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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tW F i t I h HI fi iF I BLUE GRASS BLAIJEDO UNTO OTHERS A8 YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOUCONFUCIUS TU TilE WORLD is MY COUNTRY TO DO GOOD MY RELIGIONTOM PAINE 1 f OrOp 0ANHONEST GOD IS THE NOBLEST WORK OF MAN INGERSOLL t 1P11t EDITED BY A HEATHEN IN THE INTEREST OF7Q liD MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANCE VOL XI NO 10 LEXINGTON SUNDAY APRIL 27 E M 302 X6100 A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE T Ifluufl for one your 100 6 It t It 250 r MSl00 per year In advance t In clubs of five lent foreign anti Boripttou JISM MAKB ALL drafts and Express orders the BLUB GRASS BLADK Lexington Ky DO NOT order your palerdlsoonUnued without paving sal arrears THAT on printed address tab la f sorlptlon tlie time of expiration of your sub WHEN change your addreaa adrlee this office M vrbll as new address WHBN you send your subscription say whether yottiar an 1OldIU1oo a scriber fly 0Eo1puhlloattpa fut Thlrt I re IIIJBmiBBD at the Post office at Lazing ton Ky as Hebond Ulaaa Mall Address all comtnunto tlona to BLUEGRASS BLADE PO BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky hd WHMCKLY al len n year JPubU Club Rate and Sample Copies The BLADU will be aunt for cents a year each for any order for jIVE or more Sample copies will be sent tree AGENTS FOR THE BLADE theften papers or more- ADVERTISING IN THE BLADE Rowells Newspaper Directory says + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 4 + 5368 + + Average Wceekly vClrculatlon + + for 190 + + BLUE GRASS BLADE + + Lexington Ky i+ The leading weekly In the + + State Published In the heart + + of the Blue Grass Region GIr + + culates In every State In the + + Union and In some foreign + + countries + + Reaches a liberal class of + l + buyers Advertising rates and + + sample copies on application + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 4 IMy terms are 1000 an Inch a year In advance regardless of the number of Inches and for nothing less than a year CHARLES 0 MOORE THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who tell It and those who drink It believe from the time It Issues from the coiled and poisonous worm of the distillery until It empties Into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touche- It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudiced against this liquid you have to do II to think of the wrecks upon either bank of this stream of deathof the suicides of Insanity of the poverty of the Ignorance of the distress of the little children tugging at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for bread of the men of genius It has wrecked of the millions who have struggled with Imaginary serpents produced by this devilish thing when think of the Jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffolds upon either bank do n ot wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff tilled alcohol MUU a m t 1001 APOL OGIES CONDITIONAL To Edltod William Polk My True Triedand Trusted Friend for ThirtyFive Years And Our Wives Were College Mates And Friends Before He and Knew Each Other Theres blood on the moon In Kentucky Tho fun will be soon In Kentucky Therell be fighting and gore And carnage galore Between Polk and Moore i In Kentucky Lexington Ky April 1902 0 Moore Editor Blade In your Issue of March 23rd appears the following which was Incorporated In some comments you made on a paper called The Broad Ar sketched over the piece and the ending of It was about the best of it It reminded mo of Folks whisky W H Polk Lexingtonflorston and like all ex cept me knows good whisky He was traveling once and somebody handed him a flask of one of the outside brands of whisky and said Try that Its got the finest farewell you ever tasted Polk sampled It rnadejuwry face and sold It ought to havea fine farewell Its got the damndest howdydo ever tflkWofll I want to say that a publisher has on J aMlrcrthe aetr o especially when the other Is and always has been a friend True here at home where all know both the editor and myself this jotfe would have no other effect than to provoke a laugh especially with those who know that I am a reformed Journalist and that no longer associate with politicians Kentucky Colonels and other wicked characters who from time Immemorial have pressed the flowing bowl upon those who wielded the pen cil on newspapers causing many of the latter to become devoted worshippers at the shrine of John Barleycorn Therefore In self defense I write you this asking youIn fact demanding that you correct the wrong Impression you Lava Sept broadcast In regard to my sobriety Having known you so long and In timately and always entertaining the highest opinion of your real honesty I can only attribute this mistake on your part to your forgetfulness of what really did tell you about that drink By some peculiar mental operation you sub stituted me for another man I told you the story but not upon myself told you that the man who took the drink made the remark to the barkeeper about the quality of the whisky I was not a party to the transaction at all So It Is one of two things either you got it mixed or you saw a good opportunity to stretch the blanket and get off a Joke on me In either case you have hurt my repu tation and no matter what your mo tive was In so doing you owe me an apology and I shall expect It I have been trying to live an upright sober life and drinking nothing stronger than tea and coffee and believe that you will we your way clear to do me justice- have always bellved In the code as the only effectual mode by which to hold gentlemen responsible for Injuries they may do others It It were still In vogue we should see less slandering and vllllflcatlon I followiho spelling of the manuscript Moore of others In the public prints and there would be no hiding of the authors of such publica tions behind the plea that they donot believe In duelling Ills spelling Moore that It is barbarous c If you feel that you have unwillingly done me an Injustice and are willing to make the amende that you cannot but recognize as duo me it will be satisfactory to me Yous II POLIO ANSWER- To Editor W II Polk Esq Dear SirWhat I shall here say Is subject to the following proviso If there be in your mind even the remotest suspicion that what here say is gested by the thought that Discretion Is the better part of valor every word that smacks of apology is withdrawn and leave you to get the redress that you may desire as best you may and by such means as you may select you are the only man to the best of my knowl edge and belief that I ever asked to write a piece for my paper and this Is the first time you have ever done so The communication Is so diametrically opposed to what I would have antici pated that after several careful read Ings of it I am unable to say whether It Is all joke all earnest or part Joke and part earnest You ore a soldier of four years spot less record as a brave man Your par tlclpancy In the tragic street pistol duel between Editor Tom Green and politi cian Lou Baldwin was the most unsel fish piece of heroism that have known In my years I witnessed It at short range The smoke was such that you did not see and could not know who the principles were and yet you went In emptyhanded to separate them When the smoke cleared away Baldwin lay dead and Green lay beside him the blood spurting from several wounds and you were shot For that single deed on that spot this State owes you a monument to which would subscribe according to my means more than It does to John Breckinrldge who stands In bronze on Chcapslde I am sorry you used that word mand and do not believe that In all this city there Is an editor or a soldier of the blue or the gray who will say I owe you any apology but If after having enjoyed for 35 years your friend ship urimarr od by word or thoug excepting this possible instanceIiJ- onuanytltilig4hat In tfio least bufrs your feelings I gladly add to ill c appl tlvbiffn auespdm- ore You are morally Intellectually and physically a man worthy of any mans had to be hung or produce In Judge Parkers court evidence that he would accept as competent to the effect that you ever tasted a drop of liquor In your life I would literally be at the end of my rope I do not remember ever to have seen In you or heard from you anything that Indicated you had used liquor and yet I suppose that like almost every Kentuckian you have sam pled the chief staple product of pur State You make no pretension to being a tin angel on wheels and yet do not remember that ever heard anybody say you had said or dune anything that I would hesitate to say or do today and print It In my paper am not given to eulogyam too much the other way but do not know a man in the whole broad world whose friendship I would not surrender as wil lingly as would yours Even your letter printed above contained the usual budget of extracts that you regularly send me to assist me In the publication of my paper The first copy of the Blue Grass Blade that was ever printed fell from the press at midnight in You were the first man who ever read a copy of the 0 B and your hearty appre- cIation of It wits the first thing that cheered me downhearted then as am now and ever will beto believe It would he a success Your wife and mine were friends and college mates before you and I ever heard of each other and It would be worse than suicide for you and me now to become enemies because I printed an old chestnut that had whiskers on It longer than mine Yours fraternally CHARLES MOORE P SSlnce the above was written have come back to my office and find from Jim that Polks letter Is all a Joke and of course I am gratified to find It so but I am glad It afforded me on opportunity to say sonic things about an old friend that I wanted to say any how You all may think I am a fool for not having seen the Joke In the first place but I have had so many strange experiences In which friends have de serted me that the fact Is I dont know who Is coming next and I was really fooled by Polks letter Its a horse on me and Polk and I will both get drunk over Vindication of the of Woman With strictures on political and mor al subjects By Mary Wollstonecraft New edition with an Introduction by Mrs Henry Fawcett Cloth MORE CAMPBELLITE Deacons In the Investment Com pany Biz By Universal consent of all those who havdeen robbed which are nearly every body In Lexington that could raise n dollarthe Investment com pany fellows are regarded as the worst gang of thieves that ever struck the Spencers Campbelite gospel strop supplies three of them and Spencer Is supposed to be the skybuster whose name was left blank In the Democrat who preached In favor of the Invest ment company his boys were running The three fellows In his gang that struck it rich In the Investment com pany biz are Arnsplger Cropper and Dr Donelson I only know the first and last first two are deacons that pass around the meat and blood of J and the missionary box and the last Is the choir leader a Job that raises more hell to the square yard among the good looking slstren of the church than anything on earth There has been more plotted between men and women In organ lofts while the preacher r has his eyes shut praying than In forty times the same space on Megowan street Donaldson Is a tooth carpenter and is a saline sample of the salt pf the earth dont know Cropprror know anything about him might be a comparatively honest man for all know to the contrary but Arnsplger Is a daisy have to quit to get this In the rural delivery mall FROM HALLELUJAH TO HASH The following appears In the Lexington Leader from the bright pen of the daughter of my old friend Col Fltz hugh Mrs Daisy Fitzhugh Ayres She a daisy from Dalsyvllle Dont know whetluT she fits you but she mil me and It there are any ayers about her they are the brand I like lhlf wing ian extract fro what 5uu ll1fi 1e eta Fiats on Vr mini Avenue where she Is conducting a boarding establishment Marie is the daughter of my old preaching chum Rev George 0 Barnes Both of us were cranks old Brother George tins fined Dowle now you know but he and I were the best two preachers that Kentucky ever produced fact Is It takes a crank to make a preacher of any account Mss Marie has made more pretty plus music out of her throat and a little organ about as bigas n Saratoga trunk that she used to carry around with her than any woman who ever lived In America And she was so killing sweet to look at that under the guise of extra piety a lot of us old roosters used to follow her around though really It was nigh onto year ago and none of us were as old then as we are now fellow courted Miss Marlorasked Marie to marry and she said am married to the Lord Seems they still call her Miss any music Is mighty sweet some times but when a fellow Is good hungry grubeven of boarding mouse brand is beter Once there was a fellow at a restau rant who found a cuff button In his plate of soup and he called up the nig ger waiter to complain about it and the nigger said hopes boss dal you dont sped to find a whole set of elry in a tencent plate of soup SENT TO THE PENITENTIARY It will be remembered that not long since printed a letter from a jeweler of Wilmington N in which he Claimed to be an Infidel and said he was being maliciously prosecuted by Chris louts who charged him with having burnt his own store fof the insurance money I asked in the Blade that if any body knew of Hauser as being an Infidel he would Inform me about It and I have gotten no information to that effect Hauser has now been sent to the penitentiary at Raleigh N It any body knows his statement to be true I hope the party will Inform me and we must try to do something for him If a man Is an Infidel and expects to appeal to Infidels for assistance when he gets Into trouble he ought some how to have himself on record as an Infidel PREACHER IN TROUBLE Rev J A Sawyer pastor of the Methodist Church at Dover hits been suspended from church work until the next meeting of Kentucky conference at London In September The Dover Meseuger says The specific charges are That Rov Sawyer was guilty of conduct unbecom ing a preacher In allowing a certain married woman of Covington now vis iting in Dover to visit him in his study In the church many times at unseem Ingly hours at night Lexington Dem ocratCommenLSame old racket same Methodist preacher and Methodist sis ter and same devilment among these sanctified thieves and liars that Is ing on all the time The Methodist preacher is the grandest rascal on earth among the women SAYS LIVE FOR THE PRESENT NOT FOR THE FUTURE LIFE San Francisco Cal Bulletin April 1902 Editor The BulletlnIn the Issue of March referring to Kate Austins article denying immortality C Sproal says Has she ever considered what relation such a universal belief or rather disbelief would have upon mfr tallty and how much harm might come of Is out of our line to prophesy what might happen if other conditions prevailed It Is far easier to tell what has happened It would be difficult Indeed to conceive a teaching that could bring about a condition more fa tal to happiness In this life more ruin ous to social purity more destructive of human sympathy more deleterious to health and morals more terrorizing to humanity more disastrous to worldly enterprise more adverse to scientific research more crushing to ambitious achievement and more in jurious In Its effects upon Its followers In general thin the hoaryheaded teaching that we are living for the fu ture life and not the present life that todays reality must be thrust aside for tomorows phantom that our brothers may be crushed to the wall slain trampled upon that the fortunate ones may climb to heaven and bliss at the right hand of God and that we may become liars thieves hypocrites t Kingdom of Heavens sake fiSpact forbids historical reference besuhNNdd11d4j8 J atlat treUgi nFtF special brand ot hrim6rtaiuVsteacfi ing which comes nearest to us When proof can be brought that disbelief In Immortality would result In worse Conditions Im sure dissent ore will gracefully retire but while such proof cannot be brought and while these terrible facts of history ate before us we shall continue to strive for the amelioration of the evils of today for the enlightenment and progress of the human family In this life and If Immortality be a fact In stead of making a failure of the pre sent life In order to gain the possible future existence we are content to cross the bridge when we reach It and not before Does C Sproal call Immortality a pretty legend with the terrible sults of its teaching written In letters of blood and flame and the cries of Its doubting victims echoing down the centuries HARRIET M CLOSZ Webster City Ia March 25 1902 MISS ALICE MOORE A Model Young Woman Who Is a Miller Near my home lives a man years old who Is a miller His name Sam uel Moore He is no kin to me I would be proud to have him my kinsman He Is poor The mother made great effort to get her children educated and suc ceeded sp ndldly Her son married the daughtr of Chief Justice Fuller of the Supreme Court of the United States That Is the office that Is higher than the Presidency of the United States Miss Alice Moore Is years old She is worth a dozen such women as Miss Alice Roosevelt Miss Alice Moores father having be come too old to attend to business she manages the whole mill business She buys all the wheat superintends Its grinding keeps the books and makes all the sales principally In Lexington She Is unusually successful as a sales woman more so than any man could be because It Is a novelty to see a woman In such business Miss Alice Roosevelt breaks a cham pagne bottle over the prow ota war ship and toadies to royal snobbery Miss Alice Moore makes flour and is an honor to Kentucky Brave Old Infidel Sister Sully Iowa April 1902 Mr Moore I enclose cents for KIdders Virgin Mary Mrs Closza pamphlet and cents for luck- I am an old Infidel In my 89th year but I want to do all I can for the cause of freedom and truth Yours truly SUSANNAH GEORGE 1SCommentOne thing I brag on Is that only one Infidel woman ever de serted methat woman who was glad I was In the penitentiary t TALMAGE i OF COURSE KNOW YOURY MAUDff Talrnage has handed In his checks rt am not going to jump on a man simply because he Is dead alnt built that way but the fact that a man has gone dead does not relieve him of the responsibili ty of what he said and did while he was alive If for Instance outlive Rucker am going to give him an obsequeal roast that will sorter acclimate him for the place hes going to and if I dont out live him I want Wilson to give Rucker another turn when he shuffles off the as much our moral duty to roast a bad man Who has died as it isrto praise a good man who has died The most prominent two preachers in America were Talmage and Sam Jones the first a smooth article and the lat ter a rough article but each of them t managed to get the lucre all the same The man who starts out to find any good thing that Talmage has ever said searchIhad money and travel and store clothes and good grub galore and now if Jcknew it all when he got off that racket about sticking a needle through a Campbellltes eye Talmage and Dives are today chumming It In hell but no NirW body but nlggera and Irish believe in hell any more and even the and Irish only believe its for white peoplei and Chinamen Dying words and parting your hair a u are Just alikethey are fads and must be done en regie We old Billy goats may cuss around about the young tel 12JIiJl1ng tJfift hair in rho middle r dl Uu q th 0ld co d t eie h Congress arfGlncinnati that no fellows a who parted his hair insthe middle should come to see any of his daughters but the young fellows have to do it all the same- In the same way the fashion In dy ing words changes Used to be that when a Saint like Talmage died he told all about hearing harps plunking and seeing angels and a lot of other ceru lean feathered poultry sailing around and the Infidels al died smelling meat at a trying in hell and calling on J to make it easy for them But old Bob Ingersolls last word was Better and he tiled with a smile on his face and didnt call on J worth a cent andrthe newspapers got onto It and now the fad Is to die just as sensibly as you have lived and you only die like a fool when you have lived like a fool Talmage knew that that dying words racket was n g that the newspaper boys wouldnt have it and so he didnt get up anything heavenly to snoot offijust before he died and his last words were the most sensible he ever spoke Of course I know you Maudthat Is he knew his own daughter There are mighty few preachers that know all their own children BUCKSHOT RELIGION IN TUCKY At Jackson Breathitt County on Sunday night April as Dr B Cox a wealthy and prominent citizen was coming out of church at the close of the service three loads of buckshot were fired into him killing him imme diately It is not known who shot him or why Its dangerous to go to church In Kentucky You Youll jInIn Kentucky Theyll bust you in the head And flll you full of lead And kill you mighty dead In 1y Kentucky Leaves His Money to the Campbelllte Church i Joseph F Hall of Cincinnati an In fidel died leaving half of his estate of 5000 to the Central Campbelllte Church and each to several charitable Institutions and nothing to any of his sisters at the house of one of whom he some of you Campbelllte sky busters tell me whether HaUls In Heav en or in Hell I am betting he is in Hell My people dont want him you fellows who got the money can have the balance of him TALMAGE ISSUEyFThe next Issue of the Blade will taIn articles on Talmage by Mrs Henry Dr Wilson T J Wyscarver and Ed itor Moore and will be known as tho Talmage Issue f l fI BLUE GRASS BLADE THE RETREAT OF ORTHODOX BY JOSEPHINE HENRY Another retreat of orthodoxy has been made In a sermon preached b Rev J Klnsey Smith at the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church Ioul vllle Ky on March 2- 3Rev1 Kinsey Smiths subject was Jonah The subject Is not a new one The Bible gentleman Jonah and the Bible character the whale whom he was most Intimately associated with have been stars on the theoloj cal stage for centuries rivaled only by Adam and the talking snake who the foundation stone of theology Jo nah was an Indispensable and able as slstant In perfecting the scheme salvation for If Jonah had not mained In the whales belly three day and then been thrown up on dry lam how could It be proven that Christ lay dead In the grave three days accon lug to the Bible Christ lay In the grave 1twonights and one day and then came up from the grave alive and with strength to leave the sin curse earth and ascend to his Father In Heaven How can any credulous mind fall to see that each of these miracles proves the other It has al ways seemed strange to me that the Inspired writer In giving the hlstor of Jonah did not plainly state that Jonah being swallower by a whale and turning against the whales stomach came to earth again was a typ of a crucified Savlor of the race win should be put to death by Gods chosen people sleep three days In the bowel of the earth and then come to earth again If this had been done It might not have added tothe prominence and t Immortal fame of Jonah but it might have resulted in a general acceptant of Christ without the devices design and pleadings of orthodoxy for 200 matter how this fish story Is disposed of Jonah Is a gentleman that orthodoxy cant keep down any more I ban the whale could The LouIsville rimes said that Dr Smiths sermon on Jonah was Interesting Why not Any human being who had passed through such experience as Jonah Is tinteresting both In or out of a ser tIL 7mobDr Smith said that the Book of Jo fortI andbrfqt for the only thing on this earth that 7JtI1nnot be ridiculed Is the TRUTH proceeds in his sermon as 1 follows Various schools of thought have applied themselves to the book One holds that It is a pure work of fiction another that the story of Jonah is legorical after the manner of the parables of the New Testament and In tended to Instill the lesson of Gods goodness forgiveness and mercy The evangelical school however explained Dr Smith held to the strict line of the Inspiration and truth of the Book of Jonah It teaches that Jonah was actually swallowed by the great flsh and lived within it until cast up It Is no more difficult to believe that Jonah was swallowed by the fish con tinned the preacher than to believe that Christ expanded the loaves and fishes Into enough to feed the multitude or that he turned water Into wine The acceptance of a miracle Is an actor faith Why is It harder to accept one miracle than another f One tnlng Is certain the story of Jonah is a pure fiction an allegory or a FACT Fiction and allegory are twins A parable Is defined as a moral fable an allegory like a parable Is al so a table so both are pure fiction The Bible abounds In parable arid allegory They ride roughshod over truth common sense natural law his tory arithmetic geography and as tronomy The Bible allegory Is recog nlzed at once because It Is always pre posterous impossible and incredible yet we are taught that it is but an am huscade for the truth Strange that the Divine Author should not bring poor mystefied hu manity face to face with the truth up on the questions on which It Is claimed the Immortal destiny of the race writers albne employ meta phor allegory and parable to puzzle Ibe reader fEven in Esop the Arabian Nights Munchausen Josephus and Confucius in their ornate decorative style made the meaning of their allegories per fectly clear If the whale really swal lowed Jonah to give to the world a type of Christ lying In the grave It was hard on the whale 1threeday Jonah and the haziest allegory ever presented to the human J Kinsey Smith in his sermon said he believed that Jonah was actu ally swallowed by the great fish and rived wtudQ1t until cast up Dr j iT Smith fuither said that It is no more difficult to believe that Jonah was swallowed by the flab than to hellen that Christ expanded the loaves and fishes Into enough to feed the multitude or that he turned water Into wine It is in fact very difficult to believe either of these so difficult that the world at large rejects them and they are believed or preached only by the unevoluted clergy and their cred bus flocks But It is more difficult to believe the Jonah story than that Christ multiplied the loaves and fishes and changed water Into wine Neither Jonah nor the whale were God and it is claimed that Christ Is God and the Christian teaching Is that all things are possible with God Certainly It cannot be claimed that the man Jonah and the big fish could perform such wonders as God The Rev Smith says the acceptance of a miracle Is an act of fait Why It harder to accept one miracle than another It Is not to those who accept on faith all that la preach ed torn the pulpit as truth A big miracle or a little one Is entirely ceptable to the mind that Inherits Its on Jonah has been written by a noted theologian and in It he says that while Jonah was a guest at the marine hotel he could hear the seaweed scraping the sides of the grdat fish and a picture has been painted showing Jonah sitting at luncheon with a mermaid In one of the private dining rooms of the ocean hot telry And this it Is claimed forecast the Last Supper of our Lord held in an upper room at Jerusalem Do we believe these things Why not It Is all a matter of faith as Dr Smith truly says Could the most obtuse mind fall to recognize that nah while In the whales stomach ing lunch with a mermaid is a type of the risen Savior Instituting the Eu not if faith Is strong enough The Bible teaches that faith can remove mountains It never has done so up to date Old Ararat and all the other mountains are just when they were when Moses was In the bull rushes Earthquakes may have giver them a shaking but the combined faith of the ages has never moved one ol them Of course we dont know what faith may do hereafter as it is young yet only a few thousand years old But now listen to DrJ Kinsey Smith In his Jonah sermon and here Is where he beats an ungraceful treat fJ 1nlilelnCall1bI1lt and Pies byterlan orthodoxy He says tuut In the spirit of caLIcLd frankness desire to say that I should not attempt to read a man out of the church who after consideration and re flection came to the conclusion that the story of Jonah is an allegory That Isa matter for his own conscious No man can prove or will ever be able to prove from evidence outside of the Bible whether the story of Jonah is really history It is an act of faith and belief whether you accept It as his a person does not have to believe the Jonah part of the Bible to be mitted to Dr Smiths church Poor old Jonah after his rough experience if being evicted by the Whale now or thodoxy knocks him out of the Bible Ike Noahs weary dove he can find no lace to rest If conscience can reject the Jonah miracle how about the other miracles of the Bible The firth and resurrection of Jesus are stupendous miracles and as Dr Smith says of the Jonah story No man can prove or will ever be able to prove hem outside of the Bible can science decide these things by reject- Ing them along with Jonah and net the rejector not be read out of the church If not why not The truth Is the church does not are what men or women believe or refuse believe so they put their names on the church roll fill the pews amI cast In the coin wish Dr J Kinsey Smith or some ther learned divine would preach a sermon on the 37th chapter of Eze Idel It contains the champion mIra- cle of the Scriptures Jonah and the whale have to retire in disorder ore this miracle Wonder It the evangelical school hold to the strict line of the inspiration and truth of the 37th chapter of Ezekiel or will it How conscience to accept it in a ickwlcldan sense as Dr Lyman bott says he accepts the book of Jonah The position of Dr J KInsey SmIth Is that belief In the Inerrant Bi ble Is not necessary to obtain memI ersbip in the church If that is not and orthodoxy retreat what Is It Versailles Kentucky 3000 Sf Lords Los Angeles San Diego- San Francisco Cal and Intermediate points during March and April theI IssQurl Kansas Texas Railway taty Flyer Route will sell tickets at above rate Personally conducted ex irston cars leave St Louis everyTues day at822 p m via Denlson Dallas Waco San Antonio and El Paso Texas For further particulars call on or adjdress H F Bowsher D P A 435 nut street Cincinnati 0 A CHRISTIAN WHO IS ASHAMED TO NAME NJHIS 14J02St Louis Mo April Charles C Moore Editor Lexlngtc Kentucky I picked up a copy of the flue Grass Blade a few days ago and upon exai inlng Its contents I found It to bo so vile that I cannot believe it emlnated CIom a man the noblest work of God from a man In his right mind Sure ly you are one of Satans most zealous emlsarles cannot understand why you are permitted to publish and tribute such a sheet You are a very wicked and Immor person and It Is absurd for you to claim to edit your paper In the Interest of good morals You are evidently not student of the Bible Of course you do not believe that the Bible is the word of God neither do you believe that there a God You are not a Heathen but you are worse thnn a Heathen for they worship the known OodI think that you worshl Chas C Moore Ignorant and egotistic you are greatl to be pItied and my prayer to our Heavenly Father Is that you may be brought to a knowledge of the truth May the Holy Spirit enlighten yonI mind in the knowledge of God and new your will and enable you to em brace Jesus Christ who Is so freely of fered in His Gospel I hope you will stop In your wild career and consider what you are do ing against the interest of good morals and that your eyes may be opened to be hold the beauty of the Lord In your tirade against Inconsistent Christians why do you condemn all who claim to be ChristiansIn such harsh terms Will you please publish In your pape some facts concerning the Ilvesnnd deathbed confessions of some of the most prominent Infidelsand s6 the grand results and blessings upon the world by the Christian religion Am what has Infidelity done for mankind State all facts no lies Will you publish this communIcation In your next issue if the Lord wilt spare your Improfitable life to do so In Him you live and have your being May He have mercy on your soul If you turn from your wicked way and live and become a follower of the SaviourIwill then make known to you my name It rV ANSWER If a m reputation foodn tntt and Intelligence Is good he Is ways glad to sign his name If its bad he wont sign It You write a beautiful hand and spell a good while they did try to keep me from publishing this sheet fined meput me In jail and In the Itentiary threatened to kill me as saulted me with fists stick pistol and other little Christian attentions but fin ally gave It up not enough of them of your way of thinking How did you find out was Immoral You ought to give the specifications Such indefinite statements from a man who Is ashamed to give his name dont aunt Some pretty solid old theologians pro lounced me a scholar In the Bible and ordained me to the ministry when I was only about 21 years old As to by worshiping Charles 0 Moore It Is true that a good many people have said I was egotistic but It has never jured my health Your abuse of me nixed up with your prayers for me ound like you are a hypocrite All that racket about Jesus anil the Poly Ghost and the Gospel dont count I dont believe In Ghostsholy or holyand think that nobody but a very Ignorant man does believe In them All that rot about my eyes being ened to see the beauty of the Lord has been wasted on me many times before GIve us something fresh or give us a rest I do not condemn all Christians J feel sorry for some of the very Ignorant ones because I think It possible that they do not know any better But I despise all people as Intelligent as you are who claim to be Christians for they are all mean just like you are If you could put me in the penlten tlary or roast me at a stake because I dont believe as you do you Would are a dangerous bad citizen and- Its my job to knock out fellows of your kind and am going to do it You are almost certainly known to be o cal arid thats the reason you dont sign your name You would probably steal and lie and seduce a woman If you couldI know of any deathbed con isslons of any prom lent Infidels I know that Ingersoll died with a smite i his face Idolized by his wife and iHdren I know he was a kind man cause I experienced his kindness was not ashamed to sign his name to anythIng he wrote even to a hundred dollar check to help the poor dont know of any grand results and bless- Ings from the Christian religion rknow about Torquemada and Phillip 2nd and t t A St Bartholomews Eve and the Inquli tlon the burning of llypntlu a till Bruno and the wars with China and the Philippines and the Hoers all result of the Clitrstlau religion but trot cun sldered blessings by good people To tell the good that Infidelity has done for mankind would take u wholll bookI give you only some samples men of modern times that Infidelity hns produced Abraham Lincoln who stroyed the Christian Institution of slavery Ingersoll the greatest omtm that America ever produced Twain the greatest humorist who eer lived Edison tine greatest scientistI who ever lived Carnegie the greate giver of money and patron of learning tint ever Infidelity gave to the world 1lclthe greatest patron of astronomy hoe fol stay the greatest philanthropist ever liven LI Hung Chang and WII Ting Fang the greatest combinations of flnnnco statesmanship morals alld learning of modern days Kentucky fidelity gave to the world May L Co tins hte most wonderful girl ever born In America except Hellen Keller and It gave James Lane Allen the most bent tlful of American writers The leading Christians of the world one of them In the last few days has gone to hell and another one Is aboij to go thereare Leo XIII Talmogt Sam Jones Edward VII Emperor Will lam and Czolgosz If your God had sent us a rattlesnake In place of each of theRe he would have done a better job than lie commonly does I have Just gotten another letter fror St Louis your town The writer was a poor boy and had money and mad great sacrifice to help him He Is now very rich and for years has expressed great admiration of me I lately wrot him that I was hard run for money and wanted assistance to buy a linotype He wrote me the most abusive letter I ever got He Is a good Methodist You are really a Christian or a mnr ovum Infirlel who has written tfils let tit to Irene my reply No genuine In fidel Is willing to pose as a Christian for the purpose of perpetrating a jolo that would entice me loss of time uroney MISS STONE The MissionaryWhy the Heather Didnt Eat Her I am a heathen and I have seen man a pretty woman here In Kentucky that could eat like strawberries with su gaYandcream but darned If I wouldn hove to be awful hungry before I aaUa steak off that Stone woman the we heathen 75000 to get back Tbere4p picture her In they Nov York World representing her as she stepped oft the ship onto this country Shes got herr eyes turned heavenwon look like a saint and all she lacks Is sidewhiskers to make her look like ok Oom Paul Kruger The Somerset County Democrat 1 ilont know what state says Miss Stone theAmerlcan missionary ind her companion Rime Tsllka havi been released again This time the story is true the Bulgarian brigands lave our ransom money and the women have their freedom The start ling part of It Is the announcement that Mme Tsllkas husband who by tile way Is a preacher was the principal lu the plot to catty the women off II this story turns out to be true well have to vote Itev Tsllka a very bad preacher but a very longheaded rascal II le should get his share of the big of ransom money he would demonstrate that It Is perhaps better to teal ones own wife than another nans The Ohio Penitentiary News that I used to edit and by the way Its good little paper has this item about terMy whole aim now Is to pay the ransom This debt Is snore important ban saving souls said Miss Stone and his point of view does honor to herself und raises the credit of missionaries yen among the opposition STOLE A BIBLE A Deaf Mute Given Ore Year In the Penitentiary LOUISVILLE KY April James fason a deaf mute has been sentenced to one year In the penitentiary titter terIng a plea of guilty to the unusual charge of stealing a Bible The fact that at the time of Ute theft he had concealed the sacred book In some bed clothing belonging to Nancy pears the owner of the volume and had forgotten to send the clothing back added to the severity of his sentence Judge Shackelford Miller after tencing Mason tirade a subscription of I to a fund which was speedily collect cd and the prisoner left for Frankfort caring with him a Ruble presented to hIm by the Judge and the officers the court CHARGED WITH HERESY Lebanon April 10Because tlie authorship of a book advocating the doctrine of reincarnation of 1ud offering scriptural reference In ipport thereof Rev Columbus Bradford has been removed from the pastorate of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Okawvllle to which he was appointed Last year and at the next meellngof the Lebanon District ference be will be called on to answer the charge of heresy n TIME TABLE CSt LoulsLoulsvllle Line Corrrsted February 1002 SOUTHERN RAILWAY No 4 No 10 No Lvl Lex 515 am 735 am 3fiOpUl Lv Yeni537 am 803 am 418 pili Law fi02am 825 am 440p Lv Shel 640 ant 9 nit 530 pm ArTIdLou 805 am 1045 am 700 pm ArlIdStL 720 put 732alU Ar Evans 130 pin 130 pin 1000 am No handles front Lawrenceburg to Louisville sleeper from Blrmlngha and Chattanooga via No 2 handles from St Louis sleeper Burgln No handles parlor Ington to Louisville Three trains dally between vllle and Lexington Special Inducements made to home seekers looking for homes in the Soutll and Southwest- S T SWIFT C T Lexington Ky V G MORGAN DT A Lexlngtou Ky STEW ART T P Lexlngtou Ky C H HUNGERFORD D P A Lotil- ivllle Ky G B ALLEN A P St Tombs Mo H B SPENCER Gen Mgr St Louie Missouri ARRESTED ON SERIOUS CHARGE J Joines Peddler and Evangelist Said to Have Assaulted a Child J Joines a peddler and Itlncran evangelist is In jail charged wltl criminal assault upon Sarah Reigel an 11yearold girl The girl says She b and Mlain streets wiere Joines some- tinges to hose whawltend ed services the Echo MissIon It was only after much persuasion that the child told her mother of the alleg ed assault She said that Jolne threatened to kill her if she told Hi denies the charge brought by the chi ldConrier ou rna t APPROPRIATE NAME- Eckmansvllle Ohio MR MOORE SlrI wrote you some time ago Ing you to send no more of your oh noxious publications to my address Dut they still come I think you will the folly of sending them here when tell you that I neither read them mypel or 1 permit any one else to As as they come out of the office I soonI them and shall continue to do so every copy that GREENHORN Comment Your name comes might near sizing you up You are a Green childish rage dont hurt me any Some body has paid for the paper and sent It to you The gentlemanly way you dont want It Is to ask your post master to notify me that the paper Is Refused He Is pail to do that Your Illtempered card simply exposes you and your religion and males Infidels WILSONS LECTURES The two lectures by Dr Wilson hl hare now published In paniplets hIs the Christian Immortality a normal desire of the human mind and Imperialistic Ecclesiastic and Economic Tyranny the cause of Anarchy are meeting with ready sales Their ularity Is attested by the fact that all fxtra editions of Blades In which they acre both published were snapped uv In ordersof tens twentys and hun Ireds We can offer our readers no setter propogandlc literature the one heologlc and the other socialistic tine vital question discussed In these cctures should bo put into the panda or every one You can all afford to a few of these around I have placed myself In debt by pub halting a large quantity of these pamph ets and I hope the readers will an 1st and relieve me by purchasing them tit once You will not only be hcIJllug- me but help forward the goodwork The prices of the pamplets on litiw mortality is cents or 8 for On the Causes of Anarchy cents or for fL J E HUGHES A FAITHFUL FRIEND Grand Junctlon Col April 1902 Please ghange J W Sawyer East Inrket Louisville Ky to this place Mulligan Is wrong the sunshine Is the brightest hi Colorado hint ihels Ight about politics tin Kentucky Yours truly J W SAWYER Comment Old thne renders fthe lade will remember with pleasure Sawyers name He was formerly dltor of the Southern Journal In 1n SHORTEST 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filled the air And One the Son of God the spotless Christ Walked thither with Ills Father to commune Then to Gethsemane where roses strewn His worn and wandering sandals had enticed Then to Gethsemane to dumbly pray Amid the birds and buds less pure than He passloqUntil the rosy advent of the day For his reproachless spirit was serene The gross temptations and the fre rqtient guiles That had besot his path with prayers and smiles He had resisted while His soul was clean And following Him unto this quiet glade Came Peter whom He loved with John and James Men of sweet worth dowered with immortal alms 1To watch upon the Purity that prayed And In the shade crepuscular and dim They rested while He wandered o- nialone of sins that He had never known While solemnly they there awaited Him 4 Now Gtd was greatly pleasured bythe sight And when the Savior In contrition knelt To crave His blessings the great Godheart felt That it would spare Him for the world that night Spare Him and lend Him Increase of fair years To preach unto mankind to soothe- to save To lessen the dire terrors of the grave cast forth wrongs and dry afflictTo ing tears He still shall prosper God superbly said With pious touch and with accus tomed zeal The banes and bllghtR of multitudes- to heal To aid the helpless resurrect the dead But ore He give salvation unto men Ere He redeem their perishable dust Before He galneth my unfaltering trust Hla faith unshaken must be tried again Then the blithe birds enraptured by Christs prayer Broke thro the silence with exultant notes For He had ceased and praises from their throats Melodious and sweet refreshed the air And Jesus Christ arose to seek the day While Heaven Itself was dawning in His eyes But as He stirred In wondering surprise A strange shape passed before Him on the way A miracle of loveliness a form Of woman fashioned from no mortal clay creature fairer than creations day With tempting lovelips amorously warm No living thing His Godhead ever made Had fallen upon His unsuspecting sight Ae far as this white Illy of the night While In sereultlea of prayer Ho prayed No thing and then she spake and all her words Blent with the warning breezes seemed to him Like slghlngs lovable of cherubim Aye like the murmur of the souls of birds 1Christ sweet Christ she whis pered have not fear am the angel of the Lord august To Thee and me He hath now given His trust Thy Father for Thy welfare sends mo lioN Ii for ThyUfe of and love Am now thsenvieiand supreme re ward Such are the changeless wishes of the Lord l np Such are His mandates uttered from above My body for Thy body most divInei Was formed to please until the car taro graveIam for all eternity Thy slave I but olJeyIo take me I am Thine And while tho fascinating marvel Bpake Her Ftar cyls like two treacherous sparks of lIeU Upon Him with a tempting glitter fell liar arm entwined Him like a snake No no this cannot be tile Saviour cried Thou comst to doom mo with thone- peofect eyes Tho light within them harms anti falsities Thou art not Godsent get time from my Elde For hoursln prayer My forehead have bowed My kind disciples seek Me even now Their hearts are purer than thy radiant brow Go leave me and lie called to them them aloud nut wondrouS spells Godbidden came to blot The memory of the Master from their minds Ills voice was lost amid the rushing winds And sleeping the disciples heard Him not Then like a moonbeam that In beauty slips Forth from a clouds Impenetrable gloom That woman made from shadow ant in the bloom Of beauty placed her flower lips on Hla lips Oh Man she murmured art Thou so unwise To spurn the gift Thy Father given to Thee Hast thou not eyes to worship and to The unsolved secrets hidden In my eyes Thy life of foolish chastity must end So hath It now been willed Thou must obey Have not told to Thee the Lord did say Our essences eternally should blend Why shouldst Thou feebly hesitate to share With me Thy right made mine anti now enmesh Thy sad virginity within this flesh Oh Man of Idle fantasies and prayer Art Thou a fool to cast aside and waste The opportunities of trust and truth That give Thee for eternities my youth Canst Thou spurn Natures lawn and still be chaste Coast Thou hall God halt human dare revile fOr hush tile pleasure offered unto Thfeo Vi t ti J Do tired birds shun the shelter of a tree 2anst Thou resist the languor of my smile Ah not Ah no Speak now not of Thy God Mine eyes have burned In Thine their lasting Ire I am Thy passion am Thy desire Thy godliness must swoon before my Answer I hold Thee flesh and spirit fast Thy morbid dreamy whims have van ished now Gaze on the whiteness of my breast and brow And tell me Thy purity shall last And Christ lowlldered by her ardent glunco With newborn fervors palpltantly shook The ghost of purity His limbs for sook Prayerless inert He stood as In a trance By powers he neer had felt before compelled Like some snakesnared and fascin ated dove He sought the danger of her lips and love While to her lips His seeking lips were hold And he succumbed He the most pure and meek In awful dawn of sinning yet did bless In human wise her love and loveliness And lost by love and loving did not speak He felt that then His sinless life of bliss His days of piety unique and rare Had vanished In the rustle of her hair Had faded In the clinging of her kiss He knew that when He spread protect ing arms Around deserted lepers It was sweet But sweeter far of ravishment com plete Was the warm willing contact of her charms Then man grew In the God the God In man And In Christs heart there dwelt Im perlous greeds Vague boundless passions and enormous needs Desires unnamed that mortals could not span And as the mystic perfume of her breath Fanned with soft warmth the pallor of Hla cheek In esctasyof passion He did speak Heedless of all defying God and Death The Joy of Joys was Hla in that one hour The years of fast and continence re trained Were In that moment haughtily gained He sought lovo only and knew no other power And with Impetuous fervor Ho did crI Oh my beloved on the dim lull s away Behold the golden harbinger of duyl Let go hence ere tho sweet night doth die Let us go lionco to lands of bud and balm To Greecethat drearnu beneath tho flawless sky To Greece where It Is sweet to live and die To live and lovo In ecstasy and calm My soul by theo enslaved thin alone I who am God hoed not the God on ltlgbIIlls Starry splendors and de fy His boundless power that makes the sad sea moan For tiles alone oh wonder oh desire For thee alone my dazzled senses burn Thy lips have bidden my manliness return Thy kiss has purified me like a tire Ah do not In thy pallid frailty shrink Like gentle roses smitten by the blast The blight of God my Father will not cast lOne harm upon thee I am God think will protect ties from Ills ire and scorn My arm will be a shield against hate love thee hasten we cannot await Until the rosy advent of the morn But from Him an he spake her form had crept And like a swallow darting through- a clouJ- Vanished and then with guilty brows down bowed The wretched Saviour penitently wept Wept for His saddest sin with scald ing tearsfThe one sad sin that tainted all His heart Sharper than a vipers audden dart He felt new grief and unsuspected tears For God departed from Him and morse Assailed the fevered vortex of Ills brain The callous temptress did not come again Event love had flown and left Him no resource Yet with long palpitations of despair He sought her In His frenzy and un rest With eager eyes by madnesseo pos sessed But found her not and hedid tear Hla hair He found her not for the same Gp- dthalaeni k IiertbeautytoHimbade her swiftly fleo To one deserted spot In Galilee There to abide and wait His malcontent For God was sorely angered at the fall And sudden worship He had given to her Ills Son Impeccable had stooped to err His anger fell upon Him like a pall And from His throne with swift and dooming breath lIe bade the assembled hosts of Heaven dismayed Lead forth the sinner who had die obeyed To shame and to oblivion and death Then thro the glades there rose an ominous sounl1IThe rush of armored men by Judas led The cedars trembled from their brutal tread And Jesus mute was In the torchlight found And Judas kissed Him on His ting lying cheek Still warm with other kisses like a fire Still throbbing with an uncontrolled desire Kissed Him and held Himand Christ did not speak And Peter roused from slumber fn de spair Rushed with impetuous valor to de fend From any foe his Master and his friend And smote the servant Malchus sore ly there Protect Thyself he cried Oh Mao ter kind From these dull brutes who wish Thy death and say One only wordand they will fade away Like withered windtost leaves but Christ resigned Offered no firm resistance and con fused He stood all haggard by His useless quest For hope and love abandoned His breast And wordless He was captured anti cused Then before Pontius Pilate He was brought Jeered at each step crowned with in vading thorns The buffets of the rabble and their scorns Still dazed and vexed by labyrinths of thought No vestige of divinity or pride Moved Him thro all that sad and questioning hour The Lord swayed like a temptest stricken flower And He was Judged and He was crucified But when the crossnails rent each suf faring limb Pain worked In ills mind till se of wrong Ho had committed and tho brute throng Heard words repentant from HhJ lips to Him Who took new pity on ills helpless frame Pardoned and promised rarer lift againAnd tho thieVeD besides Him writhed In pain spirit Heavenward soared and slow night came And now It after canto to pupa that ohe The creature so lovely and so fair Who by her wantonness the rare Pure soul of Jesus mourned In Galilee Sequestered In a sad and com bro spot She wondered how tho birds that brought her food Had their wa unto 1J01ltudefAnd the birds loathed her though she knew It not God bade them nourish and Way did obey But with a tremulous rustle of scared wings If they had seen an adder mute with stings They only touched the ground and flew away And there within a place that beasts would shun A desolate waste uncaravaned and wild She travailed and gave birth unto a child Her son and Christs and image of Gods s A babe whose beauty earth had never know The fruit of loves celestial and unique Whowalk upon her bosom frail and And yet with all the strength of God his own And the child grew to prattle on her knee A smiling paragon of mirth and grace A seraphlight and glory in his face A glory that no mortal eye might see But God was unappeased though very dear And potent to Him was the infants cinlle Its purity beyond its Fathers guile Turned not His wrath Implacably aus tere And so he bade the lightning from above In dlzzzy searching zigzags of swift flame To strike down the mother of His Sons sad shame And smite the helpless offspring of their love And death for tits left deathless land and sea Glad of such high command and fthen there died T lie child In Innocence undelfled 1F1notller made that thin fell thing ItIhlbeit v p Ann then God was appeased for he had doomed The soul of the fair temptress to left her name unsought Her whiteness by His darkness had been gloomed But the sweet spirit of sweet Christ His Son Gods Son so perfect and divine He saved to be the everlasting sign For men to worship and to look upon He spared It for His own allnameless views To blend In many subtile shapes and burn In ways unknown to mortals and return To earth that saw Its birth yet nothing lose And through succeeding generations lie Ordained the Holy Spirit should scend Forever and forever without end Embodied In humanities to be And then He bade by HIs unfaltering laws- ThlsGodhead enter In the flesh of men There to remain until death came and then The bleat receiver should not know the cause Men who were by the strangest whims distressed They who were mighty among all mankind They whose thoughts filled the uni versal mind All fated fatal souls the germ sessed Of brains prodigious it did form a part Warriors invincible received its dower It gave to women beauty and its power Stirred sweet song In many a poets heart- 1Vhimful fantastic with eternal change It fired the pure the cruel and the wise And until death drooped heavy pon their eyes It held them In thraldom strong and strange Oh wondrous metamorphosis of soul Tile very essence of the Child divine Lived In the tyrants bosom satur- nIne And In the martyrs viewless aureole No mortal chosen by this fatal God Dared pass uninterrupted life away His days were days of angulshful dls may He learned to loathe the ground where on he stood And when Jehovah moody did declare His wish to tempt a pure and new iota soul The Germthe Christ passively at Hisjicontrol r t LItrL Sought It and doomed it with a great despairI Caesar to gory victories It led His genius unaware obeyed call While the vinefecund valley lands of Gaul Teem loyaldeadIn Neros mirthmad mind It found a home His violent whims were by its will conveyed And this It was that urged him illamayed To sneer amid the ravage of his Rome It bloomed ngaln aa now Mays bloom with rlowerc Within the alltender heart of gelo And by transition wonderful and slow transrUnchanged yet changing evermore this ghost Of Gods divinity possessed the earth Dying with death and resurrect In birth- Hauiitlng the souls God loved or hated most Its grandeur which no eye hath looked upon Shone with red awe without a flake of blame On Jenas carnage and on Wagrams flame Throned in the Godmind of Napoleon And thus for countless ages it will live By men named Genius and in every clime Until the dolorous ending of alf time Until the world hath nothing more to give And when our earth to atoms has been hurled In the dim future peopled with vague fear It still will live in many another sphere And sway creation In another world Forever and forever It will soar Most glorified in unknown planets far And In the glory of an unknown star Men now unborn its gjory will adore For that one sin of Christs can never die The pardon dealt cannot for all atone And His Sons spirit mystical alone Must bless or curse the aeons that pass by And Its celestial grandeur and disgrace Will ever live In substance and in void Until Godo own creation Is de stroyed And disappears with Him In awful space 43350 Subscribed for the Linotype Up to April 24 At the time I write this March has been subscribed on the amount of that ask for to make the first payment on a linotype machine be lieving that I can pay the balance in the instalments that are allowed If more than this is subscribed by the time this goes to press for the Blade of March the large figures at the top of this account will be changed to show the amount Of course I cannot tell any better than any of you can whether or not I will get the guess that my chances are about evenone out of two If I get that I am going to start on the very next day on my effort to get 100000 readers for the Blade In three years if I live with the belief that the work will be earnestly prosecuted by my friends if die before that time is all my work with the Blade my efforts have been until this time to establish the literary and moral charac ter of the paper In this have been far more success ful than I anticipated in the beginning When the number of persons who en Joy the Blade and the amount of real enjoyment each are taken Into con sideration I doubt if there is a newspa per in the world that surpasses the Blue Grass Blade am perfectly independent now re garding the fine matter that Is to go in to this paper each week I may not make the scratch of a pen and yet there will be supplied each week from the finest Infidel newspaper writers abun dance of matter to put twice as much Into this paper as It ordinarily has and that is what I Intend to do Beside this there are continually coming to the Blade articles from new correspondents of both sexes and all ages from fifteen to ninety in prose and poetrythings- that are good and ought to be printed- Of course there Is much that my waste barrel catches when return stamps are not sent I do not intend to slack any of my personal energy as a writer for this pa per but if I can only get that 1 In tend to put Into an increase of the cir culation of this paper an energy tar in excess of anything that I hava ever yet Appeal to Reason a Socialist paper has attained a circulation of It is true that Socialism like re ligion and politics has dollars and cents in It supposably at least for its friends and It is quite a different thing for an Infidel paper that is simply a matter of principle and morals to gain such a circulation as that hut IfZcan get the for the linotype Iintend to try for 100000 readers of the Blade in three years from the day that 500 Is secured I Intend to print in large ures on the margin of each Issue of the Blade the number of that Issue 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and the turpentine and lumber Interests was worthless and that crops of corn oats and vegetables took more value In cost of fertilizer to produce them than r the value of the crops when matured and as a consequence of such a notion as this lands that had been turpentine for miles around could be bought t a song and you could sing It yourself Even J L Hand of Pelham argued f there was no value In the immense crops of crab grass that grew up and f covered every potato patch melon field corn farm or after oats In summer ami fall hat now all Is changed J L y Hand more than ten years ago was selling this same worthless crab kJ grass or after grass cut with a Mc Cormlck mower raked with a spring k tooth snlkey rake and baled with a m- chineby the car load And Albany 4d t merchants Inaugurated the Hay Carnl val Straw Ride Street Fair and t Fall Festival growing out of the cut ting of this luscious fall crop with the machine Instead of pulling and tielng In bundles of hay and sand And now f go over this same ground youll find shalf the whole country cleared up and producing In sugar cane sweet syrup cow peas goover peas rice cotton wa 4 termelons peaches pears plums May berries straw berries sweet grapes ietc as much In clear profit and gross per acre as the rich prarles of Illinois or the blue grass region of Ity Kentucky and they sing a very different song now to that of twenty years ago Then could do the singing and buy at my own price of a few cents t acre now they do the singing and sell at their own price and at almost as many dollars per acre as it was cents then And its just about the same experience here around Moultrie where fir I came and pitched my tent and went to house keeping on a six dollar outfit in Col Pattersons old Peter 0 Wing Pole Palace on West Broad street Moultrienow directly West of a 000 brick court house and a just a lit tle to the South of a 20000 Hotel de Coiqufttl Is developing and going t through a change Soon the song the whip poor will and the hoot vitfi the owl will go with the hunters rllle und wolf pit to the archives of history and such things will he no more a fact pesent only a memory iOnyyestertlaTiwlt hslE dozn car loads of earnest hungering souls ff all to please some tt gnewsomething original in the line of song music preaching lecture Ji or religion were whirled over the T T Ryto Tlfton some twentyfive miles north to hear the mental satirist the religious clown the Christian hu inorlst the clerical Iconoclast and holy deceptions relentless foe Sam Jones preach and the Tlfton musical cult slngwe got the music sweet enough and good enough to make all hands j wish and pray to stay right here heaven Instead of missing such a life t with no certainty of anything half so somecauIn the cloudy we are sup to go when worn out with old gage or so dead from pain and disease we wouldnt know a good thing lVthat a bad If each were piled miles deep all around usmy can hear that music yet Its a solace all the bright sunny day and a real heaven in my dreams on the soft pillow of the night And hope for such human Intellect t divine as will soon take us all safely into that new and glorious realm of life where human drops his scales and claws and the tadpole tallas it were and takes up a reason as his guide life chart and relegates to the andI animal instinct which he has his emblem token or ruler secular pro fane sacred or divine in all the former ages But digress- I was talking of the Development of the Wire Grass was talking about how little the old time settlers of this part of Georgia really thought of this part of the country when a person could buy It for a song and sing It your celt and you need not be of the sweet singers of Tifton either any old song would do provided you mixed in a lit tle cash and the more cash the better could acquire titles to lands Ii1lnenow and try to go IIoand you would find the other fellow doing the sing song business and that It takes dollars Instead of cents to buy real estate anywhere all over the long straw beltI I have said and heard said a great deal within the last four or five and Its efI orllMoultrietrle was voted out last year and I naturally had a great curiosity to sees and know anti meet with and talk to the people of the town since the license business was out lawed and find every former saloonlst to be here went ing good clothes looking well healthy cleanly and happy and all without acj- ceptlon meet me with a smile and a hearty hand shakeand some of these same men used to look daggers and danger at me fqr opposing their trade but now I see and know that some five to ten thousand dollars per month that once had to go out of Moultrle to pay for intoxicants and license stay right on here and do business at the old stand month Jfi pod month out anti Nfii J 4f tll year In and year out anti If perchance a few store buildings that were used for license and harm are Idle its only a question of a short time until some thing hotter takes their place and IS the ten to fifteen thousand feet ol white anti yellow pine lumber per acre Is cut ana cleared from these plney woods acres and farming In real sensl bit anti studied earnest Is taken up and drinking and fighting and lowing dropped there be much more ron needed in this healthy and fertile ooun try so lets nil let our text be new opment In the right Instead of devil went to the mind and right- GEORGE McCORMICK Of Globe APlanet RveOr e World We Live In April 7th Ifl02 KISSES IN CHURCH CHOIR SHOCKING Baritone Is Accused of Indulging Fair Singers In Osculation PITTSBURG March 5Klsslng the church choir This Is the charge the congregation of the Cheswlck Presbyterian Church will sift tomorow night One of the deacons who sings baritone has been accused of having won the affec tions of two fair members of the choir had exchanging kisses with them while the congregation was listening to the sermon The Rev Isaac Revenaugh the tor admitted today that he had heard the reports from 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