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THE ONLY PROHIBITION PAPER PUBLISHED BY A HEATH
PER YEAR: $2.00 for Rich People; $1.00 for Poor People.
LEXINGTON, KY., SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 1894.
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THE BUSY B's ;
ly Breckinridge, Bill Owens,
Bronston and Bain.
Prohibitionists may now be re
' as bavin? a candidate in the Con
jnal race, in this, the Ashland lis
and I am going to have a finger in
as Bronston is concerned he is
hardly "in it." He is playing
for "Willie's" shoes, and his
is to damn "Willie" with "faint
it) praise." He hits "Willie" a reir
icdolager, with an iron fist in a
love, or brass luiucks in a kid
to adapt the metaphor to the
. of this day.
istou thinks "Willie" ought to
-q, throw himself on the mercy
able world and start fresh.
; sources, and at one time,
-Id not have been bad;
jn, and after everything
n against "Willie," it is
counts Juvenal or Jun
' t moods.
,-tton but there is
) until he formally
1 knock the "bull's
a Kruo trun.
nan of genius and
gs for which I was
juiui, an 1 did com-
AvA. looking aiouud the
, yiooAs for Cthigressional timler, "Char-
try" a name which of course is not ob
jftiouable to ni
-is a first class man
ot to pick; and tnis tor little domestic
afjions known among ourselves, and
'which there is no occasion now to ex
But let 'stake np "Billy" and "Bill"
and Bain, and see what you Christians
and inndels are going to do about it. 1
occupy a sort of middle position in this
country between Christians and infidels,
and I can talk to one side just as well as
the other. I was born that way, and will
never get over it
When I was a college boy I not only
stole chickens, but great big fat turkey
gobblers, and had young preachers to
help me eat them, and many a time I
nave been tempted to ask one of them to
"say grace," before eating them. I was
forcibly struck by Horace's line, and
Saxe's travesty; " medio tutissintus
ibis. As the Judge remarked to a rowdy
Scotchman who went to quod between
I know that Mr. Ingalls has said that
in American politics the decalogue and
the "golden rule" are an "irndescent
dream" not "in it," so to speak. While
for a part of the decalogue I have no re
gard, the other part pertains to the fun
damental principles of our civil law, and
in this special Congressional contest the
words "Thou shalt not commit adultery"
good, sound Prohibition doctrine
obtain a peculiar importance.
As for the "golden rule," it is the
basal principle of my religion and my
.wipe from Billy Breckinridge s record
his whole Pollard hyphenation, and
some other similar hyphenations in his
career that have not been so p-ominently
ventilated, and can any modern Ration
alist vote for such a man? I do not care
if a politician is a Christian. My own
man, George W. Bain, is a Methodist,
against whose thorough orthodoxy I
have never heard an insinuation. But
Billy Breckinridge, born and reared in a
religious sect, the tenets of which have
more than any others, offended the sense
of justice and reason of all Rationalists,
volunteers to step to the front to oppose
iiib religious urower. jr. uniftrs. wno
made a heroic effort to rid his sect of
such imputations as the roasting of brbies
in hell, and other Presbyterian concep
tions that they dug up some where with
r e .1 . .
iussiis 01 inc proiozoic period.
While Billy was fighting Briggs in the
East, he found time to take from his
duties as a Congressman to fly off to the
West, with Lyman Abbott the infidel
successor to the infidel Beecher's pulpit,
and make speeches to defeat Prohibition
in some Weste.-n Steles, by defending
the "orginal package" scheme of the gin
slingers, which scheme was in direct
violation of the principle of State's
rights, and for the defense of which prin
ciple Breckinridge had gotten glory as a
uoniederate soldier. In this matter the
Supreme Court decided against Billy;
but the newspapers published in the in
terest of the liquor traffic eulogised him
to the skies for his efforts in their behalf.
Jo Blackburn, also a Presbyterian, aud,
until nis recent conversion, by Moody,
to temperance, the most distinguished
whisky guzzler of any man in America,
would no more have made those speeches
against Briggs in the East, and for whis
ky in the West, than he would have got
ten himself mixed up in the Pollard uas
tiness. If Rationalism means anything worthy
of our regard it means good morals, and
there is no good reason for any organ
ized effort in that line, other than a pur
pose to put public and private morals
on a plane higher than anything that
orthodox Christianity has done, or pro
poses to do. Without flattery to my
self I think I may safely say that I aui
the recognized high priest of Rational
ism for the diocese of Kentucky, and I
am not willing to pose in the attitude
of one who simply combats the vagaries
of Moses and the prophets of the Old and
As I have repetedly told you, I honor
Ingersoll for what he has done. I think
he has been a hero, and that the world
is wiser and better that he has lived.
Though he is not at all in touch with me
in my Prohibition and Woman Suffrage
work, the fact that he has encouraged
men to do their own thinking has large
ly accounted for the existence of the
Prohibition party. The letters, that I pub
lished in the last issue of the Blade, from
people from all over the United States,
the majority of them being Prohibition
ists, by their disposition to put the good
deeds and rood life of the Christian
ethics above the mere dogmatic faith of
ri : ..il . i -i , .
V.UIIMUIUUJ, snow in tuese people a ten
dency to Rationalism, aud the fact is that
the disciples of Ingersoll, have in prac
tice gone further than he would dare go,
because he has had an eye single to fame
No thoroughly "orthodox" Christian
can be a Prohibitionist According to
the New Testament Jesus made wine and
drank wine, and told other people to
drink it; and "the disciple is not above
Then, as I have said, if we wipe from
the record of Billy Breckinridge his
whole personal impurity, no Rationalist
can be true to his principles and vote for
that man; not that he has been a be
liever in the dogmas and superstitions
of Christianity in common with all other
religions, as nearly everybody is, but
that be has assumed the aggressive and
used the prestige of his name and fame
and family to combat the principles of
Rationalism; notedly in the case of
Bnggs. Now is an opportunity for us
wno can ourselves nationalists to snow
to the world what we mean.
The man who calls himself a Rational
ist now. and yet will fall in with the ig
norant Christian hoodlum sentiment,
that is reflected by such a paper
as the Lexington Daily Press, that
tries to crush a poor and fatherless
young woman to save a durned old grey
headed hypocrite, whose life, for more
man a quarter of a centuary, has been
one unbroken lie, and with this hoodlum
gang will vote for Billy Breckinridge,
should keeD his mouth shut after the elec
tion, when he hears men of more courage
deploring the ignorance and supersti
tion of the current Christianity, or the
Christianity of any age. I feel no dis
position to gloat over the fact that Breck
inridge has been so signally brought to
grief, and that in an intellectual tilt a
young woman has been able to lay the
great champion of tariff reform across
her knees and link into his exposed rear
with her slipper until he has used his
"silver tongue" to beg like a cringing
The man who sought, and gained, the
bubble reputation at the cannon's mouth,
now pleads through his attorney, and
law-partner, Shelby, that he promised to
marry this woman because he was afraid
of her "pop," and actually claims that
the woman seduced him. In the history
of civilization there has never been any
thing that approached this. Beecher
and Parnell have figured in scandals
allied in nature to this; but you may add
to these the "bacarat" scandal of the
Prince of Wales, and the Senator Sprague
case, and the Carstang-Shaw case, and
the half dozen others in American his
tory, and the aggregation does not ap
proach in atrocity and infamy the indi
vidual exploits of Billy Brechinndge.
When Eve ate the apple Adam ran his
hand down in his breeches pocket, pulled
out his Barlow knife, cut him off a
chunk and chawed it, and said, like a
man, damned if he would not rather go
to hell with his wife than to heaven
without her; and that sentiment from
then down until the time that Breckin
ridge came on the stage in this role, has
been the prevailing one among men who
were worthy to be called men. But as
Raleigh threw his cloak into the mud
for the Queen to walk on, so has this
man Breckinridge, who has spent a great
part of his life in "bloviating" about
"Southern chivalry," been willing to
throw into the mud, and crush under
his remorseless heel, this young woman
whom he seduced, and of whose children
he became the father, while he had a
devoted living wife, in order that his
dainty Presbyterian feet, "elected" from
si! eternity to wcjrhc golden slippers
in uie rew Jerusalem, migm dc saved
from the contaminating soil of earth.
What then shall we say of "Bill" Owens?
His biography is short and sweet, but
to the point He is a professional gam
bler; a man who is sufficiently cold
blooded and deliberate to refrain from
drinking liquor in order that he might
win the money of those with whom he
plays cards. This is notoriously true,
and is commonly said among his friends
who are now working for his nomination,
among whom is Editor Garrett of the
Georgetown Enterprise. He is a man
who scoots out when the grand jury is
going to convene, and wants testimony
I have heard it said of him that he is an
infidel. I do not know about it If he
is and has the manhood to say so, I
would honor him for it, and he would
spike my batteries. He will play the
Christians for their votes just as much as
Billy Breckinridge would.
Now what shall we say of Bain ? Born
a poor man in your midst, he has by in
dustry and honestly gotten him a beauti
fel home in this city, and is just as clean
as Billy Breckinridge is unclean.
He is known and loved as a man and
an orator, from ocean to ocean, and has
been heard by ten times as many people
as have heard Breckinridge and Owens
hue those two men were bringing
upon Kentucky the disgraceful reputa
tion that it has. Bain has heroically
labored to counteract this reputation,
and has stood among those at the very
head of the national councils of the Pro
hibition party. A more knighly man never
drew the breath of life. While he has
the substantial and genuine qualities of
a man, he has among women and among
men, a courtliness oi address, a suaviter
in modo worthy of Chesterfield, and his
equal in all the highest and grandest
essential elements of a Congressman,
never went iroiu Kentucky to ashing
ton. What is Democracy? It is an effete
imbecility in intellect, and a rottenness
in morals the stench of which offends
high heaven, aud the doom of which is
even now signed aud sealed.
What is Republicanism:' It is worse
than highway robtery. It has roblied
the treasury of the United States just as
literally ami truly as "Honest Dick late
robbed the treasury of Kentucky, and,
worse than Tate, it has used this money
to corrupt, under the guise of pensions,
the elective franchise tor partisan pur
poses. What is Prohibition? It is, in its
moral aspects, the grandest political or
ganization that the world ever saw, and
in its financial aspects it is, by far, the
wisest embodyment of political reforms
that has been proposed. There is noth
ing sectional, sexual or racial about it
The points of the compass do not direct
its movements, and geographical lines
no not bound its lalwrs. The world is
its sphere and humanity is its people.
Before the law, as well as in the home,
it not only puts woman as the peer of
man, but makes her the superior, if any
difference. It claims for the black man
the same rights as for the white, and
will take its presidential candidates from
the South just as soon as from the North
which neither of the other parties will
dare to do and it asks no patronage for
a Federal soldier that it would not ask
for a Confederate soldieJ.
I am an infidel, open, avowed, defiant.
I ask no honor aud no emolument for
myself. 1 have no interest at stak,""
the good of my fellow men. Tl"
not the remotest chance thatf
make any money out of this;i.f"
other hand it will cost me somethf.
labor and money, for 1 extend pure
my own expense, to stump this di
for George W. Bain. For this I will not
get even the glittering glory of oratory,
tor I am no orator.
If then, under these circumstances. I
cast my vote and use my mite of influence
for the Christian gentleman George W,
Bain, while Christians use their votes
and influence for Breckinridge or Owens,
with what consistency can any Chris
tian man who votes for either of the last
two, urge upon me or upon any other
mhdel the acceptance of the Christian
religion.' None! and it would bean in
suit and affront to our intelligence, for
any such men to do so.
The "Truth Seeker," Biggest
Infidel Paper in America, sizes
A weekly journal claiming to be "the
only prohibition paper published by a
Heathen" comes from Lexington, Ky.,
and is called the Blub Grass Blase.
Charles C. Moore is the editor and keeps
himself in the reader's mind by means
or his picture and also by nsing the cap
ital "ir instead of the editoral ' we." He
thinks Lexington a good place for a pa
per like his, because whisky and religion
of the most popular brands are
made there and shipped to the heathen
in the same barrel. Brer Moore, who
describes himself as a "durned old Infi
del," has had a varied experience, having
been in both the pulpit and the jail. All
the ministers of Lexington who enjoy
his acquaintance are his friends; and,
says he, with great modesty, "there are
other ministers here who would by my
friends if they had the pleasure and
honor to know me." One of Editor
Moore's unsatisfied yearnings is to see
Mohammed recognized by an amend
ment to the federal Constitution, for the
Prophet was the first prohibitionist
and his influence is still felt among his
followers. He also desires to meet Col
onel Ingersoll in a debate on prohibi
tion, being certain that he can give the
great orator what David gave Goliah
The paper contains a short article on
the sanctity of the Sabbath, in which
Mr. Moore say: "My habit has been for
years to work on my farm on Sunday
just like any other day, and though un-
uer wis disregard oi religious sanitation
I have never been struck by lightning
and enjoy such health that I can any day
walk to Lexington and back sixteen
miles and I am fifty-six years old, I
find that age and trouble are more and
more inclining me to the consolations
of religion, and I have concluded hereaf
ter to devote my bnnday to pious med
itation and fishing." In this way he
hopes to atone for errors of the past
The old man is a writer of remarkable
continuity, and contributes about a
dozen long columns to his pMer. There
are no birds of his feather t J Mock with
him, ea he belabors Infldeluniot beWig
prohibitionists, and he can'Fcatch on to
the prohibitionist processioA because he
is an Infidel. I am afraid the Blue
Grass Blade will not do much to pop
ularize unbelief, but it may accomplish
something in the way of stimulating
thought in Prohibition circles.
Any one buying is or more during
the next ten days, will be presented free
of charge, choice of any of the following
articles: Pair of gold spectacles or eye
glasses, correctly fitted to suit the pur
chaser or any friend of theirs; a $5 set
nnS 95 chain bracelet, or a set ot Rog
er's table spoons or forks. Cut this no
tice out and bring it with you, or write
for price on any article yon wish, any
orders by mail. We guarantee satisfac
tion or will cheerfully refund your mon
ey. Order now to secure the bargain
of your life. Otis W. Snyder, Jeweler
and optician, 8 North Upper, Lexington,
Agents Ul anted for th Blade.
I want agents to sell the Blade on the
streets and to get subscribers for it, in
every town in the United States and
Canada. For particulars address the
GRAVES, COX & CO.
HIGH CLASS CLOTHING.
6a 64 6 E. Mala iXi
D. H. BEATTY,
81 West Short Street.
And '-. Builder.
Dealer in all kinds of Fenc
ing antl Fencing Material.
All mv business is done for
D. H. BEATTY.
The Most Reliable
DEALERS IN LEXINGTON
Kaufman, Straus & Co.
12 East Main.
BUY AND SELL
and Personal Property
of Every Description.
nr List Contains the Cfalccat f
Aware of the fact that a wearer of CorstU cannot afford to over
look our wares?
in Corsets and Waists, from
for Equipoise WalRte. Thompn'l black ( onru II, former piicotil.JS. Fwrls
m 114 11 am 11 m uuwd tjr
for Ladiea, Genu and Children at 25 per cant leaa taaa attaoa HMor prtoaa.
and very pretty and styliab patterns is Dm Uooda at 9Be, c,79e, U par yard.
Underwear, Leee and Embroideries are oar specialties, and jooll And to
Grocery is the
Over TwwwOne Milllow lyii
l TLaw i AWorfcf FalrOreandu
Leafing nta CaOwaftaaWorfcL
On Account of Removal to a
A MIGHTY REDUCTION
In all Canned Goods. California Fruits a Specialty
TeL306. Merrick Lodge Building. J
11, 13, 15 W. Main Street.
"We are now conducting the Greatest Sale of Ladies Un
derwear ever held in Lexington. You can't huy
the material for the prices we will sell you
the Garment made up.
Drawers trimmed 25, 29, 39 and 75c. Skirts 39, 50, 75,
99, $1.25. Night dresses 48, 75, 90, $1.24. Chemise 25,
39, 48, 75c. Corset Covers 20, 25 to 75c.
These Goods will only be on Sale while at
these prices. We continue to sell
IaiM-astcr (Jingh.un.s 4r.
Yanl WiK Krown rotton 4c.
I inliir IUuo Calico 4c.
Lonsdale Fruit anl Masonvillc Cotton 74 cents.
Another of Steven's all-Linen Crah 4 he er yanl.
J. D. PURCELL.
From Voght & Foley,
Grocers and Produce Merchants.
Opera House Block.
the French P. D. down. Sole agent
TAYLOR & HAWKINS.
M I I I fl
smaller Boom we are making