George Kelly Preaches

George Kelly, who is afflicted with religious fever, exhorted on the courthouse square on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, reading the Bible by the light of a lamp and preaching and singing for a couple of hours.  While our people have a veneration for religion, yet they do not countenance the idiosyncrasies of people who, self-appointed, make a farce of religion by grotesque acts and ignorant speech.  Kelly was the recipient of such treatment as caused him to postpone his street exhibitions.  He invited all who desired to meet him at this home on Thursday evening, but none responded.


from the Warsaw Independent, April 4, 1876.  D. B. Wallace was the paper's editor, and presumed author of the paragraph.