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LEXINGTON, KY., SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 1894.
A Great Victory lor the Vanquished and
Disgrace for the Victor.
The People Express Enipbatlcallv Their Disapproval of Bn lidos-
Inn: Method! In Politicians.
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"THE RATIONAL VIEW,"
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C. C Moore,
Dear Sir I have been asked to con
tribute money for building a House of
Mercy for poor fallen women.
Ruin them and then ask the ladies to
build Houses of Mercy to reform them.
Now I believe in going to the root of
the matter; put a javeline tnrougn me
heart of every man that seduces a woman.
Then there will be no need to build
Houses of Mercy, for the man that se
duces a woman knows full well that he
is taking from her what is to her dearer
than life; her virtue and honor.
Now I am not willing to help build
Houses of Merry, but I will help pay for
the javelines to punish the offenders.
"Sharp sins demand sharp punish
You know. Col. Breckinridge says
that this crime does not hurt a man
much, but it ruins a woman.
Put this in your paper if you think
best, as me sentiments ot one woman in
the blue grass country.
Brooksville, Ky., Nov. 5.
C C. Moore, Esq.
Dear Sir: Enclosed find fifty cents
in stamps, for which please send, with
my compliments, one copy of your "Ra
tional View" to W'm. Riley, Esq., Mil ford,
Ky. Also if you wall scud him a few
copies of the Bu'K Grass Blade, for
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fustnouiion, nc win 1 iiuuk, gei you
some subscribers. I am anxious for a
copy of your "Behind the Bars," and hope
vou may soon have it on sale. Can you
give me any idea as to when I can get it ?
Please put my name down for the first
copy, or if taken, get me as near the
bead ol the class as possible. Respect
fully yours, w. h.James.
In answer will say I want to publish
"Behind the Bars" as soon as the last
codv of the "Rational View" is sold.
I will have to write an additional chap
ter or two to "Behind the Bars" to bring
it up to date, by giving an account of my
trial for blasphemy, ind my last little
round in jail for blasphemy.
C C Moore. Esq.
Dear Sir I aui glad to read the letter
from your India corresiiondent Mr. V
Henderson, O. R. S. I will tell you why
I have been a reader of the l-'reethink
er twelve years. Its editor Mr. l-'oote,
some eleven years ago suttered one
years hard laltor in Holloway jail, Lon
don, England, for the impossible crime
of blaspheming tod in the hreethinker.
i,ast April I saw an item in the New
York Press that the editor of the Blue
Grass Blade was indicted for blasphe
my. That was the first time I ever knew
of the existence of. you or your paper.
1 sent to you lor a copy and then suit
scribed for a year.
Mr. Henderson reads the Freethinker;
saw a notice of you and is now your sub
I distribute my Blade where I think
will be appreciated and subscrilied for.
I trust you will soon get off an edition
of 100,000 to people who pay lor it.
Brooklyn, N. Y. Oct 31.
THERE IS A BOX WITH BALLOTS GOOD,
DRAWN FROM THE VOTERS' BRAINS,
AND OWENS PLUNGED BENEATH THAT FLOOD
COMES OUT ALL FULL OF STAINS.
THE DYING GAMBLER WISHED TO SEE
THOSE BALLOTS IN HIS DAY,
BUT NEVER WILL DEMOCRACY
WASH ALL HIS SINS AWAY.
that in a campaign, whe4f the prominent
feature was morals, a mat of Bill's record
shonld have had the molnmental gall to
set himself up as a champion of morals,
when there is probably rt man in the
State of Kentucky who Sas contributed
more to the immorality ?i this State; his
main and only distinction, apart from
his Congressional candilcy being that
he has been a cold blooct gambler, who
gambled, not for excitement or pastime
or fun, as many Kentiujkians do, but
purely for the hard mom f that is in it
That such a man. who Sad always been
supposed to be an infidel, shonld have
had as his friends, nmy Christian
women of . this couutrn and that the
preachers should have bea in his reti
nue, and that this man 111 Owens, that
the gamblers were all for, and whose
nomination had been glx.ly trumpeted
EDITOR ROBERTS OF HE LEADER,
LOOKING FOR DEXNY MAJORITY.
by race horse papers an' gambling pa
pers, should have had ta audacity and
damned insolence and impudence, to run
his whole canvass on tbi immorality of
Breckinridge,' if Breckin-.jdge had been
forty times as bad as ike Devil, was
enough to disgust any nvtn or woman of
good morals and comtnm intelligence
that would, for a minute, stop to think.
And yet that fellow las, without a
blush on his brazen cheA, mercilessly
blasted every man and woman in the
country that did not tpw down and
worship him like a little jn God.
I do not apologize for Mr condone the
sons of Breckinridge. Tvose who have
read the Blade, know U at I have op
posed him all that I couM.
If he will live here, and live a good life
and try to redeem himselK I will do what
THIS IS WHAT BEAT FINNELL
Before I speak my piece on Fi'l Owens
want to say a word or two about my
self, bearing upon my own competency
a witness in this case, in these
days when any man in any public life in
the Ashland district of Kentucky, is
bound to be excited.
I rode five miles out and five miles
back to my voting place, near my home
in the country and voted for only one
man, and that was Judge James B. Fin-
nell. Prohibition candidate for Congress.
Judge Finnell got 1 1 1 votes in the district.
During the war I was a secessionist, and
am slill sorry that the government was
not split right wide open, like a water
melon, from ocean to ocean. I am a
Judge Denny, the Republican candi
date, is not my personal friend, in any
sense, other than almost any fair man in
It is now claimed tor Owens that he is
elected by 11S majority, is a district
which gives ordinarily a Democratic ma-
onty of 7.000. 1 was in the Republican
headquarters the first time in my life
ial election that I have ever seen here
created such an interest as the late Con
I never, in all my life before, saw Dem
ocrats and Republicans and Prohibition
ists and Populists and A. P. .Vs., all wild
with enthusiasm over the same reports
that the magic lantern threw on the
screen from the window of the Republi-
nection, is its . bonnden duty its
obligation. Why will not tha Legisla
ture do this? Surely all sensible men
can 'see the necessity of strict pro
hibitory measures, where this deadly
and venemous thing is sucking at the
vitality and mental soundness of the
growing generation. Mr, Moore, though
but 18 years old, I have given consider
able thought to the question of religion
and as a sequence perhaps you will not
be surprised to learn of my skepticism
all along the line of monstrous Biblical
allegations. . I want your "Rational
View" and intend to have it soon that
is when the prophecies of onr Vice Pres
ident Stephen ou materialize in an "era of
unpret e I a ed prosperity" and a "relieved
(Please do not give my name.)
Following this, neatly written in short
hand, is the following:
"If agreeable to yon I will write next
time in short hand, very briefly. Please
tell me where I can get Paine's "Age of
Reason." Is it in a cheap form ? Also
what are good books for young infidels
to read ? Books that will post them in
all the best arguments of onr beliefs and
disbeliefs? I am yonrs very truly,
In answer to this last I would say that
a cheap edition of the "Age of Reason"
can be gotten by writing to the "Truth
Seeker 28 Lafayette Place, New York
City. That paper also publishes a list of
infidel books, and it will send a sample
copy of the paper containing these, on
application. The "Age of Reason," is
simple but it is a masterly production.
One of the present judges of the Appel
late Court of Kentucky, one said to me
that the "Age of Reason" was the most
irresistable argument that he had ever
I got my infidelity from reading theo
logical books that are too big to be un
dertaken by the mere lay reader. The
best infidel book is the Bible itself, and
an Apocryphal New Testament, which
contains the books that were rejected
by the Council of Nice when the present
canonic New Testament was compiled is
valuable infidel literature, as it shows
that the books at present in the New
Testament were just selected at random
by a lot of ignorant old Catholic priests,
there being no Protestants, of course, at
that day. . .
The most powerful argument against
the Christian religionof which I know is
Bishop Home's "Introduction to the
Study of the New Testament Scriptures.'
One great strength of the book is that
it is written by an English Bishop in de
fense of the Christian religion, It shows
that the New Testament, as we new nave
it, instead of being written as uninformed
LITTLE JOHNNIE HELL, GEORGETOWN,
HEADING TIIE RETIRN'S.
THE SORROW OK ItKEt'KINItllJGK DEM
can heai'.duarters. The street was pack
id, and though the night was cool they
1 stood nearly until midnight and all
these discordant political elements
! made the welkin ring with "applause of
every thing that indicated that Bill
Owens, today Hie most coruuuiy natea
man in Kentucky, was being beaten.
Of course our own Lexington precincts
were reported lirst, ami luuiviuuauy
cheered, and when it Mas announced that
j Lexington the place where they keep
I the Democratic machine that grinds out
the oolitics for this whole State had
1 gone for Republican Denny against bad
1 Hill conterfeit Bill; black back BUI
the town just went wild with enthusiasm,
and 11 the people in our near neignnor,
the olauet Mars, did not hear the shout,
there is not much show for our now dis-
that I hail ever leen in any political
headquarters when the returns were
coming lu. Everything went lor Denny
horse, loot and dragoon, as long as the russet communication with them
returns came in, and as long as anything I Ti,.. t. reoorts from Georee
could be heard, in the ordinary way, rw,.s' ownest own. came in. and
Denny was about 1,200 ahead. DrcCinctsiu Bill's own town went lor
A nxr nu'ln In fl h, r.lllPllG clittluul af ' - . . 1 . . !
mil.. bm. -itt , Ikitnnu til.' IlimiaHIll WHS K1U1UIV 111'
nothing could be heard from some back
Owen county precincts, and nothing was ;
heard from them until late next day. I
Owens has had unlimited money at his
disposal, and Denny has practically had
none. 1 he Kepubiicans would not put
it up ou so small a show as they thought
As soou as the thing was reduced to a
fine point and the Owens men could see
just what needeil doctoring there is
every probability mat tne inemciiie was
Denny claims that he cau show fraud
in the Owens men, that will more than
overbalance the majority against him.
Denny will contest the election, and it
will go into the House that will be over
whelmingly Republican, and Bill Owens
and his "coldldecks will stand no more
show than a snow ball in hell.
If Clif Breckinridge in Arkansas with
a majority of 3,000 could be thrown out,
of course. Owens stands no chance.
I have witnessed some political demon
strations in this town, but no 1'resident
I Christians suppose, rrm jnmlL from
I S great nuinoer ot 01a scraps ot- pSm
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with every Cash Purchase
jf $20, a choice of One
Hundred standard Book,
or a Credit Card with les
Vogtit & Foley,
WHY HE DIDN'T VOTE FOR OWENS.
I can to help him. If h-j tries to go to
the United States Senate: I shall oppose
him, but it is true that there was still
enough of the man in Breckinridge to
ask his countrymen to forgive his sins.
and I suppose he has n.ade the custo
mary arrangements with (his God, in that
But when Jesus Christ was here, be
did not set himself up tc be half as good
as Bill Owens has done, and the people
who have chosen Bill Ovens instead of
Billv, have simply goiter out of the fry
ing pan into the fire
nut Kill won t go to Congress, on:
WHAT (rtVKXS Wol LDN T TAKE.
elTable. The Owens gang gave it up
and closing the doors of the Democratic,
headquarters went home.
What has so thoroughlv disgusted the
people, and made them despise Owens is,
Lexington, Ky., Nov.
My Dear Moore:
I write this immediately after tierusal
ol your current issue and more secih
cally, the article on toliacco.
I uuess few boys have suffered more from
the use of tobacco, and have so persis
tently gratified the man ii for it, as I am
only iH years old, and lo t t of them have
added to the daily consumption of cig
arettes my score or so. 1
Day, night, winter, summer, 1 bad my
cigarette and the lapping seasons instead
of nourishing a strong, healthy, vigorous
boy, laughed at the puny weakling, void
of color; innocent of energy, vacant of
thought, memory lost its retentive excel
lence and the eyes assumed a heavy dull
ness characteristic of the votaries of de
bauchery. My sleep was nightly dis
turbed by horrible visions of murders, in
which not seldom, I myself performed
the bloody act. This I believed to be
indicative of mental disorder. And so
finally, after many fruitless efforts have
conquered the almost insntiab'e appetite.
I was tearlulat onetime, of havinir reason
dethroned in consequenc e ot the cigar
ette vice to which I w:t addicted, and
even now tear I have vitally injured my
mental organism. Please give your ad
vice aliout the best methods of crushing
out the pernicious effect still self-evident
and painfully so. I believe the use of
the cigarette to be fatal to health
degrading to morals - ami a foul
menace to mental equanimity especially
in the case of undeveloped youth. I tell
you sir, it is something terrible to con
template the vast number ot" young men
and mere !xys who dwarf their minds
and stump their physical growth iu the
gratification of this passion, conceived
my ignosance and early- folly, and con
ceiveti my ignorance an l early lolly, am!
continued either from t te same motives
on during the sojourn elsewhere of the
requisite force of will ti- discard it. The
State Legislature should enact laws pro
hibiting the manufacturing or sale of
cigarettes, or material for same, within
the entire territory under their jurisdic
tion, and this, and this .done, in this con
ment without date and without any au
thors' names, found at Alexandria in
I have given some account of this in
"The Rational view."
Of course I think there are some good
points in "The Rational View," else I
would not have published it.
There are some chapters inThe Ration
al View" which discuss the so-called "Mes
sianic prophesies," and some on ths dis
crepancies" if the Bible, especially those
in the New Testament, I think give the
reader of fair average intelligence an in
sight into some of the facts about the
Bible that can not be harmonized with
its alleged infallibility
1 call the attention of Christians to
the fact that the first man who wrote to
help trie in my efforts against the nse of
tobacco, and the first two women who
have written me sympathizing with me
in my desire to help the fallen women,
I do not know the gentleman who
writes this letter. He writes nicely in
the ordinary longhand, and also in short
hand. As to the best way to stop cigarettes
or any other kind of tobacco, I will tell a
story, as Lincoln used to say.
How to resume specie payment after
the war, was a question that was much
debated, and a great many elaborate
plans were suggested. 1'inallv some
man said' the way to resume.is to resume'
and the government just resumed and
there was an eud of the trouble.
0u the same principle the way to stop
using tobacco is to stop, and that's the
end of it. And that is all ef it I wish
there was some easier plan that I could
suggest to ray young friend, but there is
I must tell a little story on my friend
Major Thomas, the famous turfman. I
met him iu the postofhee building a few
hours before I write this and he was
laughing at what I had said about to
bacco chewers. He is one of the neatest
and cleanest men I ever saw, and des
pises tobacco as much as I do.
He saia that not long ago be went to a
funeral that was being conducted in a
handsome private residence, with fine
carpets on the floor. He said when the
preacher was through the ceremony a
man with a hvmn book in his hand, spit
a great puddle of tobacco juice on the
carpet and then started the hymn.
i he old Major said he just wanted to
get up and get that fellow by the bock of
the neck, and kick him out the door.
The Major does not have much confi
dence in hymn book religion.
ou see now we have made a start in the
interest against tobacco. Can't somebody
come to the aid and encouragement of
this young man ? Can't some old to
bacco chewing Christian reach out a help
in? hand to this youngi nfidel.
You Christians who claim to be fol
lowers of Jesus Christ, just try fo think
how Jesus would have looked with
Coraer Short and Broadway Ste.
v upera LiHie liioox. - m
All Kinds of Garden Seeds-
Agent For Langdon's Bread and Cakes.
(Connected with the State A.AM. College)
great hunk of tobacco in his cheek and
squirting around the extract of it.
It does me good to see a young
inhilel rebuke vou old lving Christian
Mr C. C. Moore: I am one woman to
say I will treat any of those women well
as long as I think she 19 trying to do bet
ter. I will not snub her, nor do any
thing to make her fell bad, or wish she
had continuced in the old way; ii she
eoes in business, I give her a share of
public patrouage, why should we not do
all e can to overlook such things in
negroes, and have them around us and
treat them well, but if a poor white girl
goes astray, we cannot speak to her. I
will not sixn uiv name but will do what
I say, now who will come next
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