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4 AI J Ia L
DAMNED DRUNKEN
Christian Devils Assassi I
nate Their Christian I
Brother Goebel
Taylor Should Be Arrested As i
Accessory Before
the Fact
DOWN WITH THE
SKYPILOTS
i
Fifteen hundred years ago Con
stantino who murdered his own
wife and children started the Chris
tiara religion
From that day to this that religion
has been the greatest curse that ever
afflicted the earth
This religion teaches that GOfO
years ago God made the first man
out of dustnot even mud = and the
first woman out of a bone that God
cursed the woole human race because
a snake made that woman eat in ap
pie that God bad a son by another I
mans wife and that he had this son
murdered in order to keep himsel
from Beading all the human race to
hell
This son taught that any man who
did not believe that piece of Ignor
aace and priestly lying would go to
hell and burn eternally ia fire and
brimstone
brimstoneThe
The Bible in which these things
are taught favors drunkenness
murder slavei y1y1og 8tealT3 JK tiifr
lechery and is so nasty and obscene
that the United States Governmen
fined and imprisoned J B Wise of
Clay Center Kansas for writing a
single verse of it on a postal card
and sending it through the mails
and itput me in the penitentiary for
exposing the viciousness of this
bookThey
They put me in the penitentiary
because brute force was the only an
swat they could make to my argu
mentI
I told you that these fanatics
would not stop at meeting Infidels
with violence and brutality and the
same kind of people that Imprisoned
mo have now assassinated their own
Christian Brother William Goebel
because they could not beat him in
argument
The whole of Christendom and
especially the State of Kentucky i s
ran by a lot of lying thieving
priests and preachers who with their
pals and pimps live by telling these
disgusslng nasty Bible lies to their
dupes and this country will never
attain the civilization of any of the
heathen nations until these lying
thieving skypilots are forced to
make their livings by honest means
or sent to penitentiaries for failing
tl do so
For fifteen years I have never
voted for anything but Prohibition
and I never intend to vote for an y
other party + or even for that until I
Rucker ia kicked out of the party
All great murderers are Chris
tians Booth Catholic and
a Gui <
teau and Prendergast Protestants
the latter two claiming that theyI
were specially chosen of God for
their work were the assassins of
the Infidel Lincoln and of the Chris I
tians Garfield and Harrison and the
assassin of Christian Goebel will be
found if found at all to be a Chris
ties l
I ad not in any kind of affiliation
political religious or social with
eitber Taylor or Goebel and never
saw either of them v
Taylor should be arrested and
tried as an accessory before the
fact If I were In his place and
were innocent I would demand im
mediate Investigation If I were in <
his place and guilty I would do just I
M be has done is doing and seems
to propose to do
The foots against him areas tol 1
IL I J 1 1 I 114 lU
lows The man suspected of having
assassinated Goebel is Taylors
mountain neighbor and personal
friend Whittaker Taylor has of
fered no reward as Governor for
the arrest of the assassin and taken
no steps looking to such arrest
Men from the mountains of Ken
tucky a district the lawlessness of
which is of national report and who
were In Frankfort by Taylors con
nivance if not his expressed will
stood ia the way of the arrest of the
assassin
assassinTaylor
Taylor has expressed no personal
regret or official condemnation of
the crime over his own name and
the little that has been said along
that line seems to have been manu
factored for him by ne st per ed
itors
Taylors duty as a citizen was to
go to Goebel and give Goebel all kind
ly assurance of his Sympathy
His duty as Governor was to offer I
immediately a reward for the arrest
of the assassin He has done neither
0Of these Instead of that he pro
poses to move the capital of the
State to his own home in the moo n
tains the only consideration for so
doing seeming to be the safety of
himself and the dinger to his ene
mies
As a political issue I have no In
tereat in the matter I simply want
to show the people of this country >
that any country govered by an Irra
tional and immoral religion and led
by a gang of rascally priests and
preachers will not be satisfied sim
ply to imprison Infidels but thai
they will even assassinate their own
Christian brethren now as they
have always done when it suits
heir liSleresY td fitf so
Down with the church down with
the priest down with Christianity
WHAT THEY SAY
About My New Book Be
hind the Bars 31498
Judge J Soule Smith said I read
It with much interest it is very
verys
enjoyable Prof Mackenzie Chair
of English Literature State Col
lege Lexington was indistinctly
beard to Say in substance about
the following MIf It were properly
advertised it would sell right along
with David Harum
Prof Burke Superintendent of
Public Instruction wrote a mutual
friend Well I read it through
and I want to say to you that it Is
charming a surprise to me a psy
chological study some childishness
mixed with a lot of wisdom but
charmingly expressed and Interest
togIt
It is Moore up and down and on
all sidesa character in Freethought
history surpassing Peter Cart
wright in Christian history and
well worth the invrstment and
perusal of any man I bought two
copies
gJOHN RUSKIN DEAD
John RusKin of London England
has lately died aged 81 He was
one of the great men of the age
ageWhile
be fair to claim him as an Infidel he
was probably not by any means an
orthodox Christian
Jenkin Lloyd Jones says of him
In his way no was a kind of En
glish Tolstoi Ho ameliorated the
doctrines and dogmas of the church
James Marti Beau by the study
of philosophy and the history of re
ligion made religion cosmopolitan
and identical with inspired and In
bespiring ethics John Ruskin In raI
newing the beautiful reached a elm
ilar result
FUNNY PREACHER I
A preacher from Oklahoma away I
yonder where the sun goes down I
came to my office the other day and
said he wanted the BLADE and my
dnew book I
He said of a preacher who cuts
some Ice in this berg I went to I
school with that follow and he hasnt
sense enough to pound sand into a
rat hole
It was anew one on me I will I
have use for fit I
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VERSUS GOVER
a
Moo GOEBEL
I WITH TUrO BIG GS
1Ja8 31 1900
Dear Bro Mcpre
i dropped In on eyes
terdaysaid Ise bad bought two
copies of your Book and wanted to
hlll1I
folr
lows quite a kjig and exceedingly
complimentary opinion of the book
Editorg
I give you fife opinion as you no
doubt will ba Interested In the Im
pression it jcl especially to men
of such eduoattoa culture and judg
mentas
I will frankiy say to you that I
dont think the synopos of your
book a good advertisement and that
it will keopaK < od many from buying
it
sentimentr
bordering uJbi the lovesickness of
youth which does not comport
with the sobriety of the age
whoknow
know you Intimately and who know
bythe
the affections but to the casual ob
server or stranger your love
stories are childish in the extreme
maker the same cvitlclsm
but says that Mils weakness is large
ly forgotten n the general interest
of the book acd in some way adds
to its cbarm from a psychological
point of view I
Well I am gMArlwar him speak
approvingly M uf wred you hd
made a miseribte toteh of it know
hurriedlya
trial
and 1 feared Oat you would not un
nor the circumstances express your
Rolf ni pM apbloally prudentlv
and temperately as you might have
done under different circumstances
The preachers of Frankfort
ought all to be Indicted as distur
disturbers
bers of the peace When Colson
killed three men the preachers all
went into humiliation and prayer
and hardly had they recovered from
their humiliation when Goebel got a
gotball
ballTbe
The Lord was either leased or
displeased at them I don t think he
cared a dun one way or the other I
Editor and recent events show that
he was either displeased or didnt
care a damn how many politicians
politicianskilled
okilled
In speaking of Goebel I will say
saythat
killed as shaneful as was the at
tempt to kill Kim
He is a dangerous man unscrupu
lous and unprincipled He r
an office that he was not elected to I
by 60000
He has bees mercenary enough to
disregard the consequences of inevlI
table riot the blighting of hundreds
of homes and making widows and
orphans He knew lor weeks that
tthis would be the result and that 11011I
that was wanting was the rash act
of some drunken man or fanatical
ll TT 1 InvIted 1
partisan He has sot only I
this own death but the deaths of
many others I
dHe has not cared how much death
or unhappiness this contest would
bring so he could carry out his die
honest political aims
He would always have been a dis J
turber in the Democratic party and
the worst fate that could happen to 1
the party would be to have him rbp t
resent it in any way <
The h PP tsolution of the case
Is his deaths followed by enough n
good sens of Aha people to let It end a
politicsHoping
Hoping you are well and hearty i
and with kind regards to all I re t
main Yours Faithfully
1
Editorial Reply 1
I give no names because the letter
may not be Intented for publication
Judge Jewell of Lexington good t
mpbelUtelmmortallzed himself
by saying politics is hell
You wrote me a note when I was
Iin the penitentiary warning me not
to pose as a martyr and now be
fore you havfc read my book you are
kicking because like Mr Tapley
TapleyI
I got jolly finder difficulties >
IIf I were to write a book as good J
as the Bible somebody would kick
One of my btst friends who Is one of <
the smartest menIn Kentuckya
lately warned mo to keep out of a
policies Whenever I see a door
with No admittance on It I al li
ways go In t ere r
Thats thfe way I hve learned
more than other people When a IJ
tu inwarns pe agalnat anything I
THE YALLER DORG
VhatMias EIvk ar Srtl ior Miller The Brilliant t er i > i
ffl alotrisviIJeTimes Siys bf
Parson Rucker y
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The following letter was received by Mr LouIs Pitcher aedsed
In care of Mr Charles 0 Moore Quakerachre to Lexington Kyr
1900My
MY DBAR MR PILOHBR rt
rtI
I thank you for the book written by Editor Moore Like hlraI t
have also been sentenced to the pirn and having heard much of hira
I took a special interest in his volume Here is my lowneck opinion <
of the man I detest Infidelity but also sham Christianity I have
no use for these saints in the front door and sinners In the back gate
and I believe this man Is honest I am a convert to the Catholic faith
but < dead agin persecuting any man woman or child for havlngj
sentiments different from wine If I wished topay a grudge to those
with whom I warred ridicule not abuse or tyranhy should be my
yweapon
weaponMoores
Moores enemies made the mistake of their lives when they ran
him in they could not have advertised him better had they scratched
their think pans and thought for years These very folks are bites C
stupid yetI neverthelessa respect fofstheee I believe set up tA y
what they think is best Professor Rucker who ran a Prohibltlos r
paper and took distiller money seems to be the yellow dog of the bookJ
and he showed Editor Moore plainly that when you cast your bread i J
on the waters it generally comes baCk to you unfit for food On one i
thing at least Editor Moore can congratulate himself helms evld ntlyI t
ntlpconverted
converted the giddy town of Lexington to morality and God knows I
knowsthat
that was a job which left the cleaning of the Augean stables out of
sightAs +
As a rule I have noticed that the people who write or speak the
broadest usually lead the best live In private but why the people of
ofthe
something that keeps me guessing That man forges checks on heav
en every time he unbuttons his mouth Strange to relate I have never
tseen
Itattack
am so tired I envy Editor Moore his two years rest In the pen < 1fYJ
Kindly pardon haste as I have a very sick dog to look after which
is walling with some malady and refasing to be comforted I thank
You for the bock Behind tbeBarlS and assure you it gave me pleas
lire to find in its pages mention of many friends of lIlY family though I
regret to know some of them let their love grow cold towards your
friend Most Cordially
ELVIRA SYDNOR MILLER
r
< EDITORAL COMMENT Shes a warm baby and if I ever get to be a K
widower that girl is going to have a show for my No2
w
always go right Into it because I
know theres apt to be something
interesting in it
The Goebeluns will git you if you I
dont watch outI
I have not voted for anything but
Prohibitionlarge Pfor 15 years
and never expect to vote for that
until I am officially notified notarial
seal that Rucker has been kicked
out of the party if not out of Ken
tecky with a boot not less than a
number 9
You dont live in Kentucky and I am
here right in the midst of the rum
pus and I know more about It than
you do
My only way of estimating the
comparative merits of Governors is
by calculating their liability to help
me out of the penitentiary when the
Christians put me In and I would
rather take my chances under Goebol
than Taylor whose name shows
that it would take nine of him to
makea man
I wasnt going to take any hand in
this ruction but when Taylors hired
man shot Goebel with smokeless
powder from ambush and Taylor
didnth
offer any reward for his pard and
wanted to move the legislature up
into the mountains where the devil
would be afraid to go then I had to
speak my piece
pieceYou that it was a
pity that he was not killed but
that the attempt to kill him was
shameful
makesh
me say of preachers that they are
all fools
If Goebel ought to have been killed
how in the devllcan It be shameful
that Taylors pal didnt kill him
Soak your head or keep out of
politicsP The above was wrlttqn be
fore Governor Goebel died
OUR SAMSON
SAMSONWASNT
WASNT IN IT
Mark Twain seems to bo coming
over to the Infidel gang
In a recent article be tells that
Christianity does not convert the
Hindoos because our Bible miracles
fA not so large as theirs
A Hlndoo in arguing for his re
ligion as against Christianity is rep
resented as saying as follows
uln the old old times ages and
ages gone by when our god Rama
was warring with the demon god of
t 4 rUO 114
Ceylon Rama bethought him to
tobridge
with India so that his armies might
mightpass
pass easily over and he sent his
general Hanuman Inspired like
your own Samson with divine
strength to bring the materials for
the bridge In two days Hanuman
strode fifteen hundred miles to the
shoulder
der a range of those lofty mountains
two hundred miles long and started
with it toward Ceylon It was In the
night and as he passed along be
plain the peopre of Govardhun
heard the thunder of his tread and
felt the earth rocking under It and r
they ran out and there with their
snowy summits piled to heaven
they saw the Himalayas passing by
And as this huge continent swept
sweptalong
along overshadowing the earth up
upon
twinkling lights of a thousand sleeP
sleePIng
constellations were filing In proc es
sion through the sky While they
were looking Hanuman stumble
and a small rid eof sandstone twen
twenty
fell Half of its length has wasted
away in the course of the ages but
the other ten miles of it remainin
remalninthe
the plain of Govardhun to this day
as a proof of the might of the Ins Jr
ation of our gods You must know
yourself that Hanuman could ot
have carried those mountains to
Ceylon except by the strength of the
Eton You know that it was not
done by his own strength therefore
you know that it was done by the
strength of the gods just as you
youknow
know that Samson carried the gates
gatesby
his own J think you must concede
twothings First that in carrying
the gates of the city upon his skoul
deco Samson did not establiskr the
superiority of his gods over ours
secondly that his feat is notsup
ported by any but verbal evidence
while Hanumans is not only sup
ported by verbal evidence but this
evidence Is confirmed established
proven by visible tangible evidence
which is the strongest of all test
mony We have the sandstone
ridge and while It remains we can
not doubt and shall not Have you
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