner on the question of their ability to form an Independent na tionIn closing this letter today Dec 7 I would ask you to estimate my views herein expressed merely as the transient record of Individual opinion I hope you will find time to reply and anything forwarded In the line of periodicals will be highly appreciated byYours very sincerely MRS HENRYS ARTICLE IN THE NEXT BLADE SEND IN YOUR ORDERS FOR EXTRA COPIES In the BLADE for February 18 there will be from Mrs Josephine K Henry of Versailles w regard as the most valuable article ever printed In any newspaper The article shows that the story of the crucified savior Jesus Christ of the Christians is simply a revamp of the story of the crucified Savior Ohrishna Jeseus of the Hindoos that was the religion of the Hindoos 1200 years before Jesus Christ Is said to have been born- I expect an extra large demand for the article Please let me know at once bow many of the BLADES containing it at 2 cents each you want sent to you orto any addresses that you may give From Lexington Leader WARDEN COFFIN TO VISIT EDITOR MOORE The Honorable Warden E Q Coffin ot the Ohio State penitentiaryfwlll n guest ot Editor Blue Grass Blade In Lexington May Warden Coffin will be given a banquet at the Phoenix Hotel Immediately upon his arrival here he being taken direct ly from the train to that hostelry Only a few ot the Immedlatofrlonda ol Editor Moore will be present at the banquet as tho affair Is to be a quiet one The friends of Editor Moore have Insisted upon showing the visiting Warden this courtesy From tho hotel Warden Coffin will be driven to Quakeracre the heathen editors attractive country home Here he will remain for several days during which time a brief trip to Frankfort may be made to inspect the State pris on down there Editor Moores distinguished visitor is over 70 years old but in perfect state ot preservation He Is halo and hearty and can get around it is said almost like a scliool boy His trip to the Blue Grass Is purely out of friend ship to Mr Moore and he feels that it will servo as a recreation Tor him from his arduous prison labors The Ohio State penitentiary Is said to be tho largest penal Institution In the world It contains 2300 prisoners and covers twenty even acres of ground PHOTOGRAPHS Of Myself and Quakeracre and its Surroundings Two photographers of Lexington have done me the honor to take a of photographs of me and Landtheypictures in me half and half One of the artists copyrighted his pictures of me Those of myself arc cabinet full figure in peniten tlary uniform or bust 50 cts and 8 by 10 full figure in prson uniform jr bust 50 cents each There are four different pictures of me of each of those sizes Then there are six different pic tures of Quakeracre our home and scenes in Its vicinity that are 14 by 11 Inches all but one having In them pictures of my family and myself Negro servants old and young dogs c These are 50 cts and be mailed to any address postpaidpOne of these latter pictures repre senting me standing on lug in Elkhorn creek with mylogs in the water so much like a fancy piece that many people may believe but it a tographIl AbI1 n LcoderiUEATEIEN lies Scheme Mr Moores Prop osition to Site Ministers About a Poper Editor Moore of The Ditto Grass Blade was asked by a Leader reporter today what he thought about Rev Mr Sheldon author of In His Steps taking the Topeka Capital and running it as a religious tally paper for a week saidI have seen the various notices of the scheme and while I am not poqed as to the details the prima facto Impres sion It made on my mind Is that It is a good scheme for both parties But In this connection there is one thing that I would be obliged to you If you would say for me through The Leader I am very anxious to get a fair and Impartial and intelligent discussion of the Issue between Christianity and Rationalism before the general reading public To show that I am willing to put the Christian argument before my people I will give The Blue Grass Blade for any time not to exceed one month to the preachers of Lexington and fill It full of what they waht to say and not put Into it one single word from any body else and I will pay every cent of the cost for sending It to all of my regular subscribers which are 3600 and to 1000 more whose names the preachers may furnish to me If in return for this any of them will allow me the use of any religious paper of even approximately the circulation of TheBlade for even one week to be edited by me I will be obliged but they may have my per any how Low Grade of Education In Catholic Colleges Jan 2GA local paper oUblisbed an interview with Pres- Ident Elloit of Harvard in which he reiterated the statement which he made in a recent magazine article that the Jesuit colleges teach the same today as they did two hundred years ago that they had made no progress and that with the excep tion of Georgetown University their graduates were not admitted to the HarvarJ law school without exam ination The Infidel contention is that Catholic colleges in order to keep the laity of the church in igno rance are suppressing the scientific advancement of the age Picsident Elliot seems to think the same way Yet it isthe Catholic church alone that is allowed to give its special religious instructions on the national grounds at West Point and fO Cathollo church alone that has been allowed a representation in the government all the time through the current or lato Spanish war PROPPED EA11 Professor Mulcaby Dwyer Who At tempted to Strike a Divine Healer Butte Mont Dec 9 Professor Butteformerlyduring a heated religious discussion with J S Oharlebois the divine healer attempted to strike the latter and Charlebois called on God to protect him and Dwyer dropped dead The men were in the public library at the time Oharlebois who is from Helena is editor of a publication calledIIThe Living TruthIt During his discussion with Dwyer he made the statement that he had read the figures marked on the forehead of the pope and Dwyer said they had an antiChrist significance and called Charlebois1 a liar and made a rush for him with up raised hand to strike him Charle bois says he stood up and called on God to protect him and before Dwyer could strike he was dead Dwyer was 68 years old Read that account it goes the rounds of the Associated Press dispatches and any body but the lowest order of Christian idiot will say it is a lie Remove the scene to Judea 6000 miles away and 2000 Years ago and make it to read that Ananias and Sapphira fell dead because they would not give up all their money preachers and then all the sky pi putintelligent and honest enough to say you dont believe Re Judge Thompson New York Jan 22 1900 Charles 0 Moore My Dear Sir Enclosed will find 150 for your book Behind the Han 314ns111 Without having peen the book I want to say on general principles that its publication cannot fail to do good Tau exposure of such a ras cally prank as Judge Thompson played upon you will be more d Ice as a lekitvnt to other judges who might be disposed to indulge In similar practices than any form of punfshuu ut which might bo inflicted upon Judge Thompson or which- he might merit I am not a believer in the efficacy of punishments I do not think that any punishment over did any body any good and I would not punish Judge Thompson however much I detest his conduct Thii iiutluu of punishinuub id a sur vival of the Christian doctrine of hell The Christian tries to justify him- f by sending somebody else to fI 11 hell And this is what Judge Thompson tried to do in your case Ho was willing to assume an appear ance of utter respectability not up pn his own merits but at your ex pence and It is a matter of sincere congratulation that his dishonest effort was u failure It is unfortu nate that such efforts too frequently succeed I trust that your book may JudgeThompsonthe lesson that there can be no spectability without a basis of com mon honesty with sincere respect EP W OUA3I11ERLAJNI Charles City Charles 0 Moore youherewiththe Bars methatout Sometimes these matters es becomestardyThe story of your life cannot failtto be of interest to every t er and I trust that the sales of Mw book may attest this fact longtoenjoythetrue and the good I amwSincerelyANNA P SMy mother joins me In all good wishes a Ripley 0 Jan 25 300 Mr C 0 Moore Dear SirFind enclosed Post office order Jot 5 00 Credit mo with this send me your account and your book Be bind the Bars It Your imprisonment was an honor John Brown was hung William Lloyd Garrison mobbed and Sumner killed by a blow from a gutta percha cane ofthetrulyJ Saxton N Y Jan 29 99 C C Moore I have been taking the B G B for two months and must say that it suits my ideas exactly SpanishAmerican Miles Div in Porto Rico I also put in several months in different military hospitals and while there saw enough of Amer entirelydisgusted I have not been inside of a church for ten years and wont be for an other ten years if I know it Yours for more light M 0 SMITH Chicago Liberal Society Chicago Ill Jan 10 00 Charles C Moore Dear Sir Enclosed fled a copy of the declaration of principles of the Chicago Liberal Society This ciety has recently been organized in this city and is already meeting with great success Thomas B Gregory lectures fore us every Sunday morning at Masonic Temple He is a man of force and character who Is doing much to promote the cause of Free Thought in the West Will you kindly give this Society a notice in the pages of your BLUE GRASS BLADE Yours Very truly ROBERT N REEVES Clrclevllle Ohio Jan 29 1900 Charles 0 Moore expiresFebruarythe coming year Your is excellent I read it through before I quit tirier mmense Send me 50 of the 40000 edition I have to be a little careful this is U Christian town They me Cltbat big Doctor woman ItI go to some gf the churches Regards to yourself and Mrs Moore RespectfullyDR RIPPER Louisville Ky Jan 24 1900 Dear Bro Moore JjrADEIin a few weeks The last BLADE is loaned it to seven parties already and will give J tcJ isome moro of my friends They all say they will send for your book Behind the Bars- I received a paper from a preach or Psont him paper with all the preachers names and crimes in it He can read it at his leisure Yours truly JOHN W WALSH THE FALLACIESOF As promulgated by two Methodist preachers namely Rev E W Al dersou and Rev Horace Bishop discussed and refuted by Perslus A neat pamphlet large pages and big type Price by mall 15 cents Address R PETERSON P O box 835 Parlsf Texas 14 14 it SLUE GItA SS SLADEIf r Written the bius GODS BEEN CIVILIZED nInv i When I compare the proaehor a k With what the Scriptures say And I perceive the churches creeds Improving day by day How superstitions dying out Thats why I make the claim That either Gods been civilized Or else Hes not the same He used to be a partial God And full of angry ways He used to be the rascals friend Thats what the Bible says But for every crime anti wrong The devil gets the blame Which proves that Gods been civ ilized Or else hes not the same He used to get So fearful mad At what his children did Hed curse and kill to scirt the folks To do as they were bid But now the preachers say Ho s goodt of their claim So surely Gods been civilized Or elge Hes not the same Ho used to sit on heavens vault His feet the worli rhosUp in his nostrils curled now his agents take the cash Thats why I would proclaim That God was either civilized Or else Hes not the same He also had a fiery hell To put his creatures in Where they would roast forevermore And suffer for their sin But now the preachers are at work Extinguishing the flame Which shows that Gods been civil- Ized Or else Hes not the same Vera Cruz end- Louisville Post NO ANSWER Given Mr Hoores Sacrile gious and Ironical Questions 0 0 Moore of rampant editor of the BLUEGRASS BLADE has written to United States District Attorney Hill requesting information of a peculiar character Mr Moore states that be is about to write a book which shall contain nothing but extracts from the Bible No other word ho says shall creep In except on the title page which shall read Extracts from the Bi EdtttonWhat to know is whether or not his book will be allowed to go through the mails There is a touch of sacrilegious sarcasm in the epistle the veiled thatMooreties for sending obscene matter through the malls already He was sentenced to the peniten tiary at Cincinnati by the United States Circuit Court about a year ago for the offense stated but was pardoned by the President Attor ney treated his communication with dignified silence EDITORAL The above heading andall is from the Evening Post of Louisville Ky of Jan 22 1900 Written on the margin of the extract in the writing of the great est woman intellectually and mor ally who now lives In the following Broad confession that the Bible is obscene literature You have them on the run Write to U S Attorney Griggs at Washington and to McKinley Not only does not the pious Idiot who wrote that thus the Bible is obscene literature but he says that even the suggestion to orlnt of it in a newspaper is sacrilegious If there could be such a crime as sacrilege In this Infidel government the constitution of which was made by the three Infidels ThomasJeffer son Tom Paine and Benjamin Franklin it would be sacrilege and blasphemy for any man to that God a son by a woman and such a man would properly be put in the penitentiaryI S Judge Evans and U r S in respectful lot tens a perfectly reasonable and fair question namely whether or pot I and send through the mails a book that would have not a single word in it but passages from the King James Bible upon which witnesses are sworn in our courts and which each President has bo kiss I believe the Bible is a bad book and I want to quote passages from it to show that it is Christians be lieve that the Bible Is a good book and they can quote and send through the mas any passages from the Bi ble to sustain their position- J B Wise of Clay Center Kan was put in jail and fined for writing on a postal card and sending through the malls the passage found in Isaiah 35 12 that prophet help p the ono most esteemed by the Chris Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Kentucky plainly teach that no man shatt be put at any disadvantage bee ulle of his mliglous opinions J p WARDEN E G COFFIN Of the Columbus Ohio Penitentiary win Is to visit Editor Charles of 1tfooreJMay 1900 and address the May L Collins Memorial meeting letter on fourth page 1anyThe Bible that contains nil the passages that I want to print is regularly sent through the mans This matter is one directly bear ing on the rights for which my grand father and father fought and which they gained from England- I wanted to know if I had reli sous justaswent to the proper authorities U S Judge Evans and U S Attorney Hill to get such information Judge Evans evaded it by telling me to consult counsel the tion one that he is paid to know about and instruct the people only does it involve trouble add expense to consult counsel but of course I could have no assur event of a complaintagainstme by some like Rucker who recently sent me to the penitentiary that Judge Evans would be by the advice that my counsel might give meHill not only declines to give me any answer but races off to a news paper reporter whose bigotry and narrowmindedness are manifest to exploit to the world his animus against the rampant editor who asked him a fair question which it was his duty as an officer to say nothing of his obligation as a civil gentleman to answer Let this question come before the courts and the Louisville Post is already committed to doing all It can to get me sent to the peniten tiary again When this is printed I will send marked copies of it to the President and to Attorney Griggs at Wash ington with a letter to each asking instruction in the matter- I want to know if it be true that a Christian has rights In the use of the United States riall that an Infidel has not How Many of Us Go to Church In the recent discussion of church attendance which has been conduct ed by contributors to the Times Stars department of Public Opinion various estimates have been clven of the total number of church members in America The Independent o this week publishes carefully complied statistics of the American churches The total membership including Jewish churches Unita rians etc is 27710004 represent legan Increase for the year 99 of per cent The principal gains were made In smaller sects The Christian Scientists made a gain of 14 percent with a total membership 80000 The Church of New Jerusalem or Swedenborglan increased 11 percent It is also significent that in general the greater the denomina Lion the smaller the increase The Roman Catholics and tho Methodists showed only 1i fraction of one per cent Increase the Presbyterians 12 per cent the Episcopalians 15 per cent the Baptists 2 per cant and Lutherans 26 per cent the Congre gatlonallats and Disciples of 3 per cent The Latter Day Saints or Mormons show a slight increase while the Unitarians despite tho recent Biblical onslaughts in the Evangelical churches no gain at all the Unlvorsallsts fell off 37 per cent The aggregate member societies is Infi nltesslmalTlmQSStari Infidels aro not inclined to organization They are generally as wel- satisfied with their escape from superstition that they are content They are disposed to let others be lave as they will as long as they are not restricted in that belief They have no desire to place the ny burden of erecting and supporting TheyIpower at enmity with the rest of society To scatter books of science is more to them than to erect a church on the corner Their perI cent of gain can only be estimated by the decline of church gain and consequently it must to great Infl dellty is moving quietly but pen derously on WI Thornburg Iowa Jan 31 300 C C Moore My Dear SirI havejust finished reading the BLADE of Jan 28 It is fine I am going to let some of those men to whom that extra DecI 10 issue was sent rood it in hopes of bringing them out of the woods to such a degree that they will sub scribe Your advice to Brother Richardson to demolish those twoc barrels of whisky is excellent That is the kind of Prohibition work I would like to see A man who has been convinced that it is for the best of nil concerned if he deliberately and voluntarily takes an ax and knocks the heads out of his whisky barrels and lets the stuff run into the gutter is in my estimation much better citizen than one does not drink whisky because h cannot vet it Go on with your noble work your advice is generally good I will tell you confidentially of the only ortho dox religious act I was ever guilty of in my life It came about in this way I was walking leisurely along the street in our town one day not long since when I noticed suddenly that there was some commotion around the largo force pump on the town well A number of men were pumping vigorously and a long hose attached to the pump disappeared among the buildings in the distance My first thought was that there wa a fire somewhere so without asking any questions I seized the bar and helped to work the pump Whit thus engaged I asked about the cause of the excitement You can imagine at what price I could have been bought when one of the deacons coolly informed me that the other end of the hose hung in tha tank of that gospel shop the owners and patrons of which think that the only correct route to the happy hunting ground is the water route If will not tell this on me I will wf get to the New Jerusalem Not Mr Moore if you have address I wish you would send the fool killer around to Des Moines The State Register informed us las week that M 0 Waggoner had burned his magnificent infidel Li brary consisting of several thousand volumes on atheism The editor told us that single volumes in this imaginary collection were worth several hundred dollars It seems to be an acute case and suould have the prompt attention of the above named functionary Certain webfooted creatures who inhabit this part of the footstool were preparing to drive for the eter nal city last Sunday with the mer TheyI nottlon I do not know for I stayed at home by a warm stove and studied my Bibles with the B G B and T S Yours truly E D NAUMAN Eugene V Debs another jail OperaHouse1900 Subject Looking Forward 1TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for ono year 100 5 250 10II u u 400 20II 700 50 1600 r p DECAY OF RELIGION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WANK W IIOUIN8 flOVERNOR OP IIAMPdIUKR rr lain exceedingly diffident in corn ing before this clerical body for I streetII make no pretensions to blrig a specially religious man But I am sure that there is a deep need of Christianity W thout It our government must go the same wjy that other governments have gone to gradual decay I am equally sure that Christians ity is losing its hold over our people I have been in every town in New Hampshire I know a large percent tage of the people and I am sure of my ground The Methodists Bap tlststal largely approved of my fast day proclamations buts the Congregational pulpits denied the truth of my statements and have been fiercely attacked as un true to my native state But partly as a result of my proclamation manydtMriots have been improved and the Episcopal church has undertaken a house to house canvass of the whole statetThe reasonof in re ligion I attribute to a loosening ora religious faith Your ministers are no longer the guides of the people who now follow the religions of the newspapers The ark has been overturned the Bible account of the creation denied Jonah repudited and the anchor of the old faith pull up before the sails are set for the newl The best blood of the country towns of northern New England has for generations been going to Bos ton and New York leaving in someI places only the weaklings to work in the old country home These less energetic ones have intermarried till in one town I am acquain ted with in Maine there is an imbe cite in almo t every family due to breeding in and DOnominattonal discord is another cause of religious decline in the country town where people carry their religious disputes into weekday business and thus weaken church Innu ncoIFrom this decline in religion naturally arises a neglect of the Sab bath the introduction of European Sunday customs The playing of probelems in New Hampshire Shops areI open and Sunday theaters will be the next step You will see them in Boston within a few years The increase of foreign population is a gain rather than a loss to the country towns for It brings in new bloodso greatly needed and the people are usually strong Catholics not irreligiou and their increase Is a favorable element What is to be the remedy Such meetingsdiscuss religious problems is a Rood feature as is the work of the Y M C A But the keenest and strong est men in every community now hold entirely aloof from church work spend their Sundays in physi cal rest and are seldom or never seen in church which is now priori pally run by women The kind of men who go into the ministry is also a damage to the cause of religion Young men wit shave no special call to anything else drift into the pulpit where the livingtof you gentlemen in this room the grotestant churches have mac to learn from the Roman Catholics who Jake care to select the brightest men for the priesthood no allowing any drones to go to the theological seminary Louisville Post Pages 150155 In My Last Book mssome report titc story that I am going to tell you is one to which I suppose some prudes may object and endingonpage 16 with a story day my French friend and I were out at Bois de Boulogne in the suburbs of ParisIt is if any difference bettor ground lor putting me in the pen itentiary again than that upon which they did imprison me but the boomerang results of Rucker- experiment In that line I think wi discourage a second effort An other prosecution would be a good advertisement for the book and I could Bond it by Adams Express Co v L fn PILCHERS REVIEW OF BEHIND THE BARS WHAT THE HEATHEN SAYS The story of a remarkabq life against storm and stress a story of a Titan who voluntarily shoulders a strange jurden and at every step beset by In surmountable barriers Inviting perse cution like a blind infuriated giant avoiding the line of the greatest trac don and least resistance one woo would search himself and know himself and master himself and thenstrange mis slonreform the world One who believes that single individuals Is lead or turn the current the doc A of Carlyle rather than that of Spencer will be found in perusing the ook Behlna Bars by Charles C Moore It Jsa fulf and honest confes ion of a moral and Intellectual beIng- a thinking machine of introspection beginning with the Egoist and ending the Altrurlan The reader sees late bare the secret crypt of emotion and passion for the story Is tree from bitterness thatI characterized the authors writings The Blue Grass Blade and it is slm pljclty and frankness At times It Is audacious As a contribution to spirit phenomena It will rank with Bishop Colenso and oa a confession it will go a companion to Jean Jacques Rousseau but without the coarseness of the latter It is a chaste book pure in die ion and chaste and perspicuous There Is nothing suggestive but once in the book and that Is veiled in a literary style void of offense Mr Moore Is occasionally rugged andC robust In invective but the paw of theI lion has been clipped of his claws and he goes so far as to omit names at cer iota places Tho style is familiar and the little stories are truly told at times there IsD humor and even a play upon words the wit is nimble and the by plays very elephantine the pen behind tao bars In the prison cell where the story was written is guided by a philo sophie calm that Is refreshing to the stuaent and will be a disappointment to those who are looking for a veritable hornets nest The story fascinates and will not soon perish from the memory The authors hobbles are there only to connect the thread of the story but It will not serve as a text book on Infidel ty or Prohibition the lone Infidel woman In the mountain fastnesses is wlerd and fantastic and one wishes that the author had used some of the arts of the whlters gffiction In telling of Mrs Lynx This incident was Turing his ministry as a preacher In the Christian Disciples Church The story of the little old blind woman who was painfully generous in her ministrations to her neighbor in the way of sending her servpnts with loads of good things characteristic of a type that is passing away in our com mercial day strikes the reader with unusual force 7 know I am old and blind but I hope I aint a fool you ten to yo busl iness and Ill ten to mine The story of Major Parker Craig Nicholson represents a type of post helium chackter proud mysterious who lived on and on and who dies and goes out Into the Great Beyond and makes no sign One wishes that John Fox Jr had told of Majah Nicholson sail There is a story that is not aupllcat fiction told we author by a It Is a story of love arson sacrifice a life and venture and revenge that fas cinates like atale by Poo and It Is told In one brief page of the bcok A page anoher pink sun bonnet a volume of senti went in a page of apace yMr Moqre was charged with attempt put love on the free list but the 6book refutes It He Is a monogamist knowhamy are explained sociologically by strugtbution poverty and wealth The book stands for sanitation not degeneracy and of course It may be as sailed and may provoke discussion o mere may be a tacit conspiracy of sl lence upon the part of the priests y the preacher He believes not less b more but in an Inverse toile TLc throbbing inpact of the authors mental dynamics is scant beating against the Intangible as well as the material bars of his prison cell and the struggle has a pathos In It that will touch some to tears tho letter of his faithful wife for Instance where she endearingly calls him Daddy and says The Inhumanity of man to man and the Infamy that Is perpetrated In the name 5f religion are enough to make our blood boll Then It was that futilityll Is of run It without saloons or policemen a mundane zion bla first night in a con viol s cell He did not want for imag ination and Soon tell asleep saying Its i all right or will be One is Interested In the authors father who had run the gauntlet at the flyer Ralsen A raconteur he would stand In the company of ladles and tell stories plaiting and unplaltlng his ban 1i t dana handkerchIef as he rattled oft his Itpleasantries Moores bottle against that 1JI which lingers Is not unlike those who r would learnedly combat alchemy rather than teach chemistry laat which ho tJfights has been abandoned but he goes 1over It all anew despite Paine and Vol faire a prodigy no less than tho math t ematical genius of Indiana who thought out all the well known rules for her sella waste of genius He does notw r realize that the false will die of itself truth will win by her own methods That which today Is heresy tomorrow in the school text books thousand creeds have had their day on earth Unto a thousand sects have given birth That now are food for wonder scorn orTOlrth A thousand godi have had theta w day On earth sort crumbled their feet were made of clayrLike outworn toys they now are casj away Religions dreams and empires all have gone f shapes of night that vanish from tae dawn While through tne ages earth went roll Ing on The book and the man however are of Inestimable value as standing for free speech and free press A priceless priv- Ilege hal better be misused than lected s and martyrs to this cause will have solos of glory to burn above their book is a valuable contribution to literature as sort of curloand to have more than a local Inter u His love scrapes are retailed with brutal frankness Betue Herndon and Virginia Campbell He tells all f which is nothingno more than the periences of puppylove sick folks an- lyennd yet does he tell The blase the old stagers and the roue would say Thou heat and Yethis con science Is clear Had he more to tell he doubtless would have told less In the story A mad lover and yet he will escape the charge of enotomonla The book too aside from Its Idle fitofThe author affected a dress that marked him as an eccentric during his college days a folly that seems tothave been congenial Ills line physique coupled with an effeminate manner seems to have made him popular wits girls who played with him as something amusing and harmless He was a glrly boy neltfcBr man nor womanAne fist bTuie nor Tiiiniafl nOrTTfeinnnr1 An ascetic after one grl asked to bo released from her engagement he turned preacher to bury his dead hopes The flies did not remain on him long His ministry was effective but brief when he began his tramp to clear his mindand like the Wandering Jew it Is still on and on with no to rest the sole of his foot placeIbeing Crazy as a loon among Adlrondacks say many but are not insanity experts and do not count rfIEnemies catch him and lock him up but prisons fly open mobs do not decoter and he goes on and on with his genius for blundering There is a lesson in his life though tho hook seems to be purposeless LOUIS PILCHER TIE r 1 RATIONAL VIEW V 1 CHAS C MOORE iA Book of 871 page 5x7 neatly bouai andtf plainly primt d PriM I 50o Poftag pfd It II a aiodcaationallitio dell d neellf J A flj =L1YP- aulos Q Complete Works THE HSTS ILLUSTRATED EDITION Flints Kellglonl and Theological WorbI vol Paine Poetical Xlieellaneons orkiti vol Palnes Political complete fn t vols Pslnes Ute By the editor of The National anti by Thomas Clio Rickman with Lord Ers kines speech in behalf of Paine Court of Kings Bench London Eng Dee vot This beautiful edition XStw Farming Ftve tn s to top UluatRtdan4 at toUr Palnea nllgioul wrlUnp en tn sudernnee I his lire liti that bene1leeatnllaeaee tncr extnde aecuractandpatrlosof ofTruth JusUN end POPUlAR EllhiLON PAINS Common Sense A Revolutlonar pamphlet addressedto the inhabitants of Americ in art explanatory notice by an English author Paines first and most important political work Paper iso The Crisis J6 numbers Written during the darkest hours of the American Revo lutlon in the times that tried mens souls Paper 350 cloth Sac The Rights of Man Being at answer to Burkes attack the French Revolution A work almost without a peer Paper ajc cloth soc The Age of Reason Beingan Investigation of True and Fabulous Theolog A new and unabridged edition For nearly one hundred the clergy have been vainly trying- toanswerthts book Paper ajc cloth soc Paines Religious and GICAL COUPLETE In one volume post Svo 432 pp paper 50 cts cloth gilt top 100Paines Principal Political Containing Common Sense The Crisis numbers Letter to the Abbe Letter from Thomas Paine to General Washing ton Letters from General Washington to Thomas Paine Rights of Man Parts I and II Letter to the Abb6 Sieyes With portrait and n 6 n p r oth top 100 Address orders to 0 0 JC001E lexineton Ky Warden Coffin for the May Collins Memorial Columbus 0 Jan 25 00 Mr Charles 0 Moore Dear SlrI am In receipt of you favor of the 20th inst saying that you may have a grand demonstra tion at Lexington on the first day of next anniversary of the birth o your wonderlul Kentucky girl May L Collins and requesting me to be present and make a short address I can assure you thAt nothing would afford me more pleasure than comply with your request In this matter provided circumstances wll admit of me so I infer from what you say that it Is not deQnHeJ y settled as to whether this oocu or not When it Is write me and J will lot you know if I can attend or not Yours E G COFFIN In answer to this I will here say that the Collins Memorial wU1 be conducted as heretofore in Lex Ington and i want all friends and admirers of this most wonderful of all intellects that America ever pro duced or that has lived since Bishop Cyrils Christian fanatics burnt HypatIa In the streets of Alexan drla in Egypt to begin now to make more extensive preparations for the memorial that wo have have ever hadMay L Collins ought to live in istoy whenMcKinwy and Bradley and Hanna and Taylor are dead and t the devil and forgotten for a housandyears Yes Warden Coffin will be there and I am going to introduce him in my prison uniform because I know my stripes willmake him feel more at homeI him to speak partlyat least upon the connection bAt ween liquor and crime I believe that a thou sandpeople will come specially to see and Warden Collie The public Is invited except Buck erThompson and Bundy and white t preachers priests of Lexington P SThe above was written be lore the foul assassination of Qov Uoebel Lewisport Ky Jan 26 00 Mr 0 0 Moore Dear Sir and BroI enclose a clipping from the Louisville Even IngPost that I think gives author- Itative evidence in the case now under discussion in the BLADE namely the weakening of church In fluence If was glad to hear yparjvietvson the financial question I now agrc rJ l t4J l TrLIJ L L1BRAKVOT Paines WorksConllnued- Paines Political WorksIn two vole containing over pp each post cloth gilt top with portrait and illustrations 5s per volume Paines Poetical and Mis One brown silk cloth gilt top inb Complete Life of Paineof the National and Thomas Clio Rfcknian Superb Illustrations One volume brown silk cloth gilt top zoo Life of Thomas Paine the editor of the National with Preface and Notes by Peter Eckler Illustrated with views of the Old Paine Homestead and Paine Monument at New Rochelle also portraits of the most promi nent of Paines friends In Europe and America As a man in known by the company he keeps these portraits of Paines associates are in them selves a refutation of the wicked libels against Paine that have so long disgraced sectarian literature Crown 8vo Soc cloth 750 Voltaire CM de works Voltaires Romances A New Edition Profusely Illustrated Contents The White Bull Romance Zadig or Fate an Oriental History The Sage and the Atheist The Princess of Babylon The of Forty Crowt The Huron or Pupil of Nature Mlcromegas a Satire on Mankind The World as it Goes The Black and the White Memnon the Philosopher Andre Des Touches at Slam Bababec Study of Nature A Conversation with a Chinese Platos Dream A Pleasure in having no pleasure An Adventure in India Jeannot and Colin Travels of Scarmentado The Good Bramln The Two Comforters Ancient Faith and Fable i vol pp with portrait and Illustrations Paper Sioo Extra Silk cloth gilt topzoHalf 300 Man of Forty Crowns National Poverty An lre with a Car melite The of Forty Crowns marries becomes a father and dlscants the monks A Great Quarrel of Rascal stUrorTv Huron tr Naturt The in France Acknowledged by his Relatives Is Converted Is Baptized Falls in Love Flies to his Mistress Repulses the English Goes to CourJII shut up In the Bastlle etc Paper 350 I Sage and the Atheist with Introduction Including the Adventures of Johnny a Young Donna Las Nalgas Also The Princess foiDTbeRKri Contest for the Hand of of Babylon convenes his Council and Consults the 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