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THE ONLY PROHIBITION PAPER PUBLISHED
TERMS PER YEAR: $2.00 for Rich People; $1.00 for Poor People.
LEXINGTON, KfiT., SUNDAY, JAN. 6, 1895.
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Entered at Post Office at Lexington, Ky.
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Mulberry, Pa., Dec. 1 7, '94.
Mr. C, C. Moore.
Dear Sir: Please Bend the Blue Grass
Blade to Mulberry after the 18th of this
month, and when the three months are
expired discontinue it for the present.
Gkokge V. Joseph.
I want to talk to you just a minute
brother, for your own good and for the
eood of others, invself included. How
do you suppose I can understand a letter
If you are a new subscriber you did
not send me any money, and Cover Cleve
himself can not net this paper on credit.
If you mean that you have been taking
the paper and I am to change your ad
dress from somewhere to Mulberry, how
am I to know what the other place is
unless you tell me?
Tta Conrlri-Jourual Writes)
Good Prohibition Arianent,
Now that Democracy is everlastingly
snowed under the Courier-Journal is fix
ing to come into the Prohibition party,
anu writes a real good Prohibition argu
ment, about Mrs. Cleveland breaking
the bottle of Champagne over the prow
of the big ship that she lately christened.
The women of the V. C. T. U. had pe
titioned Mrs. Cleveland to use a bottle
water rather than the conventional bot
tle of wine, but the C-J. makes the very
sensible suggestion that the W. C. T. U.
ought to encourage the breaking and
pouring, on the ground or sea, or ship
prow, or anywhere else that would waste
it, the bottle of wine rather than save it
for somebody to drink.
TheC-I. is evidently getting on the
right track. Bro. Wattersou says, "From
Prohibition standpoint the pouring
out of this wine would appear a consum
mation devoutly to be wished."
You are right Brother. Democracy is
dead, and you cau't go Republicanism;
"come over into Macedonia ami help us."
Nmiebody has sent me a poem, so-
called, by l'thel Hull', of Louisville, that
has been printed in the Parmer's Home
Journal of that town.
With all respect for Miss Huff, it is
stuff; uot rough or tough, but it is not
enough to warraut a puff from a fellow
that's gruff and incliued to rebuff what's
not up to suult.
WITH HIS LITTLE SNATCHO
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The Devil is to Pay.
Over, and Will
, a Skating Rink, :
To' Riki $ 1 376 Stolen by
; , ;' Y.; City of
I don't care a dura about the stealing
of the (14,713. That is all right I
would have stolen that myself, and so
would any first class gentleman in Lex
ington, hut the man who stole that 76
cents is a damned thief, and hell is none
too good for him.
If I understand what the Cincinnati
Enquirer says about it for we have to
rely on foreign papers to tell about any
of the damned rascality that is going on
in our town this time it lies between
the living Presbyterian J. Hull Davidson,
the living Baptist Stephen G. Sharp
and the dead Catholic Billy Welsh.
I do not say that either of the living
two are trying to charge the dead man
with having stolen that money, but I do
say that if Hull Davidson does so it is
simply an outrage.
It is no answer, from Hull Davidson,
to the people of this city, to intimate, or
insinuate, or connive at the statements
of others, to the effect that the dead
Billy Welsh stole that money. "Quod
facit per alliam facit per se," is the law
maxim that covers the case. Davidson
was paid big money to attend to that
business, and if Davidson knows any
thing in the world it is book keeping,
for his father before him was a profes
sional book keeper, and Hull was born
and raised a book keeper, and if he has
allowed his clerk to steal out of the
money of this city $14,713.76 and never
knew anything about it until it was un
earthed by four months work of two:
tnen, as nis cierx was aeaa, ana cut on
from any chance of self defence, David
son should have shut his mouth, so far
as Welsh was concerned.
The heathen said "Nil de mortuis nisi
bonum," and it remains for a Christian
to take advantage of his own tort, by in
sinuating against a man, in whom he had
publicly indicated his full confidence,
when the trusted man's hand has lost its
skill in death, and his tongue lies silent
and defenceless in the grave. This
ought to be a lesson to the Catho
lic Irish about that understanding that
one of their number has to be put into
any job that any official gets.
If the Irish had the independence ol
character to use the mother wit, with
which nearly all of them are endowed
they would not be so stuck on these
Protestant politicians anyhow; for any
Protestant politician hates any Catholic
Irishman worse than he hates the devil,
and though the Protestant politician
will get down and lick the Irishman's
brogans to get his political support, he
has got it in for that Irishman all the
same, and he will victimize the Irishman
just so soon as it best serves his purpose
to do so.
The Christian people of this town
knew that Hull Davidson was not only a
saloon keeper, but that he had been re
peatedly indicted for selling liquor to
minors and for allowing gambling in his
house when they voted for him
No man who is morally capable of en
gaging in that kind of business ought to
be trusted iu any office. The churches,
and Masons and Odd fellows and
Knights of Pythias, and all of tbeseother
Billy goat societies have kicked out all
the saloon keepers, because they are not
willing to associate with them, and yet
when we come to find men to run the
city of Lexington where colleges and
churches are thicker than any other
houses in town except saloons aud whore
houses, these sanctified, psalm singing
fellows pick out Hull Davidson a Pres
byterian saloon keeper and race horse
man, for Mayor, and then go into these
hell holes they call saloons, and get out
lot of Irish with brogues on their
tongues a foot thick, to make Council
men and Aldermen out of, and then
send a Baptist saloon keeper to the
Senate, in Frankfort to make our laws,
and then they raise bell, and profess to
be very much surprised, when they find
ten or twenty thousand dollars have
been stolen out of the city treasury, al
most any time they employ somebody to
look over the books.
These fellows ought to be kicked out,
and the town put iuto the hands of a re
ceiver until its business is straightened
up; but it never will be, because there is
so little mauhood amoug these mascu
line bipeds that wear breeches that each
fellow would rather pay the extra tax that
he knows he is beiug swindled out of
than stand the boycott of these Protes
tant politicians aud suloon Irisli, or
I am against all Sundays and want
them all wiped off the calendar, but
there is a law here against working ou
Sunday, except in cases of necessity.
Mat Uenkurt is a Dutch saloon keeper
here, aud he is prominent a a City
Councilman, and his liquor show is one
of the biggest things at the Fxpo. All
day lust Sumlav Mat Uenkurt was haul
iug ice to keep beer next summer. Will
Broustou aud Southgate bounce Hut ?
Nav verily !
The Kuuuirer uses fudge Sharp's
name iu the mess also. If Judge Sharp
is reported right be says they may ex
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and Hell is Tn
be Rented for
Some Good Christian Trir.ifihe
Lexington. , t
amine his books and if there is aft )hing
wrong about them he is ready t iriake
good his deficit. V"
That's no way to talk. Figure 'wont
lie, and they are the only things (bout
this town that wont lie. Collector Biarp
has been State Treasurer, and it Hdoes
not know book keeping he ong'a Vt to
have been a candidate for that or g.
Collector Sharp is a BaptisfTPTTliOlds
a pew in the Short Street Baptis4ciiirch.
Bis predecessor and Baptist ilr cither,
"Honest" Dick Tate, stole faooU. ,(from
the treasurer of Kentucky, and Tkte is
now in hell or China, and since tlichaps
have bounced China, one place'; Is tbout
as warm as the other, for winter feWd
ing, but our memories of Tate ruiress
us with the idea that it ia quite poible
for Baptist . Treasurer to steal, land
when the very first breath of snsjtion
connected Sharp's name, even Suv ft re
motely with this big steal, if I Jjdt'ften
in his place and (knew I had ftvt.Atten
any of the swag, I would -not otiljiave
written a newspapesc tuurd" Acting
examination of my books, but I oold
have demanded it, and aafy t.wrted it
p. d. q. .... ,:5&
Nothing will ever come oat ot . ' ex
cept that we will just have to lown
into our breeches pocket a- gel
little tiA.tii.16 in olace of. .
orated. ':. ': -
P.S. Since the abovfc waal
the question of the "defalca"
they call it when brjr peopl-
when I was presen
Mr. David li. Fousnee. son
deceased Mayor Foushee, untier wh&e
administration Billy Welsh was in the
Collector's office, said to me that on oue
occasion he had heard his father say (hat
such was his confidence in Billy Welsh
that if he (the Mayor) were called upon
to go Welsh's security to the extent of
his whole fortune, he would take pride
in doing so.
Want to Go Lecturing With Miss
I do not know the address of Miss
Madeline Pollard and I want somebody
who does know it to mark this piece and
send the Blade to her, and then I want
Miss Pollard to write me an answer, lust
as soon as she can.
I want her and me to make a lectur
ing team. I have thought of it before,
and Mr. John M. Greenway, good Pres
and dealer in drugs and books, this
city, suggested it to me and sadfQhat
Miss Pollard and I would draw like
Alcock's Porous plaster; and I believe
we would; for I know I am a boss lec
turer, and I know her and have had a
good long talk with her, and she has
more sense than Billy Breckinridge and
his man Fridav, Ben Butterworth. and
and Charley Stoll, and little Johnnie
Shelby, all put together, and she cleaned
out the whole gang and did uot lie once,
like all ol theiu did.
Her brother came to see me when
those Paris devils had me in jail, and he
was a good friend to me going to the
World's Fair at Chicago, and I like him,
and I have a big warm place iu my
heart for her.
I believe she did wrong, very wrong,
but I believe she was deceived bv the
slickest tongue that ever fooled My wo
man since tuai snake got fcve to eat tnat
watermelon that gave us all the proxy
colic, to this day.
1 be re is a future for Miss Pollard if
she will manage it right There is a fu
ture for my Cousin Willie too; but it
won't be getting ice.
I would not have anything to do' with
any lecture business ol Miss Pollard ex
cept 011 some subject that would utilize.
lust as modestly as possible, consistent
ly with the facts, her own experience, to
warn oiners against 11
I greatly admire the womanly course
she has pursued since her great error, in
trying to make reparation for the barm
she has done, but she can use her own
sad experience as a means of great good
There is no subject now that is being
so much discussed as the sexual relation,
and the famous Pollard-Breckinridge
trial was the occasion of the discussion
of the subject which mauy intelligent
people had long thought ought 1 to be
I am satisfied that we could command
crowded houses, and we would 1 begin
right here iu Lexington, aud uot have
to run away from home to start .lectur
iug as Ureckiuridge did. I '
1 am satisfied that we could get) a. good
hearing from the very best wolnen iu
Fayette county, aud that we cut 1 Id fill
the Opera house here, from pit ti
the very first lecture. 1
Kev. Martiu Mahouey, a di
priest ol Wisconsin, bas writteg
icucr uiguiy coiuuienaing my
tiou to assist Miss Pollard by gi
10, ana says ne win give her
' ":-m- ed
I mentioned tit to a gentleman here,
and he said he would give Miss Pollard
and me a $ioo each a week, if we would
give him the management of us, and all
that he would make over that.
It is trn he backed out after he saw I
was Inclined; to take him up, but be
made me another proposition showing
that he was interested in it.
It would not at all interfere with my
editing the Blade, but would rather help
me. I could write on the road, and the
writing and lecturing and keeping my
hair curled would just about ocenpy my
My scheme would be to prepare me a
regular daisy lecture that would occupy
half hour in introducing Miss Pollard,
and then have her to deliver a lecture of
an hour or more. I will pay our travel-
ins and all expenses, and do all the ad
vertising and business management, and
give her a satisfactory guarantee that I
will come up to my part of the contract,
for half the net proceeds, whicn, ot
course, will insure her against any loss.
I never, in my life, felt any more as
surance that anything that I proposed
would pay, and I have been a fairly suc
cessful business man.
I think it is pretty generally recog
nized that I did something to knock
Billy out of his seat in Congress, and
that I then did something to knock Bill
I am able to hoe my own row with the
Blade right here in Lexington, and am
not specially honing for any other job,
but if Miss Pollard, after thinking over
this matter and advising with her best
friends, thinks my proposition is worth
accepting, and will so signify to me, I
am at her service, and will meet her in
New York, Lexington or anywhere else
to perfect arrangements
What My Lecture at Lex
I lectured in Lexington, Dec. ax, which
was Sunday, for the benefit of the Print
ing Pressmen. :
I announced, in advance, that I would
talk about politics and religion, and it
was known that I am an atheist, and I
did express atheistic views.
The most encouraging comment tbat
was made to me, on my lecture was
e by a eentleman of one of tbelearn-
protessions, who H a University cf
Virginia man. You do not hear of any
foot ball, or hazing, or slugging, or
banjo playing, in connection with that
institution. It was founded by I nomas
Jefferson the infidel.
1 bere was not, at my lecture, a single
Lexington saloon keeper, preacher, pol
itician or editor. Those four classes all
stand in with each other, and are there
fore opposed to me. I lectured at 2:30
M While I was doing so tnose
preachers and politicians were at home
reading, in the newspapers of those edi
tors, the conspicuous advertisements of
those saloon keepers, which, on that
Sunday, constituted the most prominent
feature in all the papers except the Blade
lhe Leader gave my lecture a very
kind notice. The Leader is edited by
the son of a Christian minister. A
prominent feature in its advertisement
was a life-size bottle of whisky. The
Leader is the most prominent paper in
Lexington and is about the only Repub
lican paper in the State.
Un luat bunday the first thing ou the
first page of the Leader was a saloon
keeper's advertisement the full width of
the paper. The Republican party says
it is trying to stop the liquor traffic, but
it does not believe in trying to do it by
the Prohibition method." It is opposed
to carrying politics iuto the pulpit.
1 he men who paid out most of their
money to buy the handsome plant aud
pay the handsome editor of the Leader
tor editing it are the Stolls. K. P. Stoll
is the biggest distiller in Lex ngton, and
other members of the family are engaged
in the whisky business. The other meii
who do most to support the Leader, are
the Milwards, the Shaws, and Pearson
and Clark and Curry.
None ot these uien will allow a copy
of the Blue Grass Blade to come into
their houses, because it is infidel.
The Milwards aud Shaws are the most
aggressively religious people in Lexing
ton. They are Methodists, and vote the
straight Republican ticket, except one
Milward who, within the last year or
two has turned Prohibitionist.
I dou't know so much about Clark's
piety, but Pearson is regular rotten pious.
He is a Methodist, runs a grocery, aud
will sell you a thousand barrels of
whisky if you have got the money to
pay for it.
Curry is a Presbyterian, and is ex
tremely pious. They took him from
here away up to New ork to sit dowu
on Briggs. Curry runs a grocery, aud
will sell you a thousand barrels of whisky
if you have the money.
When Hull Davidson, the Democratic
saloon keeper, was made Mayor ol Lex
ington, aud while such was several times
indicted tor selling liquor to minors aud
for allowing gambling iu his house, he
first aunouueed his caudidacy through
this Republican newspaper, the Leader,
that is run by these eminently pious
Republicans, aud made his campaign
through that paper.
The Presbyterian editor of the Trans
cript, a Democratic paper, run by a
aukee soldier, confessed in an editorial
to having taken $500 to advocate the
claims of Davidson who was aud is a
Duvidsou failed iu bis own business.
and made au assignment, theu failed as
Life lusurance man, and is now iu the
race horse business.
When a man is uot fit for anything
else ou God's earth -or the Devil',
which ever it belongs to be can gener
ally succeed as a preacher or a life in
surance muu. or a Kentucky editor; and
when he cau not make any of that three,
he still has a chance as
a rice horse
That's the way Republican Christians
are laboring: prayerfully to stop the
But all of these fellows arte niereVn
strikers and advertising agents for me.
I do not see how I could get along with
out such men as those, and Southgate,
and Bronston, and Bill Owens, and that
church and distillery gang at Paris).
Fifteen years ago a Democratic .'paper
owned in Lexington by a Yankee "Home
guard," and kept up by Confederate
Colonels, put me off of its staff, because
I wrote something poking fun at old
Talmage, and it fired Captain Woodruff,
the best Democy ttic editor that ever was
in Lexington, because he printed some
thing that I wrote making fun of the
preachers, though I never said anything
against God, or Jesus Christ or the Holy
Ghost, or the Virgin Mary, or St. Patrick,
or the Devil, or the angels, witches, or
any of those Bible characters; but here
lately, on a Sunday evening, in Lexing
ton, right in among all these fellows, I
can deliver an atheistic lecture, and have
the biggest newspaper in Lexington to
say that I was applauded from beginning
to end. And yet there are people who
say that the suu don't move.
When McGarvey goes to Nicholasville
and preaches a sermon taking the posi
tion that the story of Jonah and the
whale really occurred as narrated in the
Bible, the only effect thut it has is to
boost me, and the cause of infidelity, by
showing to the world that the clergy are
capable of all and even more than 1 have
said against them; for really I did not
know, until the reverend gentlenun
lately did this, that there was a white
fireacher in Lexington who would actuul
y preach a sermon taking the position
that that famous fish story now the but
of a thousand uewspaper jokes, was
actually and literally true.
I did not expect anybody but the most
advanced class of preachers to repudiate,
straight out, the Jonah fish story, but I
was surprised, and pleasantly surprised
because it furnishes me justification to
blast the church, as I wautto do, because
it has outraged my rights and those of
other men when Rev. President McGar
vey of Kentucky University, a man occu
pying the highest theological position in
Kentucky recently preached a serinou
defending the story of Jonah and the
Infidels have much to encourage them.
When we can get the leading Christians
of Lexington aud the saloon keepers all
working together, aud cooiugand billing
each other like doves, and get tne preach
ers all to preaching about Noah and the
ark, aud Jonah and the whale, aud the
tower of Bable. aud Balaam's ass, aud
Kve's snake, aud Samson's jaw bone, aud
lice all over P.gypt as thick as the dust,
and a pile of patridues sixtv miles across
aud a toot aud a half deep, aud all of
those fresh aud highly moralizing Bible
Sunday School stories, if we infidels will
just staud by our guus, ami support our
editors aud orators and authors, it will
be only a uuestiou of short time, when
we will dowu the church, and the preach'
era, if we live houest and moral lives.
My Thanks and Good Wishes to an Unknown
Lexingtou, Ky. Dec. 14, Vl
Mr. Cha'les C. Moore.
My dear Doctor: May each returning
Christmas, aud the present oue, fill your
life with all the golden blandishmeuts of
success and consummated hope: May
the Goddess of Love aud the prince of
favors beaut their uuited affection over
your gray head aud setting sun.
Howard P. L.
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