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IIrBLUEGBAaS BLADEVoLINo30 Lexington Kentucky Saturday November 13th 1890 Subscription 2 a Year srro t tT tr nPh yL Some Iioim People the Worst JUncinieH to Prohibition In this section where there are not many Prohibition pa pets I think an eflort is made to lessen my influence by making it appear that I am an exception to the general rule of Prohibition ed itors in that I say so much against religionists who are against Prohi bition I think my complaint is common among Prohibition editors Its the pious maul that gets us down Prohibition is not afraid of saloon men nor editors nor ofone r kindof politicians lint there another kind of politician that I must confess gets away with t The saloon man the distiller and brewer and the Republican and Democratic papers who back them do not give us any trouble and the regular liquor papers that are edited in that interest we hardly regard as worthy of attention All of that gang we can clean out in the conflict of brains against brains just like tbc Germans did up the French in the Franco Prusian war Then a politician like Senator Jo Blackburn docs not cause much uneasiness to the Prohibition managers All we have to do for that class is to give them rope and they will hang themselves Really the Prohibition party of Kentucky could just as well fiord to give up George Bain as To Blackburn herds one little tale they tell about Senator Blackburn that makes as many Prohibitionists as one of Barns best lectures The story represents Senator Blackburn as beingaway out West among the Indians The Senator lsonly a quart left of the daily rations of Kentucky whisky with which he is in the habit of starting out on the business of each day The Indian finds out the Senator has the whiskyand oilers him his gun for it But Senator Jo as they all familiarly call him will not even consider the proposition Then the Indian offers the Senator his horse for the whisky but its no go and then the Indian offers his limn for the whisky and the Senator tells him that he has only the one quart und that he is ten mills from his sup plies and that he would not un tier those peculiar circumstances give that quart of whisky for the whole Indian Territory At this point it is supposcd that one solid guffaw will rend the air front the throat of every saloon man distiller brewer ward poli tician and Democratic editor all over the United States and that Jos return to the Sedate is made all hanky for another term This Indian joke has gotten into this stereotyped matter that Lexington papers buy at 75 cents a yard print in papers at 900 a year It takes about two anda half inches to tell this story about Jo and the Indian and when ever a Kentucky Democrat papers foreman in making up the forms for tie paper wants something tot till out that will occupy about two inches and a half he looks around with no more dis crimination as to the material of his paper than a mason would use in the selection of a brick from a pile of uniform quality and Jos Indian and whisky story is just as liable to go in as a stun de brick of Democratic wit as anything else of about that length that may be ly ing around It dues not make any diflorenoa if right next to lids joke there is an account of how his friend Judge Marshal Buibrd has fled a drunken maniac through tho city at midnight and trembling with hOllow and bleeding from wounds has been captured and sent to an insane asylum the saute ptpar in an adjoining column may tellof hun a well reared young man in a fit of drunkenness walks up behind our good citizen Mr Vilson and for no reason on earth except as drunk drives a knife to its hilt into Mr Wilsons bosom or tells ot how drunken men at Fal- mouth in Kentucky withshot guns scatter the brains ofa noble olliccr over the lintel of his own dour 01 how a drunken gang run a Kentucky Judge off the bench and shoot at him as he swims a river or how a moonshiner shoots United States Marshall K guts in the back through hi window at night while for months thousands of Kcntnckians inquire anxiously every lacyif he is living and reporters go to see and tell about him and tell how his aged mother traveled through rain and storm on horseback over mountains and staid by him and watched and worked day and nightulltilwith labor and exhaus lion and solicitude her mothers heart broke andshe diedamid th y buried her while tears welled up from the heart and streamed from the eyes of filithfulold1II0thel in Kentucky The hilarity from dos Indian and whisky title is supposed by every Democratic editor in the State Jo mingle most harmoniously with tliOfec tears and the whisky bloated Democratic ward politician whose breath stinks withwhisky and tobacco and the nasty tales that he tells is supposed to split his sides over Jos ineflable humor The county Democratic physi cian who teaks at cross roadnlld who from being with families where allliction naturallyfollowed in the wakof and who hits thus gotton to the hearts of the people not second to family minister though the horse laugh of the town bummer not required of him is at least cx petted to smile when he tells of how fumiuya man Jo is Then when UTo catches a little United States Senator by the ear and jerks him around there is not a paper in Kentucky Demo cratic or Republican that would dare to inquire if the redoubtable Jo would probably have done this had the offending party been John Moris soy the New York slugger Congressman instead of a little defenceless Sanator who may reasonably have feared to resist a plan from a Slnto whose dis tinction was whisky and pistols and where the crime of using the latter was extenuated by the crime of using the former on the principle similia similibun curtiiiur Thou when Jo undertakes to bulldoze a fellow nut West where they know sornelkingaboni toln as well as they do in Kentucky and the tVllow to Jos surprise is ready for a fight and wants to meet our Jo out on eoITDemocmtbeen whooping Jo up is look lug for a duel the gory details of which the newspaper reporters are already outlining in their minds thero com s t ltl mortify ing intelligence that follows all the duelling fiascos of these de days that friends have iuterlolellIUlIl time amende honorable has been served up a la mode and the tilt is in the iilOI the log is dead the jig is up time fun is all spoiled and the vivo of expectancy lapses intoI disappointed the lassitude among hightoned people contempt when every breedsI and saloon keeper amidrural ter of a Democratic editor habit ually speaks of a United States Senator who is going dowu the hill of life as Mo Think of the contemporaries anti personal friends of Webster and Calhoun and John Uandolf and Alexander Hamilton calling them Dan and Jack and Smart Aleck As I said in the beginning Senator Blackburns case is not ono that gives the Prohibition ists any trouble If you give a man a little ar senic it will kill him but if give him a teaspoonful bo youI vomit it up and it may not hurt him Senator Blackburns gross views of the whisky question and of the Kentucky code is a whole tablespoonful of political arsenic tutu it goes down und comes up again with but little more nausea than a plan would feel who had swallowed that much musty corn meal But the fellow that knocks us Prohibitionists out is that sweet scented geranium clept Silver Tongue by a sort of Hiawatha noniiinchturo JI gets away with mo and I dont know how to como back at him 0 dear no bo wonldl1t drink whisk for any hing Mm great noble genoroiH Christian soul would have given that Indian the quart of whisky amidit Sunday Sobool tract botides and would have promised him a whole original package of whisk if the Indian would agree to help tilt neigh ItIlgues0119111Cii racket in Arkansas ami ho would have aunt th tt original emldsMaya 5 jc ic on orolit You see a noble generosity like that of Silver Tongue stands in striking contrast with that of Jo that would not give pro Lo even a drink of whisky Its hard to down a maul like Sliver Tongue Such men like Ban quos old chestnut ghost willnot down at the bidding of ye Pro hibition crank and if they do down him for a while they find that its hard to keep a good non dotvliits the whale said whon ho found that Jonali would not lie on his stomach and be had to wade ashore and cast him up Silver ington an IOIllet01 whisky by his vote for the original package bill but when be comes home you dont hear the newspapers saying anything about his going to the races und getting turned over in a buggy as he home by run iming ablasted rock that was dissipating a little and had gotten itself oft time side of the road into the middle of the turn pikeNo Silver Tongue doesnt go to the races doesnt sa dam either in horse talk or profanity doesnt chew tobacco smoke a pipe tell nasty stories or commit any of the conventional peca lilfoes of the Kentucky regulation politicianBut a melifluous cadence he would talk as sweetly as if he were yet in the pulpit and will roar you as gently as sucking dove in word that exhalo a holy perfume on the circum ambient alas they fall like petals from the last rose of summer If somebody will manage that political Adonis that mundane angel from whose shoulders the wings are sprouting for the realm of harps and palms this cham pion of whisky and Sunday Schools the Bluegrass Blade and I will try and set up with Jo1 and all the Lexington editors and beer j rker6 just byour two lone solved is too mucllr01moo r owL flnvgomg tbn1t rC ugliest thing that I ever said in any newspaper cr anywhere else and people who want to stop their papers on account of it are requested to send in their curds allat once and let me gel through the job of ttkmg till iI names oil my lists I never swore an oath in life but last summer a uillsteil- old stray cow got into my hay field and 1 tried to drive her out The hay was the thickest I ever saw grow on the ground and to run through it was as hard as running through snowdrift tour fret deep But instead of being cold it was hot as the dickens and the sweat rolled oil me like shot oil a shovel- I ran the hived old cow for a mile and a half through that stand ing timothy and when I finally broke down she was at the furthest corner of the field front the only gate into it and the Held was in closed ba new wire and picket Plllnk1fellcecow down fourteen dollars worth of hay and was still tramping around in it where you could not see muchof her but her horns sticking up Iwas so mad I didnt know what to do and I came so near swearing if I did not do it that I went to the house and confessed to my wife and let the old cow tramp down about tom dollars worth more But Ill tell you what I have concluded When I do swear my first oath I am not going to waste it upon the desert air of a pachy- dermatous stray cow I am going to swear one that the natives will recollect like they do Uncle Tobys oath in Tristram Shan Iam going to wait until I get an audience mid 1 am going to raise my hand toward high heaven and say such a man as Silver Tongue A Stockholder of The Itliule llefUMCs to ray lite Sub scription Nov Sth 1890 Mi C U Miutre Dear Sitl have this morniiij received your second circular let ter requesting that I remit ten dol lars to you in lieu of my subscrip tion to incoqumited company oliginally proposed for the publi cation of The Blue Grass Blade I do not consider myself in any way bound to nu for this sumand keg to saywithout unkindness to you that I disapprove of your con duct of the paper I must therefore rdecline to S1Pl ar your paper in the mannerYfk Very Res lettfnll Your JD HUNT Judge ILIn is third gentle man who hu ri1I ed to leis stock Biibscriptifii to timeBhume Grass Blade WThe first one a banker Mr William SayreRlrcliiied to do it on the thi had signed his name nndwrifiSn the figure the SumlwlIThesecondjIrf Ocford declined to pay lsaid that in my plan his st41ldnot be represented Judge s declines to pay becauseTheacras not consider vn Of coursed 1111 not now have Judge Hunts tncnev but I must show why 1condce that ho has treated me withj great injustice in order that tho vhom it may concern stay unuer rand the radical change in myesrunatc of him So far as anjj personal kindness to him isc n d I shall be as ready to oxteridjtiiMt should an oc casion oirer as I ever have been but an indiscriIiuate exhibition of regard fortethose who do right and tin JIo do wrong is neither goo mcFiulij nor justice to myiau are generous II do not think that the case of Judge Hunt isclther of these He pluinIY4sn1iJthut the ground upon to pay his subscription ttyfethe stock of the Blade is that he disapproves of paperAs contract that he signcd jjil not commit the paper to anyfKne of conduct he has no groundKQfclaim a release from his obUjtfttipn to pay his stock tJ li because any line of conductfrhafrthe paper may hove adopted i Common bu7js3 intelligence should hu r tsted to Judge Bunt that elIlilllno right to setup such 1f Dr Chinn sug gc tM mjn ltlttrrto the Gazette here were over tTtjwiclridgenilo men who represented interests as antipodal pivaching the gospel and conducting State university Oil the one bund and running race hmses and selling whisky on the otherThese gentlemen were white and blade were Prohibitionists Demo nuts and Republicans They were most enthusiastic Christians and enthusiastic infidels of different shades Why Judge Hunt under these circumstances should have picked himself out of all these gentlemen any of whom are his peers as be ing preeminently man whose views of propriety were to be consulted in the editing of the paper can only be accounted for on the supposition that he has made a mistake or that he attaches to himself an importance entirely inconsistent with his conceded modesty Before the issuance of the first number of the BLADEs a busi ness transaction I would not have discounted Judge Hunts financial obligation to me at one per cent without recourse After the issuance of the first number the meeting of the stockholders in the Court House Judge Hunts obligation to pay his stock was if possible intensi lied by the ratification of that meeting The animus of thmeet ing was that they felt the moral and business obligation to pay me as per hadba right to release themselves from any moral responsibility for tho tone of the paper The evident justice of this position publicly recog nizedumd the meeting ended with that understanding without a de murrer from Judge Hunt A number of the parties present paid me their subscription at the time others of those present have since paid me none teal de chimed to payme and 1 believe allwill pay me except Judge HuntI not want to appear as pos sibly making an ex paste statement of this ease iii great liability to error 8111siuccecly ak injustice to Judge pout if any other stockholder who was prdsclitt- at that meeting thinks JuJge Hunt is right in his view mill tnat I am wrong that he will so state in a conummie uiou to Tin HIADK that will be published without reply by me however discreditable to mo heI however pay any at tention to any defence of Judge Hunt that may appear in any other paper If Judge Hunt claims rclcasi from his obligation on the trroun that the meeting was informal without parliamentary olganiandI tion then Judge Hunt pleads advantage of his own tort he haying been most llIlUlith by the whole hon e including my Sell to act as chairman on ceasion In addition to this as a means o granting release from this stock subscription to such as wished to be released I published in a con spicuous place my willingness then to release them with a request that all who wished to avail themselves of the opportunity to be released should then fn notify me as I should determine in business of publishing the paper in accordince with thc 1ltplies or 1 think words to that effect which could readily be gathered from the general tenor of the whole paper The paper has gone regularly to Judge Hunt and that he has is admitted in his statement that he disapproves of its tone Neither Judge Hunt nor any other availed themselves ofnn offered release and after nllowing- all abundant time to do so I in good faith made business arrangements based upon the tacitly ad mitted obligation to pay mo as agreed upon and having as I thought abundant right to rely upon their honor as gentlemen and their integrity as business men I under this conviction assumed 2 financial responsibilities as I would 3 not otherwise have lose That Judge Hunt was willing for mo to proceed under the business assumption alluded to is recognized him in the fact that he did not allege any misapprehension on im part on his receiving my first notification of his alleged indebtedness to the accuracy of my statement as being such to the best of my knowledge Imutt willing to be qualified I have no thought of any purpose to attempt to collect Jndne Hunts subscription by law but though he has been a Circuit Judge mid I never stood as an attorney before a bar I believe could go into court as my own attorney before a jury of Fayette County gentlemen who had been OlllgglJ LAEOR CAPITAL nosh Slicmlil fnlto Silliportlrs till rri lill liin 1urty CiiiultiliUcn Dr Dunlwin in n very excel lent sennnu delivered recently in Utica and iviK rUl by The Daily Press says Any day when labor rises in its might at the ballot bat the policy of power the ruine of legislation old the ditssitiomm of capital will be in its hands and so when labor is weary of oppres sion at tho hands of capital in this country it can redress its own wrongs by the legitimate means in its possession Labor is oppressed by capital in a rious ys aside from the inadequate pay for the work dune Great corporations water their tock give to shares of stock fictitious values awl to the cost of manufacture or transportation sufficient to make a large percentage of dividends on their watered stock and the laboring classes who are the chief consumers have to pay it This simply legalized robbery and all water ing of stocks ought to bo prohibited By the side of this stands exemption of capital in government bonds from taxa Vumlerlrilt with 00000000 tae no taxable personal property while a poor laboring man struggling econo mizing to get a little homo in which to shelter his family must pay on the last farthing of his possessions True these bonds were exempted from taxation as tut inducement to linvo thom taken when the country was lighting for its national life and that may have beet well at the time but war is a quarter of a century past those bonds art atI a premium why continuo this exemp time from taxation in tho new issues Let workiugnrui with a ballot in his hand answer the question How workingmen to obtain relief through thin ballot The leading parties in our country are run by money eon tributed mainly by capitalists In view of this fact a single Vanderbilt or Car negie has more weight in their plans than hundred thousand workingmen And it cannot bo otherwise so long as these parties require millions of dollars tit every impirtant election with which to buy floats Money to these parties is as right hands and their left Lauds tiro the ttiloons The essential difference between them is in being run by differ ent sets of politicmis How cut work ingmen hulk to obtain permanent relief ns long ns parties run by whisky null money are kept in power Who will an swer Central New York News Croecr Sulouula Ono of our contemporaries is strug sling with the question why some men cheerfully pay live cents for n glass of whisky but regard five cents as an out rageous pride for a newspaper which published tit great expense and labor gives him the history of world for n day It renlly seems as if tho willing itess to pay is iu inverse proportion the use illness trod permtmenco of the article obtained Tho liquor seller not uulygetsltigllpriceslvithommtgruntblinbut g hither and tailor are beaten down to the last and have to wait long and Bouiotimua in vain for their payfronto Globe IWe want YOU to know that MIS1fIKTo 7 Vojst iE EojLo Stis the best place to bay Fancy Dry Gocds and Notions Read the following quotati ns- Perfect fitting Jackets new styles from 3kO to 600 FichusaCashmere Shawls in Black White and Colors OlankglS aid BQirafOPfe the best stock we have ever shown anclat prices that will surprise you cornibbansplete and carefully selected stock in the city IIlE3SnWSSPy large1 stock of medium and heavy weights in Ludies Gents und Childrens sizes Euef1yf iqg in our line at the lowest possible price considering qualities We sell you 3 spools Clarks 0 Nrr Cotton for 10 cents spools Beldings Sewing Sulk for 15 cents Twist 2 cents Tape for 5 cents and See our bargains Dont forget the place TAYLOR HAWKINS THOMPSON BOYD ManufactureiH ol FINE SADDLES HARNESS RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY No 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY COILING THROUGH TIIEIIYi This is a living illustration of the advisability when cant lo any better of coursing through the rye for a suit to replace out stolen whilo are bathing It is a postivie blessing to lose a snit when you can substitute foriia much better ore for 1500at One Price Clothing House F M KAUFMAN fc CO j 51 East Main Street LEXINGTON KY CORN c AJOBNSIi ESTABLISHED 18SO SAYKK J w SAYHK E DsrD A S AYRyo BANKERS LEXINGTON XENTUCKY General Hanking Business Transacted Sp m Attention given to Collec i tions all Correspondence 1NancylNlcliolasvllle Oh Nancy Hanks get out of that love you like a brother To Nancy Links goes oil my hat I love you like none other Oh Nancy youre the Queen of Speed The gods on you bestow it At the next race let all men rend And nil the Nations know it Oh nag of fleetness filled with grit Eclipse OShanters Meg And jocks in unison exclaim The best thats lifted leg Kalidescopic or Mooreii he can Chaw From Nlcliolusvillc He calls his Blade the Blue He fights the liquor red He went for a cottage pink And how the blackguards bled Some hypocrites turned pale Though robed in garments white The press with envy green Now vomit black as night On cadaver superstition He means to wage a light Reform all giddy girls In Yellow Silks tonight taskfBut his symphony in color Is Moorcn he can chew Mrs Josephine K Henry in the Soullierii Journal of Sept JC SIx IN0 IITII love Jesus We attended church a few days ago and saw a 250 pound saloon keeper in faultless store clothes sport 1fuga diamond pin which looked like a juvenile electric light sitting in the choir holding an hymn book To our right sat a gray haired man bowed with age and grief whose son had taken his own life in saloon To our left Slit a sad faced woman who had had one son killed in a drunken brawl another to die of delirium tremens and still has one who is the evil nemesis of her clining days for through the influence of the saloon he racks her life an guish and terror All around me were men whose lives and fortunes are blighted by whisky widows with father less children who are struggling with this unjust cold world for a support because the saloon has robbed them and put their natural protectors in drunkards graves And yet with object les sons in the sanctuary a saloon keeper i allowed to rise in the church and sing low love Jesus If the saloon keeper lies to be called in l to help enlarge the borders of Zion wt believe we will stay outside and until the Church can oiler something that has a semblance to the Christianity preached by the lowly Nazarine we want none o it Church people have no to ask where we get our theology iron We have no doubt that the very churches that tolerate whisky dealers and smile on them have their eyes fixed on sonic poor heathen in Africa whilt they meet on the way to churcb twenty heathen these men have made We suppose it is cnly the idea a crank but it does seem that duty prompted by religion would tell us to labor in our own vineyard to keep out heathen crop down to the lowest possible state What good sense is there going oil to foreign pastures to cut down the thorns and our own woods are full of them If a bramble bush is set at the door of the temple to catch the poor innocent lambs bow can they reach the altar All men are created free and equal There is not a shadow of a doubt about that No one questions in this day that all men are free and some equal to most anything but where is the nice little maxim in regard to the equality of wo men Religion and politics recog nize them in the capacity of subs when debt lifting church isUnderpaying are on our present regime it rather looks like both Christianity and Democracy are dismal failures but we are not of that opinion since neither one has been tried In the debate in the United States Senate on the admission of Wyoming Senator Morgan took the ground that th ballot had an immoral influence there for it should not be granted to women Is that what is the matter with so many of the masculine gender If so let us work and to have it taken away from them speedily that a general form will invade masculine realm How this woman suffrage question is dis tressing the moss They are as much behind the times as the man that voted for Gen Jackson in the last above is from a long article of this gifted and enthusiastic woman all which is just as thisowoman writes me a letter on a sheet upon which is printed a text from the New Testament and tells me that the Rational View lies as a hand hook upon her reading table and that she wanted to lend her eightyfive pounds to turn the grindstone for BLADE You see she has the same com plaint to make of these religious people that I do I to preach for the Church at Versailles and was one of my parhhionersand I could add a touchingstory instances of whiskyruin she tells of You people can see that in ti case like this where a woman has brains and strong moral convictions your inconsistencies are such that the cords with which you would bind her to the church are scarcelystronger than cobwebs Think of compelling woman like that to stand beside a 250 pound demijohn all but the wil low and join him in singing Oh how I love Jesus lII You keep that kind of people in your churches because they help to the preacher and I tell you it will not be long before Rationalism will knock you out Let me show you Versailles people the difference between thatI Christian Prohibition woman and you Christian Democrats I used to preach for you Yor sallies people and when things got cloudy in my understanding of the Bible and 1 told yon all Ill and got down out of the pulpit and went to plowing in a seventy acre field that out before the window at which 1 now write 1 believe there was hardly a mar woman or child black or white in Versailles that was not sorry for it You all said 1 was honest and conscientious and during the quarter of a century that has flown since then during which I have lived under the ban ofreligion you have never heard an intima tion ofanything I have said or done that was unworthy the character oi a Christian You have seen me engaged with my paper in trying to overthrow the evil that drawn the trail of the serpent over your town and has caused your young mew to suicide and murder and brought sorrow upon heads grown gray since I lived with you You say now just as you did then that Itau honest and conscientious and that my work is a grand and goodone The only money that 1 ever took for any preaching was what 1asked you to pay for board in a nice private fancily and not one dollar of whichever come into my hands and you would not naturally sill pose that I had gone into the edit ingof a Prohibition paper in this whisky soakedcountry for the pin pose of makingmoney Yet under these circn instance though I have a good number of papers going to Versailles of all of you who read it only one man has paid me and he paid me but one as for this woman she hath done what she could and that was to payncc the first ten dollars that I received for a share of stock then two dollars more when she received the first number of the paper ands writes letters of encouragement to me mdmy wife in our most discouraging hours and writes pieces for the paper full of brains and heart And the chivalry and Chris 1spreached at Versailles will grant the right of suffrage to that 21 pound tub of gts and witbhol it from such a woman LastfEditor of The Made The cn closedarticle was published in the Press some two years ago with a request that answers should be given and as none were given I then sent them to the Transcript of which no note was taken and having much con fidence in the editor of the Gazette and rather a favorable opinion of the Leader I request their publication in each paper and explicit answers It is Said There Are Two ShiN- to Every Question Editor Lexington Press To give the opponents of Prohibition au opportunity to give their side oj the question answers are reo quested to the following interrogatories 1 Is not the saloon regarded as a great evil and injurious tc the prosperity and happiness oj the people 2 Is it morally wrong to businessethat is injurious to public morals and general good of the people I 3 Are not all citizens guar ran teed equalrights to engage in any lawful business The above being true is it right by high license to destroy that equality by creating monopoly and thus those not able to pay Prevent from engaging in a business considered lawful i 4 The advocates of high license claim that it makes the saloon more respectible lessen ing the evil and increasing the reVonue for the support of the government 5 Has not the power that has the right t lessen an evil the same power toiaestroy that evil Should not the government- be supported by a tux on the pro perty and not the business of the people when that business is de structive to life and the pros perity and happiness of the people 7 As gambling houses and houses of prostitution are admitted to be evils would it be right to license such houses and thus make them more respectible and thereby lessen the evil The above questions remained unanswered for several weeks and I then sent them to our honorable representative in Con gress Col Breckin ridge and I will next week publish our correspondence I request persons to preserve this paper containing these questions Truly J G CHINN Mrlev Dr Frazers Nermoii at the Funeral of the Mur tiered l rK P Gor liaui The Blade hopes to print in its next issue the funeral sermon Dr B I Demolcrntic Democrat le memories Some of these Democrats that live in the country are nice enough peo ple but they have such lllmllIIo ries that it makos them appear to hadadvantage and people who do not understand this might suppose them to be telling that which is not trueThey cant recollect from one election to another Last summer a few days after plowinginhide a yearling calf when the most influential Democrat in the diocese came along and got out ol his buggy to have a good talk while 1 sat on the plow beam We were all fearfully wrought up over the way things had been managed out there and the gentleman seemed to be just as much so as was There had been a split in the highItoned run independent candidates of moral tone against the regular of line nominees that believed in the goodold WHYof rolling out the whisky when you want to carry an gentleman who stopped my plow had gotten a considerable fusion of Prohibition morals nut seemed to hate to appear tp vote for a straight out whisky Demo crat lint this nice man who stopped me explained to me that owing au unfortunate circumstance he had voted for the whisky man against the other man He said he lac- gone to the polls early in the morning and had voted before the regu far line Democrats had got to roll ing out the whiskyand no knowing that they were going to do that he had unwittingly voted for men who had brought whisky and made the negroes drunkand he was so mortified that I felt sorry for him and assured him that appreciated just how it happened and told him that under the circumstances it should not lessen my high appreciation of him peculiarcharacterizes his remarks when is in great earnest Theres one thing I have made up my nun about and that is that I am going to vote early in the morning again I am going to wait until late in the evening and see how the candidates have been conduct ing themselves and then I am ing to vote i got to the polls before any bodyelse because I didnt live bra three miles away and I just walked over while other people werc getting their horses The next man there was the one who as a candi date in August hadso offended the sense of propriety of the party alluded to The next man that came was the gentleman who- was not going to vote early any moreThe first vote cast was hya gen tleman who sat in his buggyout side because he was sick and he was waited upon first The next vote cast was by till gentleimui who told me in Angus- that he was not going to vote earl any more It was true there was no appear lice that the contest between the Democrats and the Prohibitionists would be close enough to induce the Democrats to use any whisky But the goodman voted the same ticket as the man whose use o whisky at the August election lm given so much offense to the high toned Democrats and both of them voted for Billy Ureckinridge who had distinguished himself by his support of the original package outrage andagainst Ford who was opposed to whisky The phenomenal weakness of the memories of Democrats is one of the strongest features in the party This disgust on the part of the more moral element of Democracy against the way elections are man aged by the rulers in their party occurs on an average of once a year and the moral element among them swears oil and is never going to do so any more but the next time the election comes oil they march up andvote the same old way and then make the same of complaint and so it goes Ifwe could just get up sonic kind of a scheme to educate Dem ocratic memories Prohibition would be allright To the Prohibitionists of Ken tuckyL- KXIVGTOX KvNov 8 90I Since our appeal to you two weeks ago through The BladeS asking you to make such to the State Cojjynittce as you felt justifiable in ntH 1was your duty to do only two have respond 011thisant and James M Coyle of Kus sell Cave Ky The amount o the subscription with a check fu signed Uhas C Moore re ceived yesterday Nov 7th I gret having to come before the pub Ulpcnllto nC E3eatty liericeI have as a brinier used the following varieties of fencingstone post and rail prank and post barbed wire linked wire Virginia worm picket and runner and three kinds of wire and picket fence including the Bcatty fence made by D IT Ueatty Prohibitionist and crank of this city and I hereby testify that in a half dozen of the most import ant elements it is the best fence I ever saw Sworn to on the Dictionary by me this October 1 year of our Lord 1890 CIIAIILES C MOOK- EProhibitionist and Crank other purpose than selfdefence it must be done There is not a man in Fayette County who makes any pretentious to Prohibition who can not pay at least one dollar per month to the support of thtc committee and many of them can do more The thirteen ofus who attended the Conference in Louisville October thedsum tional Committees pledge So fir as my booksshows we have pledges now amounting to 4721 per month This amount laving been donated by twentyone men time is limited having prom 1ised Chairman Dickie that we would have a man in the field by December 1st this is the 8thof thelpledges at once This is the first time that the State Committee of olferedland is it your disposition to ignore their support Indeed it seems Conicdo offer your objections at 1once and do not keep them in sus thctiImen say able to give to every good organ nation That nay be true but we arc only asking you to give to one Any that tends to the betterment of society it is your duty as citizens to maintain and dwellton party contains these elements in its ou should make sonic 1ueleruhans for its advancement This letter is not unlike others erlrots and just what he occasion prompts me to soy Accept this as a tint that you are indebted to the committee a 81ID1lWt less than fifty thantper suits your convenience the better to pay do pay at once G M BHOOKS 10 E Maxwell St Lexington Ky GLORY 1IAILEMJJAI- IThroeFourth n of the Farmers Alliance Men ore for Pro hibition Brethren of the Prohibitio party and of the Farmers A liance I tell you we are on toI Conventioyand I can not give you the par tlculars but BLADE next week will be chuck full of Pro hibition and Alliance yoke together and we are going t get there The best men of the Alliance 1tell me that threefourths of the men of their party are Proh bitionists and their National lecturer Terrell made a speech that sounded just like Georg Bain was talking and such old Prohibs as W W Goddard and D A Curry of Harrodsbur were almost jolly enough to get drunk over it +Reform at the If the liquor traffic is to go on de handling the masses till it shall hun made them all either fools or fiends fortunes that are built on the crusts above the volcano will lx swallowed by such an upheaval as will make tilt French revolution paie into insignifi ounce All who pray all who preach all who teach all who care for tern peranco need to unite heart and void influence for a total abstinence ro dwival which shall sweep through the pal ace as well as the cabin and make pos sible the legislation wo need which nothing less than the demand of our national Prohibition platform to hibit the importation exportation man ufucturo and of intoxicating liquors as a beverage If we are to suppress the saloon at the bottom we need to smash the champagne bottle at the top All rag Fun The liquor men spent fl 000000 in Pennsylvania to defeat Prohibition This of course was all done for fun No one would suppose that they were afraid of Prohibition because it doesnt pro hibit you know This money was paid mostly to Democratic and Republicai beiiifjjsubscribers Theoryi 500 license law u tax of per cent was called for to pay the running expenses of the town find at the end of the year tho town was in debt Under Prohibition a tux of per cent was paid and at the end of the treasuryOnetrans of theorizum JUDGES There In oat Unanimity on the Sulijec of the Original Ilickngo Trade Importers of original packages who have bern counting on tho recent cisions of Judges Foster and Phillips to open up their outlawed trade hav reckoned without their host Judge Shiras has made an important di cision in the case of E E Speckler of Coon Rapids III on a writ of habeas corpus Speckler was convicted in the Carroll county district court of selling liquor in the original package subsequent to the passage of tho Wilson bill and was sentenced to servo a term of ten days in jail It was shown that Speckler noting as agent for an Omaha firm land sold liquors in the original packages Judge Shims held that in his opinion the points in the Topeka case were nuts stated by Judges Foster and Phillips that no point was more definitely settled by the supreme court than the fact that- a state hind a right to prohibit the trifle in intoxicating liquors Tho original packago decision by that court didnt involve the validity of the Iowa law The question simply arose as to the point at which the state had con trol of the liquors imported into it An officer acting under authority of the Iowa law seized some liquor in the hands of tho importers agent and tho United States supreme court lucid that the seizure was uu interference with inter state commerce a subject which the constitution delegates to congress alone Thou congress in tho exercise of this constitutional power passed tho Wilso bill The Wilson bill tsimply waives the right of congress in this matter and gives the state full power over the liquor from the time it enters its territory Therefore it is not necessary that the Wilson bill should work a revival of the Iowa law in order to make that law operative It has been operative the while The only question was as to the point where tho liquor became subject to the law and tho Wilson bill made it apply to all liquors within the state whether imported or not And that is all there is of the question- In conclusion Judge Shims said The Prohibition law of Iowa is in full and complete force today and applies to every sale of liquor made within its pur View the decision of Judge Phillips to the contrary notwithstanding The aj plication for a writ in this case is charged and the defendant is continue in custodyIn of his remarks tho judge said that this original package question and the constitutionality of the Wilson bill will eventually reach the United States supreme court and he Judge Shims did not caro to take the responsibility of discharging prisoners convicted by the state courts when the highest court might decide that they were right fully held He added that he under stood Judge Caldwell was about to pass upon tho question at Little Rock and if that decision should be against tho 10 gality of the Kunsts law be Shiras would have to bow to the wisdom of his superior Chicago Lever OUR POSITION ON SCHOOLS Down with the Ilttlu Itcil School House Up with WE White Tile following shows why the Prohi bitionists are for the annihilation of the little red school house built from the impoverishment of our people inado miute for the needs of our children stained with the red blood of thousands of victims immolated on the altar of Bacchus awl in favor of largo school houses built from free will offerings of a prosperous peoplo and white the purity of the children within Tlu Union Signal says A circular conies to our desk apparently well authenticated but of such n nature that we ranrot help believing it a forgery It is apparently a typewrit ten letter on a sheet bearing the letter head of the Board of Education Omaha Neb C F Gtiodinan pmiidemt Charles Conoyer secretary and signed in autograph by Charles Uonoyer It is dressed to the school teachers and those interested in the public schools of Ne braska and is an appeal to vote against the amendment becnuM Prohibition will decrease the wages of teachers for the reason that tho license tuonoy in that state goes into the school fund It sets forth that the oitiesof Nebraska would lose 750000 annual revenue by the adoption of the prohibitory amend ment and the natural result would bo that the salaries of teachers iu our cities and towns would bo reduced and many of the best teachers would have to be dropped altogether This is the legiti maw outworking of turning license inonuy into tho school fund Aa we showed when tho plan of applying re ceipts from internal revenue to educa tion was proposed by Gen Logan it would bulwark tho liquor power with the public school and so mako it im pregnable Prohibition In Arkansas By ballot and petition tho license of tho liquor traffic has been wholly pro hibited in fortytwo of the seventyfive counties of Arkansas In most of the hirtythree counties the liquor traffic is onfincd to comparatively few places ordinarily to tho cities and largo towns in twentyfivo counties majorities were cast against liwnsu at the last election md in many other counties the vote was very close tho total vote being reported againsticenwthink tha total vote against license ut the approaching election will be much larger than it was two years ago Arkansas Methodist RACKET STORE 11 13 W Main StIiThe cool weather will soon bo here We are fixed for it witn the largest stock ofiFALL aud WINTER GOODS We have ever shown Underwear for Men at 20 25 15 48 up to 124 each Ladies Vests at 202535 45 125 each Childrens Vests sncl Pants at aliprices farm 8 eta to 100 each gradesWhite S125 to 1000 a pair pricesHaveIlusli and Cloth Cloaks Infants and Childrens Nellie Blv Caps at 50 65 95 to SI 50 CloaksIBelts Girdles Gloves Cashmere Gloves Ac spoolNeedles tIIFCream Extract BE SURE TO ORDER THAT BRAND MADE BY i Lexington Roller Mills CofJOS Le COMPTE Sect Manager Heating Stoves Furnaces inn Horn Goal Bust linn in Always IBM CARBON FAVORITE a new soft coal BASE is a fine stove Our stock must be seen to be HEATERI Economy ann IITlODic IIWarm Air ARE TIlE BEST MADE And sell rapidly If you want a Warm Air Furnace get the BEST of us No charge for estimates Our stock is complete in all departments and sell as cheap as the cheapest Give us a call Respectfully yANCE FEfiWEY20 WEST MAIN STREETI POPULAR RESTAURANTF- OR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN NOW BEING REFURNISHED The Phoenix Hotel Restaurant Shell Oysters GanjB and Euepyfiqgin STRICTLY FIRSTCLASS SIlsanIBest in Lexington J H DDeH EIKI AVDIALERS IN Ornamental Bro Plaiiic IfJMANTELSPumps Churns Scales Coal Vases and Hods Fire Irons Bird Cages and House Furnishing Goods Barbed atud land Smooth Wire and Reattyffllxed nhlti56 58 E Main St TelephDel84 n SEEIC1VgE AND OVERSTREET WILSONSI ELEGANT New Drug StoreN- o15 NORTHERN BANK BLOCK SHORT ST Where Only FirstClass Goods will be Sold in Every Department at LOWEST PRICES PRU DjiNstMarble and Granite Works 44 W Main St near Broadway- LEXINGTON KENTUCKY CEMETERY WORK OP ALL KINDS NeittIy IDxeetltoa GUAIIANTERDALL l fa u p I PLEASE XI To nil Editors to Whom The Blade May Come Greeting Brethren of the Tripod and Plum bagoIAllow mo to state to you that this shebang does not assume to be a Prohibition olemosynary stitution that dispenses gratuitous literary high moral pabulum to a world that hungereth and thirsteth after righteousness THE BLADE goes to you on the supposition that you will exchange with me and there are not half of you doing it Whats the mat ter with you- Fraternally but indignantly yours CHARLES C MOORE his newspaper Three Other Subscribers to tbeI tHtoek Of the Blade Dcscline to Pay nerd One Asks to be Released it Until this time sixtyone of tho 120 subscribers to the stock of the BLADE have paid me ncarlys all of them expressing thorough c sympathy for the BLADE and its conduct and its purposeshA number of others have in the few days past promised to pay and some who have paid I me have volunteered to increase a their subscription when I notify them and one without being re quested has doubled his subscript ionnThree others have declined to pay making five in all with Dr tOckford and Judge Hunt gentleman has simply asked me if I release him stating that he was so poor he could not pay his rent I have released have more sym pathy for him than ever and am- going to him whenever I get a chanceiAnother rich farmer has very 4 politely asked me to release him but stating that he wouid payme if 1 insisted upon it I wrote him that I had made business obligations based upon his promise to pay me that I thought it would bo unjust not to pay me as I 1declinedlie is a thoroughbred and Icwill be pretty sure to got my moneyMr John T Shelby has plainly a declined to pay me Mr Shelbys father was I suppose recognized by the public who read my very comimittee that sat on the stage at to the Mills speech in the Opera House here Mr Shelby is the partner of Colonel Breckinridge I believe l that if the BLADE had been con I ducted precisely as it has been except that it had been as ear nestly for Col Breckinridgo as it t has against him that Mr Shelby would scription have paid his stock sub lIon Claude Johnson declines to pay his subscriptionin a letter that is a model ot elegance and and in which ho en 1gentility for the subscription to a the and tells me he intends BLADEJletter in the politest and 1sons terms of the rackets I had to I stand from the first issue of The Blade was a compliment to Mr Johnson as former Mayor of this city that involved some disparage to the present incumbent his fment who beat Mr Johnson notorious instance of the cor ruption in politics that The Blade is trying to correct was formerlya chemist and druggist I dealt with him and paidmy bills promptly on presentation without any dispute on one occasion I sent by a t negro house girl an order for a dose of medicine for a child that was threatened with croup and 1hesent back by the girl five dollars of morphine There were no morphine eaters in my family Mr JoluiEon was the inventor of a system for making fourteen year old whisky in seven days after t it came out of the still full particulars of the plan will be found in Transcript written by me as a reporter but full of evidence of lack of compre hension of his chemical ideas The plan will be remembered many people of this city as havingrequired that each barroi i i al cradleIstreet that was managed sonic thing like one of trIO baby farms that they have in Europe Each barrel had its own little cradle and they put it in its little bed and a nigger stood by wit a rope attachment that worked whole rows of cradles at once und rocked them all the time for sev en days that anybody wasin sight least and as now claimed to perfect the plan wi thou t cessation all night the charm all being dis pellet if the cradles are once stopped Mr Johnson had implicit confidence that that nigger would not one second allow one those cradles to stoprocking any time through n asleepIi1 to tho idea bwhich the cradle was to make the whisky get older except the general impression tha nearly all old people had once been rocked in cradles and I suppose that in rocking the whisky there was a sort of lullaby in fluencesorta of Rockabybab oil the treetop Rock me to sleepmother influence over tho whiskythat would get the fighting quality out of it gotthroughsaloonkeeper on Vine street who was at the time with Mr Johnson the City Council paunte1as a on the side of whisksIwhisky of Mr Johnsons but if wasthat nigger that was left to goneltobrains knocked out with an axe Imndle at that saloon But I have no doubt that as Mr Itfriend tlwithe dear good old woman who that time was starting the temperance crusades in Ohio front whicn Prohibition has come The last party who lr declined- to pay me is Mr J T Slade Mr Slade is one of the pillars of the Short Street Baptist Church of whose pastor Rev Felix isa stockholder of The Blade who paid his stock before I was ready to ceive itwho preaches Prohibition as his pulpit find has most generously all and Christianly endorsed and of encouragedme in words on the streets and in what I have been toldwere probably references to me in his pulpit Mr Slade has made his fortune as a school teacher and an engineer In the few words of the inelegant note he wrote me he spelled the word cancel anci1 with a plain dot on the I paid him once a large bill for large job of surveying While the guest of my house on that men siou he so aroused my indignation that under other circumstaiices I would have expressed my contempt for him at the time in stronger terms than I did He described me exultingly in the presence of IIh mywife who lad a young child in her arms how as a se he hadwhipped George Payne most brutally telling with dramatic ef fect how he made the blood run from his body Inever was whipped by a school teacher in my life and have a contempt for all teachers who whip their students as and have lately expressedmy un mitigated contempt for the way a great big doublefisted schoolteacher whipped the small and del icate son of Mr John T Shelby when the boy that I knew to be splendid child was acting the little hero to shrieka classmate I was so disgusted with Mr Slade after his story of whipping young Payne that avoided speaking to him for ten years afterward I told him at the time that his treatment of the boy from Iris own account was enOugh to ruin any boy Payne in a drunken fit killeda man and then suicided I suppose he whipped Payne he cause the boy did not spell to suit him I have never had the large job of surveying that Mr Slade did for me tested Afterward he was cm ployellha turnpike company in which I was a stockholder to do very simple jobon JIOIebI turnpike In measuring tlio distance from one pier to another for a bridge across Elkhorn creek he missed the distance ten feet and was made by the company to pay 100 for the damage he had done I know there arc those who will say that I am saying these things simply in the of unkindness It is not so I am doing it in a self defense that the law allows me and in justice to those stockholders that lave paid me It is inconsistant with my claims to tight or quarrel or gage in any personal abuse these gentlemen are doing me an injustice which there is not a man in Fayette County believes I would under like circumstances do L to them I have a right to show their ingratitude and to show thai some unjust animus may have in s Fired thoir action rather than their consoiencious conviction of the justice of their course By their act they have induced me to undertake financial obligations and when it becomes unpop IIIuar to support me and the and cry is against me they dctser me upon a technicality unworthy the funnily standing of Messrs Shelbyand Johnson I know nothing about that of Mr Slade I have supposed for some time and I think it is generally understood that Mr Johnson was not successful in his Western life and 1 was one ot a great many friends that he has who sympathized with him in the dark days thatinay have befallen him as they have me and many others and if ho had said that in his desire to encour paytfound to do I would gladly have released him and my admiration would have been increased for him just as i is for the gentleman who did that WayMr Johnson made his subscription to the stock perfectl- at his own instance and without solicitatimtfrom me lowing that of Mr W C France who also subscribed his stock without any hint of solicitation from me telling me as Mr Johnson heard that he was a Prohibitionist mv commen dation for beingsuchiind under standing as I think that I was was going to edit a Prohibition paper Mr France paid me his sub scription which was twice the of that of Mri Johnson with some kind messages by the young gentlemen by whom he sent money I am willing to admit for the of argument that upon a technicality Mr Johnson may been released front his obligation to me and that men in thet ordinary walks of life might claim such a release but a gentleman of Mr Johnsons standing can not afford to do it Ot course I do not want and would not have the 1II0no of these gentlemen nowtI have employed an expert with one of these pocket cameras with which you can snatch a mans mum he walks along the street and subseqent biographical sketches parties who decline to pay theirI stock subscriptions to The Blade will be accompanied with a woodcut WhlNky Democracy Murders my Neighbor Dr B P GorhamITuesday morning a drunken negro named Anthony Duncan murdered my neighbor Dr B P Gorham by shooting him through the heart with a pistol while the doctor was trying to defend a 11Igood father good farmer a good citizen ot I sat with him under the shade of yard trees and talked with him last summer and he told me about his memories of the war the neg to lected and discouraged farming interests of the country and of thet hopes for brighter und times I have known him as long I can remember and I neverl1 heard an unkind word of my life He never did to me nor to any other human being that Iever heardof an unkindness The whole community where hef lived loud where his stricken wife and children survive him ore distressed and outraged and are trying to get the miserable murder ous negro They think if theycam kill the negro law and justice will have been uvengedIBut it will not low ignorant negro that did the actual shooting that killed Dr Gorham is simply an accessory to the crime The people upon whom the original responsibility of the murder rests are the leaders of the Demo cratic party of Fayette county who make the laws that furnish that negro whisky and who last August near that negros home taught him that it was right to t duunk induced him to come iiis home and leave the work of his employer to get drunk fur nished him the whisky to get drunk paid him to get drunk bought his drunken vote for the brother of the murdered mum the candidate himself furnishing a part of the whisky as he told me himself and the negro is turned loose as a madman ready for mur der as he has done upon a turnpike ofwhich 1wasPresident and ulongwhich my wife and young son and the unprotected wives und children ot other citizens had to ride andmeet these brutal drunken creatures When Prohibitionists write articles against whisky they write awv them with ink When Democrats make Prohibition arguments then write them in blood as Draco wrote It looks strange that the and intelligent people of the counII trycan not see and understand these things or if they do see them it is still stranger that they will allow it without a protest 0Upon investigation it will al most certainly be found that that furybeIingnephew of man Lexington Leader the organ of the high moral Repub lican party loses its account of the murder In the usualstereo of Kt 11Thethe reputation of being a hard drin kcr and a quarelsome man and is believed to have been more or less intoxicated at the time he committed the crimeIYou can ders editorials and there is the everlasting old grind about Dem oftold worn out stuff about things in States a thousand miles oil butI there is no suggestion that he inypro tection and do something to stop the cause of this crime that lays its bleedingvictims at our doors Missionaries come from India andarouse our people to the portance of sending money there to stop the people from worshipping- a white elephant or to China to stop their worship of some little sticks in a flower pot and theywill raise the money and send the mis sionarics and sing From Green minis Icy Mountain from IndiICoral Strand and tech themselves so intensely religious But you may beg them in vain for a contribution to a cause that wants to save women and children from the wretchedness that Iras fallen upon Dr Gorlmms family and the very people who will go and sympathise with that family and help bury dead and look fur his murderer good doctors and Sunday School superintendents and church goers though they be willat the very next election buy whiskyand give it to negroes to get their votes- I dont wonder that the daughj of au India Missionary toldme at j country home last uinjncr that in the many years of her fathers life in India he only made three Converts to Christianity and they have to be pattl to stay in the Church while missionaries from India are coming to America and establishing big societies of people who love Buddha and Gautama more than they love Jesus whose followers say that he converted fresh wholesome water into wine for people to drink at a convivial feast Give us Mahommetanistn whose followers for twelve hundred years have been consistent Prohibitionists give us Chinese joss houses and opium instead of Chris churches and whiskey give the religion of the Schlaves th e legends of Thor and Wo or the religion of the Amer ican savage who hears the voice his God in the roar of the thunder the volcano and the cat amuck give us anything from ZoI roasters worship of the sun down the Zulus adoration tho orI give us anything Christianity county that furnishes whisky to brutal and sacrifices the father the family altar before the eyes of his wife and children The Election In Michigan 50000 votes are claimed for iartriigo the Probition candidate Governor as agan t 20012 votes for Fisk in ISSb Ur Kelley the Prohibition nominee for Governor of Tennessee increased nearly three fold the vote of 5969 for Fisk iu Unit State John Did well Californias Pro hibition candidate for Governor polled 12000 doubling the Fisk vote New York according to Chairman Baldwin will show 35000 Prohibition votes a of 5000 over Fisk Illinois India Ohio Pennsylvania Uliotle Island West Virginia have all made Prohibi tion gains or held their own Iowa has doubled Fisks vote South Carolina pulls in counties nearly double the vote cast in the whole State for Fisk in I8SS Nebraska was carried by the liquor men by 17000 The outrages committed by the whisky roughs were terrible Old gentlemen and ladies and some ministers ho were work ing for Prohibition were beaten IIand rotten egged by the liquor people Its pretty rough but the blood of the martyrs is the seed of tne church To each Prohibitionist of Ken tucky it ought to show tho importance of redoubled zeal for our cause Hay for Sale and Crass for Rent I have fifty tons of the very finest timothy kitty thud want to sellund which I will de liver in Lexington and one hundred acres of good bluegrass elegantly watered that will be fine for winter grazing that I want to rent tf CHAULES C MOORE P THE WORK BEGINS WELL ACTIVE ORGANIZING WORK START SOUTHERN STATES Clitilrmnn Dlrkln Starts the Hull Kulllng Kiitliti lutl rRitlon und Strong operation Itiaurcil State OrguiilglnR liinilii Uiil Most encouraging reports are received from the states in which Chiiriunn Dickie has held conferences with tiltscommittees and other Prohibitionists The conferences held have all been thusiastic but better still they have been time has been wasted in sentimentality Organization is tho or der of tho day and the plans prepared by Chairman Dickie and Secretary Thomas have been found well adapted tho situation and are now being car ried out In Delaware tho campaign was given an impetus which will show results in the November vote There are devoted men in the little state who are willing to serve the party but their efforts have been handicapped by the lack of propttJorganization Next year will rectified Maryland Prohibitionists are hard workers An organizer been in the field but resources were exhausted and ho was about to withdraw for lack ol support Through the help of the na tional committee the work has been put on a new and firm basis and organizing work will be continued throughout next West Virginia the Prohibitionists have gone to work with a vim and energy that promises great results The national committee has through a liberal guar antee of support enabled them to place at least one organizer in the field The expense of one is already secured but without stopping here they intend to push on The Quest tine state organ will be vigorously pushed In fact the circulation of state Prohibition papers will be a prominent feature in the or ganizing work At the conference in Wheeling a monthly state fund of 50 per month was subscribed and this will be pushed to or more without trouble North Carolina will astonish the Pro hibitionists by her progress Chairman Dickies conference at Greensboro was well attended and the enthusiasm was unbounded The state committee was reorganized and a state fund of per mouth was pledged on tho spot Tine national committee put the committee in a condition to im mediately start an organizing work and Capt W T Walker a one armed federate soldier will probably take ConIfield without delay Chairman is greatly rejoiced over tho energy determination evinced in the Pine Tar state The new state executive commit is as follows Chairman and treas Edwin Shaver of Salisbury secretary J H Southgate of Durham W T Parker Archdalej D W C Benbow Greensboro and F L Emery Worth ville Other southern states are feeling the stir mud are calling for help and prom ising cooperation Tho work must go on not only in the south but all over tine land Tine outlook is cheer the promise for the future bright Let every Prohibitionist lend a hand in the work Well to lluve tho Laugh FlrMtj The Prohibitionists of the country have been very quiet of late and if they only know what a delightful relief it has been not only to tine wine and spirit trade but to all men of ordinary com mon sense they would be bounden by the most emphatic teachings of a Christian civilization to remain in their holes and use reasonable efforts to pull tho 4SpiritHow the rummies chuckle over the fancied quiet of the Prohibitionists Never laugh too soon Bonfort t Well see you later and not very later too lluycr mill Seller Equally Guilty David Bennett Hill is governor of New York and purchased the office with sale of tho presidency to Senator Quay in behalf of Benjamin Harrison Provi dence R 1 Journal Rep Hush man dont talk so loud Some of our good Republican church elders and deacons may hear you Of course any man who is not a political babe knows what you say is perfectly true but bless your heart our goodygoody Republicans wont believe it Quay toI them is an angel plastered over Democratic mud People Liquor trosecuturs lluuae nlwn Up A charge of dynamite was exploded under the house of E J Bennett at Berlin Falls N H recently badly shat tering the front of the house but not seriously injuring any member of the family Bennett is a liquor prosecutor Again an attempted assassination oi an executor of law Put a political party in power behind the law and fully committed to it and we would hear ol no more such outrages Sucnetlve Showing In 1850 there was ono criminal in the whole United States to every 3410 peo ple III there is one criminal in the United States to every 800 people Thir tysix wot counties of Georgia have ore convict to every 090 people One hundred and one dry counties in that state haxo ono convict to every 13S people Tim Women at tine Toll The women of Nebraska propose to hold an till day prayer meeting Nov 4 This will not interfere however with having a strung working force at the polling places The women will be there with ballots in their band theyvorlc as well as pray Cup or Death Tho great Turgeueff characterized alcohol as the bitter cup after the drinking of which there is no redemp tion and ao resurrection Thu Kviiiiomlf ur Prohibition Rev James e FcniuUl has just pub lisped a book with the above title which treats tine question of tho prohibition ofI tho liquor tram mainly from an ce 11I0mio standpoint and moro fully previous authors have done thUlI Tire book is written in n chatty argument and illustrations given in ple language and while some statistics are given they are put in nn interesting and readable form The book is a come addition to the literature of our reform Jr iflUFMfiN STRAUS ft GO 12 East MainStree- tPESTPIJACEI IN THE CITY ON Dress Goods Dry GoodsDometssic Motions FINE WOOLENSIandlSILKSZA SPECIALTY PRICES WAY DOWN- grand stock of cheap and fine Notions always on hand Give us a call and prices KATJFMA3ST STRAUS CO Successors to ED S RIGGS ie EAST MAIN STREET dq NEW FALL GOODS CASSEIX PRICE Are Head Quarters for Everything New and SIjlish In the Dry ttondH null Notion Line ELEGANT DRESS GOODS NEW STYLE CLOAKS Underwear and Hosiery Blankets etc All of which can be had nt the very lowest prices as they never allow anyone undersell the- mLOCATION 16 18 WEST MAIN STREET JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Packing Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c SJ2 wrST DI OLIN STREET LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ROBERT KENNEDY SUCCE- SSORKNOXVILLE TO FURNITURE CO 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Department Kentucky University address Tuition for Slorclmnt Hiulness Course spec Special Gnaw lf5r fttlgSpecial Course In Type Writing tie month it take ulontlreeptlbosotakhtg ltushtcssCourse- Ilhistratcd this College contain inn viulotvcmciiU of nearly of our graduate cwt had by whining the College ro Q CDd fdp td p toJ den tj Ij po K CI- P I- So lrN td 0 o 0 rtdCt ISCd ISQ rlCt00IS m 0o CttIS Jl tJiITn tdmK ISQen Pat00 p 0ow 0K d ct UlQ t Pro tf1 I Want to ol in a Liumlic- Asjliiiu Or a FonHontlnry- Or t SonulIiiiiR The Nicholasvillc Democrat is the only paper around these dig gins except the Blade that has jourunYismthinking instead of letting some body else think for it It says what it thinks and thinks what it pleases And when it comes to religion Great Civsar and Holy Moses tIfthey would get a few copies paper scattered around the pious hrethorn of this ial1onrwould look so sanctified with that fellou IItltd his sheet that they would to make a Sunday School I Superintendent of mo right awns You may know he i3 mad modi cine when 1 had to call a halt or him about that piece he wrote against letting the preachers be legislators You recollect two or three Issues ago t I pIny the same racket with Pilcher I am afraid to call him Brother in printthat these do when they sympathized with the bereaved Jfamilywhose son they have got into an asylum or a lunatic asylum or the peniten tiary or his or inhelli there is anysuch place and privately pat the saloon keeper f on the back and tell him to do it- t again that its a good joke etc etc and makes papers sell I write old Pilcher private let bottomishiner that I am not going to back him in my SToI am not quite solid enough with the preaching brethren for that racket yet Imay get them educated up to it yet Its a little noticeable that being a Democrat these saintly Lexington editors dont callrr halt on Pilchers theological viewsI him to turn Prohibitionist and talk that kind of preaching lie gives me lots of tafty in paper by the col umn at n time poetry and prose and of course my vanity would make me want to print it give you a little sample elsewhere Lut who in the can do any good with n thunderI old weekly paper 5000 and I will clean of Democracy in two years 1 am a farmer and the Farmers Alliance and I are as thick as- any other thieves and I can work a combine between them gad Prohibition that will knock the persimmon in two years They will be a double team working tandem with Prohibish in lead and Hibler would theI thousand dollars if he flew the track and gone back to the Demicrats and the Demi Brother Goddard writes that he is afraid I soaked it to llibler rather rough but I have not heard of a Lexington Pro hibitionist that has shed a tear over it and some of the rascals laughed like the dickens I feel sorry for llibler now that I have gone and done itslies between hawk and buzzard Judge Mulligan would not touch him politically with a ten foot pole und the BLADE is going to see that he dont get back among the Pro hibs and if he wants to join anything he will have to go in the Shakers or the Republicans or the Mormons or sonic of those outside institutions No Brother Goddard bless your sweet life you are one of those beautiful characters that bclicveth 1all things hopetli all timings en dureth all things and old Tolstor and 1 have a model born over yonder in Syria a couple of thou sand years or so ago that we going to try to work up to and get where you are to Ill bet buttermilk that if a dog wouldwrather give him a bone to gnaw to keep him from doing it again than to kick him Hibler would look nice to a man who was luokimgat him from Harrodsbnrg to Lexington but lies one of thcse cnsei where distance lends enchantment to the view The further of you get him the better he look- think if he were on the other side of the ocean toad hadno chance to get back hut to swim across on a rail I would like him tooI think the sentiment amongI the Prohibs here is that got away with Hibler just in tune to keep him from getting away with They tell now that ho said poor dear dead Brother Fisk HUll Brooks got so left in tlc that Democnioy was good enough for him Hill that Prohij er there ullilth1tOf his where lie flattened me out ill the Court House until I felt mysel looking like a sick kitten that tin willipus wallipus had run ovcrwa 1ureaHuttseven elephant political summer sault and that he actually voted the Democratic ticket last Tuesday but it never leaked out until I had got in my work on him and tin wind was al out of his sails tin bladder that he vas saving foi prcumatureittastell of his doll baby before the public now for the first time hears tin nnnnuncpincnt that was intended to shale Prohibition to its center In hard earnest 1 do not want to do the gentleman an injustice hilt I Inn simply say unit hive beer informed by somebody whoil mum I have forgotten timidtyho will please tell mo Jigiiin that one of tin officers of the late election here that I personally know to bo a goodman anda number of Mr Hihlers own church said that Mr II voted for the Democrats Of course so fur as I am personally concerned I ought to feol sorry and do feel sorry for am man who would get himself in ucha fix that he would have go back to the ring Democrats of thus town after having been al lowed to associate with Prohihi tionist But 1 think the party car afford to immolate Hibler on tin altar of political sincerity Even the little sandpapering that the BLDK has given Brothel IiblerIant going to call him Brother now that we have got him down one of the forlorn and shipwrecked brothers that Longfellow talks aboutIia that even this little Turkish batten and subsequent scrubbing with a new paving brick that Brother Hibler has got will make the next Prohib that wants go back to the Democrats go slow as Colonel Crockett advisedand go just as easy as he possibly can But I have got clear away from my text I started to say that the Kick oust lle DcmolatllU a column ot so complimentary of me to the cf feet that so humble an individual as I am has engaged the attention of that conclave Democratic So Ions known as the ConCon whose deliberations will go echo ring down through the corridors of time in a lima of historic sympho iiywith those of vice lCeu Ghent Utrecht and Tilsit As an advertisement of the BrAE it gels away with that one of Brother Haulman in this pa per of the fellow that has a bun die of rye around him sat that Proctor Knolls speechahout somethingI forget what though I heard some one mention it at the timethat occu pied a little over two days of the ConCoiis deliberations cost State 2200 tint is a little over 1000 a clay Supposing this pull or local no tice that they gave me to have occupied a day and a half it would have cost the State a little over 1500Now while as a taxpayer I would be inclined to kick against the appropriation for an individual benefit of course I must gratefully appreciate the advantage clone me as an editor But fellow citizens if there is any virtue I claim it is that I will tell the truth without stopping to think what in the thunder comes of it and I hereby stake my reputation for any thing that I may have ob tained in that department upon my sworn statement on the dictionary that neither by offer of money or promise of political preferment under the Prohibition administra tion of 92 have I induced these gentlemen to act in my interest It seems to have been actuated solely bya general sulubricty or as Jim Mulligan would call it a sentiment of congruvinlity that would natiually be supposed to exist bitwe u that deliberative body aud1I1elr The Nicholasville Democrat says the scheme alluded to originated among Lexington Democratic politicians It I understand it from the Democrats editorial re marks and extracts from speeches that it gives it is intended to afford protection to Prohibition editors against Democratic thugs The plan is to a fiord such Prohi bition editors protection against parties who propose to come around with a shot gun and blow the head off of a Prohi bition editor and blow his brainy out and paint the circumjacent part of the town red with his gore By the wuy it seems worthyat comment that when a Lexington Democratic Judge re fleets upon the blowing oil of the head of a Prohibition editor sugIDemocrat editor and a Kepabli can editor got mad rand one pro 11 poses to blow the head oil other one there seems by comI mon consent to be no more thought of sty consequent scattering of brains than it they t L were going to blow the head oil a clothing store dummy This plan for protecting Prohib editors contemplates the putting them in lunatic asylums or in the penitentiary the fact of editing i P utiii paper to be prima facie evidence of insanity or of libel may be preferred by the parties to the friendly suit The scheme strikes me most favorably and especially if the Blade blooms out into n daily so hat I cant go to the country bYiday and let things cool oil Sonic by Monday before 1 comeback I hope stockholders in the Blade will do anything they honestly can to help the Con Con to materialize the arrange men t You see if they would put me in the Lunatic Asylum here Superintendent Clark and I arc me one of the best rooms in the establish ment and I would get board and lodging for nothing null run the Blade by telephone and I would not be afraid of these blasted fel lows that are coming around with a shotgun Or if it appeared that I would not be safe in the Asylum I could get transferred to the peniten tinny for libel and I could might soon show the warden that ho could make more money out of me hllvingup a controlling terest of the stock of TUB BLADE and letting me run it than he could make by putting me to bottoming chairs could get to be a trusty easy enough but if I were fixed there as I would like to be Iam satisfied that the things that I would tell from my personal expe rience with Kentucky Democrats gained when I was a reporter on a Democratic paper would make it healthier for me to stays pretty close inside The public has made a great mistake in supposing that in that first issue of Pita BLADE that stirred things so I got all the worst things I could find against these fellows One of my stockholders Williamson the lumberman gave me fits about that first paper He came to me and said You have made one of the biggest mistakes of your life in firing all that off in the first issue If you had taken three months to get up to thcwfwOIIMtown that would have kicked and everthingthatBut bless your sweet life thats just what I thought I was doing I thought I was starting at the bottom and going up by degrees most beautifully The things that mentioned 1 regarded as micro peccadilloes compared with the other things that I knew that I was going to tell about Lexington politicians I wits cutting burs at the timer concluded to start the TilE BLADE again and sat down ohi Saturday Sunday and part of Monday and I wrote enough to fill THE BLADE chuck full for a month so that I would not have to stop my bur job I had these articles divided oil for the liter ent weeks so as I would have just to send them to the printers All of these weeks allowances had my ruminations on Lexing ton politics my natural genius for expressing my views in Eng lish being greatly stimulated by my fresh recollections of the August election in Dog Fennel These reflections commenced very moderate as it seemed to me compared whith howovery body out there was talking about Lexington politicans was to let these articles rise in a sort of literary geomet rical progression until at the end safelybeginwhat I thought about it as Williamson suggests But Jerusalem If these little Sunday School facts that I anyightmkmgthat I hud written for the end o the first month would have laid it over anything that Charley Stolls lightning factory out North Broadway cnn do But when I saw how the little things I said in the first issue had tales you better bet I burned up the balance of the months supplyI to be willing to die when the time comes and I cant help it but I am not hankering utter martyrdom that bad You know that summer before last or the summer before that I forget which was the worst bumble bee year that ever wilts in this country since Columbus discovered it Yon remember that they caused the death of citiI7ensWell the durned things made pnhof my mules run oft and kicku brand new mower all to nigger9gutIing a dollar and a half a day was hot as the mischief and f NEW T STORE I CHOICEST Teas Coffees Baking Powder China Glassware and QucoiiNivaru Given ns Premiums t- oPUUCIIASEUS Goods Delivered tree of Charge Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co 137 East Grin St Next to Post Offlcc Lexington C S BRENT Grain Seeds Hemp and Wool 22 A 21 SOUTH BROADWAY LXINGTON KENTUCKY Commercial Shorr andand Telegraph Department STATE A M COLLEGE 1J5 s 137 J Mmmiiit St LEXINGTON ICY Ir c tf05I 1fI Lo 7 7 frJ c lo Jj r CJ t2n 26 11 L a v Q L vti 1 r r ti C JtIiIo1r PiIurlpil I TIE PERFECTION SURREY Carriages Phretons Buggies Road Carts Wagqns of all kinds PUICES rive tDWIG I CD fLJmS ix HARDWARE GUNS LESIIARNESS And the Largest Improved Agricultural IWICl111mt HAY PRESSES DeLONG Co New All Steel Frame McCormick Binder The Unci waled Standard Mower The Vnndiver Corn Planter The Malta and Ohio Corn Cultivators The Host Chilled Plow The Vulcan ofaa pair socksI haul thrown away my old shoes because they wore all the skin oilniy heels an old pair of cotton breeches origin ally blue that had been washed ncfa thin cotton shirt split down the back like a sevenyear locust r cotton hat that I gave a quarter for at Slmws that I was wearing the second summer that had been through seven hundred rains and the stiffening was all washed ont until youcould stick it in your vest pocket like your summer girls Capo May bathing suit and my hate was cut fight ing fashion with a lawn mower In that way I got mad at them bumbleboos and I took a brush and wont for sixteen nests that Ielleda thousand in fifteen 4 niggers had to hunt stumps and lay across them to laugh and it was nip and tuck which was goy ing to come out on top me or the bunihlcbccs hut I downed them filthy I know where to draw the line mid I am not going to stir up these Lcxingtoji politicians again unless Jcall stay in a little more Jhoivih pwf than a boarding house l THE IILIARD CO S UJ1 1 10 V mlniii it Lexington Icy- 1ffJSIC amI AR- TDEALERS Pianas Dpgans Etchings and Artistic Framing TIB WO- ODDRUGGIST 9 43 E laiE St LEXINCTUNIKY EENRY VOGTD1LL1Ii IN Staple and FancyGroceries FRUITS POULTRY AND VEGETABLES SpeciaL attention paid to Country Produce Telephone call 177 TERMS 30 DAYS Cor Broadway and Short Sts flBIrEmrll nU i i 10 DBIARE RECEIVING DAILY All the New a 4INt t ll4ft 7 e tr2D M 1 ta l1 q t D a CHINN ROSS TODD L n SaOESA FEW SPECIALTIESOUR CELEBRATED ENGLISH tRAIN WAIEIKPHAST 200 250 wear like iron keep the feet perfectly dry OUR KANGAROO CALF AND HEAVY CALF SHOES areIcalf lined have extra Tap Soles 8400 make elegant shoes for heavy wear Our stock of Mcus Shoes is complete from the heaviestb COME AID SEE nun ASSOKTMEXT AM PRICES SIIeASSETT SONSo EASX lIAIN STISJDISX The Cheapest place in the City to Purchase DRUGS TOILiT ARTICLES Pens Paper and Stationery of All Kinds LS Arr EDGARS PHARMACY 70 AND 72 EAST MAIN STREET All Electric tars Pas he Doer TG CALVERT 23 EAST MAIN Has received the largest and most Complete Stock ever brought to Lexington WATCHS DIAMONDS Solid Silver Plated Ware French Ainercan Clocks Bronzes Fane1 Goods Sole Agent for the celebrated Agasiz Timing Watch Diamond letting a specialty Fine Timing Watches repaired and warranted FINE TAILORING FALL 189O Wo have just opened antI are now displaying the handsomest lino of Foreign Piece Goods we have ewer shown Wo have Kreatly increased our facilities for fine work and can show you as handsome and stylish garments aa any made in this country Look through our stock place your orders early before the fall rush comes All work turned out promptly Wilson Hunt and CotWIIITE MALL BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages BuggiYJtupiilrinft prompHy done and ou reasonable terms f They lire also agents for FRAIZEK CELEBRATED CARTS Wo also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND USIIDJ TCFICEDProsthetic dentistry separated from operative dentistry They do not belong to each other nod should riot step com pany A Prosthetic Dentist is one who gives Ins whole time to arti ficial teeth leaving the filling to be duce by operative dentists- I tithe impressions and do ill work myself thus avoiding all risk My charges will be us light as I can afford to make them Mouths differ more than do lacesno two being alike therefore no fixed price can he given until alter an examination Teeth made on any material which putionts may prefer I did all the phite eorl for the Into Dr S Driggu luring a period of twelve yours J did all of Dr It J Torres work whilst ho was in Lexington and have made thousands of sots of teeth for other dentistsConfining myself exclusively to the prosthetic branch of dentistry 1 will of course do superior work Cleansing extracting mind straightoning teeth are included in lilYlipecialty No charge for misfits Oflico and laboratory Juhnsllttilthucg directly over Mrs tSomons Manicure Parlors Entrance on Walnut Street opposite Government Building F B BOSWORTH t ft t Jl