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Digital page images are linked to the text file. r BLUEGRASS BLADE 1 JTo1 I No 7nm u Lexington Kentucky SaiurdiiyI November 22d 1890 d Subscription 2 a YearI A CompoHilioii on The Cow The above engraving from a photograph hy Mullen is oTerec to the readers of TUB BLADE without extra charge just as the New York Voice oft rs The An- gelus This picture is intended tc present the Prohibition argu ment to the Farmers Alliance people All previous compositions on The Cow have assumed that The cow is a very useful animal This cow is an exception to that rule AngelusisGeneral Vannaraaker The orig inal of this picture is the property of R B Neal editor of The vWorker Prohibition- It will be noticed that this cow is not a shorthorn Tat only short horns that have over been popular in this State were bn cattle This picture ought not to re quire a key to it but the ar gument for liquor has been so thoroughly indoctiinatcd into the Kentucky mind that it quires a diagram to get the peo plo of this country to see any force in anything that opposes it A Farmers Alliance man ought certainly to know about cows and hiMKam a farmer an know a em You see t1i18HJquo 0 tiling on wl eeISj1ite cow is as bigas that farmer and his two story house put together That cow eats a haystack like that every year The corrected reports of the cost of that hay say that the hay that that cow eats costs 900000000 a year Lextuglon Christians tug Evnlu I am going to tell you some thing tolerable funny that yoi have thought about and you will say so when you read it It is suggested by the fact thai my good friend and neighbor in this city has complained several times lately because the BIAD did not get to him all right I am going to retaliate just a little He and his wife are thoroughly orthodox Christian people and have been so ever since I knew them I have one of these bad memories that never forgets any thing and I nearly always find a chance to get even with a fellon if it takes forty years to do it You Christian people are evo luting and you dont know itand you wouldnt care if you did know and you couldnt help yourselves if you did care and I have helped you to evolute and I pro pose to do it still further and you are not very badly scared bymy plain outspoken proposition I have for years been trying tc get into to your heads that the Christian religion is something tc DO rather than something to be Gene and the year of the Lord is ut hand when the public estimate ol a Christian is going to be the man who practices toward his fellowman the good deeds that Jesus ol Nazareth taught and people wont care a snug whether that man believes that Jonah swallowed the whale or the whale swallowed Jonah or the whole thing was a fish story that wouldnt do to tell to the marines while on the other hand the man who claims to believe everything in the Bible anti nay believe everything in it who sings psalms and prays am votes tin whisky and is of licensing certain umncntioimhU houses as I heard a preacher this city say he was wi lea an inlidol and hypocrite The plo that arc encouraging this sen timent urn pretty equally dividoi into asides falling thuinselvi1 Prohibitionists Rationalists am Cranks Without joking their seems to h a regular tier an organ but we will lot it go at 800000 000 A hundred millions of dollars would bo considerable it mentioned in connection with sending the gospel to the heath en or building free schools or charitable institutions but as at investment in Kentucky whisky and beer that gives to men the personal liberty to get drunk and kill somebody or whip their wives its not enough to content about and we will let the cost of that haystack go for 800000000 as indicatedmy the artist anc based on a congressional report of a committee appointed for that calf Revenue runs with its manmy and gets every drop of the milk So that all that cow has to do is to raise one call like that every year Now the very slime congressional committee made solelyof Democrats and Republicans mold without a Prohibitionist on it reports to the Government that that calf as n yearling will sell for 90000000 ninety millions af dollars When we get up into the nil lions its hard to think about emotive values so woHeut oil levan cyphers from the cost of tho hay that the cow cats and from the value of the calf not 3t weaning time but as a year iner rrnlJl find tlmtwolnc4 y fe dll woRn of egular racehorse pure timothy to a cow that does nothing but aiso a 0 calf every year Now you see Uncle Sam iver on the right there has been iguring on this kind of farming and he has concluded to come round with a sh itgun and kill iation of cranks and they have found the desired fraternization in ProhibitionThey letters to me mid claim to be cranks and nIl three of these orders are equally zealous against the liquor trallio I have only yet known but one rationalist who is not a Prohibitionist Tic is a very learned man I am going to recall some facts that you will remember that will show you the growth of sentiment in favor ol the practical in religion and the corresponding secession from Kccleaiasticism and the fear of priestcraft About fifteen years I wrote an article for the boxing on Press called A Lay Sermon for Preachers and being a layser mon it laid for them The worst thing in it was my ridicule of an Episcopal preach ers corning out before all the people with a night gown on in day time- I poked all sorts ot fun at it and rung all the changes on itIaud everybody laughed but the Episcopalians and they didnt laugh worth a cent 1r that nnv ful minates through that organ then smole the benignant smile that now illuminates the sanctum of the P ess Captain Jesse Woodrttfl in those daysu8 an employed editor furnished bruins for the PresH My piece wits published in the absence of the proprietor and Captain Woodruff by far the most competent newspaper man in the town was discharged front his position for printing it and has never since engaged in jour nalism The discharge of Captain Voodrull was done byo man of the high order of intelligence of the Press proprietor to placate the oitendcd religious sentiment of a part of this community that was so largo that the pro prietor thought it oxpe1iontto do thisYet I could print that sumo piece in the HIAUR to day and I do not suppose there is an lipiscopal ian town that would ho silly enough to get mad about it tutu the cow But just as Uncle Sam is go ing to shoot a Kentucky Demo crat says Hold on Uncle Sam dont kilt thee hen that lays the golden egg Hnv are we going to raise Mlnvonue to pay current expenses of the Govern ment without that cow T And you see that Uncle Sam has dropped ills gun from his eye when ho had drawn a bead on that cow to lilt her behind the shouldnr and go right into her vitals and Uncle Sam says he has to give if ip because he cant see row he is going to raise Revenue without the cowBut on the left there in that humble house with his front porch hardly as high a3 his head is a Farmers Alliance man who is a party Prohibitionist and who votes with the Prohibitionists as the shortest cut to getting at what the farmers want lie is yelling out to Uncle Sam and this is what he says Shoot that cow Shes a bummed old stray anyhow and eats X80 worth of my hay every year Kill the cow and I will pay you the 9 that you get every year for Kev enuc out of my own pocket by direct taxation and make 71 by the trallsllctIQnI mils BLADE wants every Pan OtLfmH lRnin t1I1 Whl country to study this beautiful ifIIback by the mountains all put together less it was otto of these preacher petting women AntIet that little joke on fashionable ecclesiastical tlubbery not more than fifteen years ago caused a seven days sensation in this town Another time about twelve years ago Talmago came here and down in the old opera house notltaiflivered down there to twenty seven people paid for the opera house mtselt for my own adtitissionandl gave the gross proceeds to Mayor Johnson for city charities Talinages lecture was misera bly bad 1 was reporter for the Press All the other newspapers in town either because they did not know any better or in keeping with their policy which they sill maintain that gives tatty to all preachers piled the eulogiums on Talmage like ho had done something great I said the lecture was no good mind got on few old chestnuts on Brother Talmago the whole thingnot being more than a quarter of a column I was tired for writing it h friend who now complains that he does not get The Blade is in the citynt next door neighbor He came warned me most earnestly as a friend that such comments would ruin me and I would have to be careful to keep my ideas to myself and 1 felt miser hle and contemplated suicide and wished never had been born or had waited about fifty years longer before I was born so that I would timidreople iu the world that had sympathy with me But now though Talmage is a rampant Prohibitionist I could say every thing about him that III thou said and that he was for the boodle thats in religion beside and my trieiuland patron not only will not be olVendcd at it but he will leak like a mule if ho doesnt get his paper regularly that is telling him these verysttlime things and proposes still to toll them few veers later Colonel- FletehtemhlitliStOll now of Wash iifton knocked me clean out anc caused me to hang up The Hindi the first timebyat reply that he made to an assault thltt I had made Sum Jones a Prohibitionist but nll unmitigated l latherskite as ccrs- tood in a The Ietho1ists ilhever car about that High SrJones on true t Camp Meeting iut to 1lIIIlehed as a nuisance When I flattened out Sans that time the orders toUstop my papa rolled in on me until I felt so bad that I stopped every bodys paper andwent home Imcl went to wo On the farm And yet in this whole State tlijcs not a man that ritl ijc Ponlni3higlm now to stop Ilia paper bcau what say ubollt Snm Jones Since that tiufe I have said things immensely mord ultra in the line of my religious convictions than T hall ever sai then The Lextngtcjii Press made nn nhortive effect t knockout Prom bition by attaching my rcligioi cluunpionI wrote it and the typo setters who set it up can nolvllcall that sitcl SCltemhcrwlitten The tact is tint the world do move notwithstanding Hever end Jaspers theology and astron omy to the contrarIVhenever o the clerical oillthso read am understand the epistle of James- as to realize anA preach that the butt end of Ch istianity is something we have to do not so what we have ti believe muchI will ProhibitiOi weep this try lint the pay and the who will have ccomplished Pro hibition will hi ye a whole lot of other good thiligs to go for and we Prohibition fits and CranksI and simon pur Rationalists Wf ll have a young millenium her the first thing 11Iflibitioriist epic J t James kind ota Chliutiau datattornliat hisfrrimantalmost somebody pay ny traveling expenses aud run THE BLADE while I would be gone And you would not have that mUll from Millersburg writing up here to know Billy had ever done andalrour folks saying Give it up ask us something easy Instead of that lie worships John Calvin and whisky and Democracy and preaches the gospel of tariff for ovenue only us the glad tidings of great joy which should be unto ill men I was talking to one of these formers Alliance fellows here the other night and tryingto get into his skull could come in and help us in he Prohibition work he would have sober neon to make the laws for his people and all of us far tiers and justice would be done the farmer He came from the tack woods talked bad grammar had on a dirty shirt and yore a nose liko one of these old ushioncd red pinies that re alled what old Jack Falstatt mud of old Bardolphs nose That Alliance fellow thought he hit Prohibition a regular socdola er when he said wouldnt care to have Prohibition if I thought the Prohibitionists wouldstop vheu they got rid of liquor but tho next thing would be some thin jOut of babes and iiicklings Thou has perfected praise Right you lire old piney nose you sized up the most ad vanced thinkers among our peo pIc We only want to get rid of iquor as a hindrance in the way of the positive things we want to tffcetIhenTime next thing will beI something else and the some lur ekes will ho tobacco and gambling und lotteries race horses immoral books immoral newspapers and unmoral haunt Anal tl en well have charitable institiitijins andeduca tional institutionsand eII have schools to show tliU the inference between one mars doing good aud another mans doing bad only because the first mint eats beat biscuit and last one cats soda biscuits the brood mans wilt has cooked his cabbage boiled in pure water and it with cream while the liul man was al ways eating cabbage boiled with lilt piece of sow i omen e u You good people that have got ten an idea into your heads that there is something that lays it 011 money to make men and wonu happy get your preachers on to this racket and the first thing know you will for the first time in your lives know what is meant hr the saying From the days r John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth vi lence and the violent take it I force and all rush into it Allof my people will he up inI the Anton corner and well meetings that will get away Brother Whartons and WithI gels will down here to whats up and whats to pay Mr George Hand of flarroillburg lIII4 Like a 1111I lor Woman For Mrs Afoorc science allirms that omnnsl in society marks of civilization From its twi in Greece through the ItalI ian worshipof the virgin thoI dreams of chivalry the of the civil law and the equalitj of French society we trace gradual recognition while oUIi common law as Brougham confessed was with relation to woman the opprobrium of the ago and of Christianity For 2 forty ears plain men and women 3 workingnoiselessly have washed away that the statute books ot thirtyvoirs have been remodelled woman stands today almost face to faceI with her last claim the It has been a weary and thank less though successful struggle But if there be any that ghastly curse the vice of great cities before which social science stands palsied and dumb it is in this more equal tion of woman If in this battle for universal critI fathers noblest legacy tad the trust God leaves in our handsthere be any which once taken from the armorywill make victory certain it will be as it has been art literature and society sum woman into the political fn R The London Times more than twenty years ago that- ntentpenatce produced more idleness crime disease want tad misery than all other causes put togetlier and the Westmiu ister Review calls it a curse that flu eclipses every other calamity under which we suffer Glad stone speaking as Prime Minis ter admitted cal amities are inflicted on mankind jy intemperance than by the tree great scourages war pestilence und famine Do Quince says the most remarka jle instance of a combinedmove ment in society which history perhaps will be summoned to notice is that which in our day has applied itself to the abate ment of intemperance- No one supposes law can make men temperate Occasionally some sot betrays the average level of liquor intelligence by fancying that to be our belief and plan Temperance men on the ontrury have always known mud argued that we must trust to argument example social fluence and religious principle to make men temperate But law cnn shut up those bars and dram shops which facilitate and find intemperance which double our taxes make our streets unsafe or men of feeble resolution treble the peril to property and life and make the musses tols in the hands jf designing men to undermine Iud cripple laws Going for Our Editors Papers of the State Demo ratic Republican are quoting the BLADES statement that in the city of a large Hoportion of the population of which are Confederate Democratic politics is dished out to them by two two editors one or whom was in the Federal trimly and the other a homo guard luring the war In addition to this Polk now of Middlesbor lough late a Democratic editor of Lexington wus a Federal soldier ind one of the private advisers if Grant and Townsend of the Traiwtript Oem was the only Union man in Mississippi when he had to leave there and comes North because the climate got to warm for him down there Doe Ilooka little singular lir Iarrrr nil Siicrainiiitiit Wine It is high tulle that intoxicating was banished from tho sacramental ber 10I 1ice It law driven to long a habits of intent Kirancu We want YOU to know that iTAYlDR HAWKINS IKTo V mrost 1Iai j3i Stis the best place to buy Fancy Dry Goods and Notions Read the following quotations Perfect fitting Jackets new styles from 350 to 300 Fall WapsBlack Embroidered to 1000 Fichus Cashmere Shawls in Black I White and Colors BlankBtS arjd CamfoPlS the best stock we have ever shown amlat prices that will surprise you ibbrrn9aS the most complete and curL ly selec u stock in the city Uqrrel1l7veal1 a large stock of medium and heavy weights in Ludies Gents and Childrena sizes EU2PyfIEiii our line at the lowest possible price considering qualities We sell you 3 spools Clarks 0 N T Cotton for 10 cents spools Holdings Sewing Silk fowl cents Twist 2 cents Tape for 5 cents Come and See quI bargains Dont forget the place TAYLOR HAWKINS t u THOMPSON BOYD iLitiiitflmcutrei or FINE SADDLES HARNESS RACE AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY No 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY iII COMING ri XROUGII TIXElUYEt This is u living illustration of the advisability when you cant do any better of cowing through the rye for n stilt to replace till one stolen while are bathing It is n nnstivie messing to lose a suit when you can substitute forit a much better one for J1500 at tho One Price Clothing House M KAUFMAN CO 51 halt Main Street LEXINGTON KY nu A1JtillNST New Post Office Drug Store COR MAIN and WALNUT STS LEX KY EST A ISaED 1820 E n SAYHK J W SAYKK E D SAYHK JH AYREs Co BANKERS LEXINGTON KENTUOXY A General Hanking Business Transacted Special Attention given to Collec tines and all Correspondence v P1 f The Farmers Alliance The Farmers Alliance that met in this city last week left here after having made a most pleasant impression on our peo pie They passed resolutions voring Prohibition A majority of them numerically and a larger majority of them intellectually are Prohibitionists but they are without any adequate plan of organization and do not know how to get at what they want They are what the scriptures call wandering staTsin what the astronomers call the nebulous state without form and voidI They are as a body with radical individual exceptions the friends of Prohibition and our natural allies They were pretty haughty su percilhous and independent about their recent political success 1 tried to take some of the windI out of their sails by telling them limplythe way for them and that it was nothingmore than the Dutch taking Amsterdam They saidI I they couldnt see it but they did see it all the same Then they showed their power in South Carolina but what was the rea son Henry Grady has given his jIfthing more than be camp follow ers for Prohibition why dont they sweep whisky Democracy out of Kentucky Their leaders f are all right but they are prac ticing a scheme on their follow ers that is almost as bad as either Democracy or Republicanism The best men among them are Prohibitionists and told me their plans Dr Alexander of this city is a splendid gentleman a farmer as well as physician and says he is thoroughly in sym partylieeverything that comes like th net in the parable that was cast into the sea and then instruct andassimilate them after they get them in But I think that without some more definite plat form of principles they will find that when the assimilating process is attempted to be applied the difficulty will be to what is the standard todetermineI must conform t If I could catch complicated and obscure plans their order is a secret one no man can become a member without pledging himself to sup port it and that without know ing what it is that ho thus engages to supportII do not think anyman ought to do this and upon this ground if upon no other I would object to Masonary Odd Fellow ship Know Nothingism or any proposition in any form to which a man may be asked to subscribe1 without knowing as fully as ho can understand under the mostI 1favorable circumstances never liked secrets I would not be a party Prohibitionist if the order was a secret one The Prohibition party has never had any occasion for secrecy but wants its doors and its deeds Iewidecommon is that they are not a party One of their speakers tookspecial pains to deny the truth of this and say that they were a party The difference is merely technic al Their plans or lack of plans are full of impracticabilities They propose to stand as a balance of power between Dem ocrats and Republicans and to terrorize each of them so that they will bring out as candidates the kind of men that suit the purposes of the Alliance If both of the parties bring out men favorable to the Alliance it is a true that the Alliance can have its purposes accomplished with out voting at all But suppose neither side brings out a man a that suits the Alliance as will al most certainly be the case in a National election what redress will the Alliance have An alligator once swallowed cat alive and whole The cat scratched out and killed the alli gator The Alliance men may Hatter themselves that they are powerful enough to swallow up one of big political parties by combining with them to elect n a manIt look so for awhile but a when it comes to the administration of Governments the Democratic or Republican cat will scratch out Each of these parties has thelslfarming Republicanism in the North east cares but little for the farmer because the farming is not the prominent interest of the country TIle influence of the Northeast is so much greater than that of the Northwest whose farm ing is the principal interest that Northeastern Republicanism can manage Northwestern Republi canism without making any con cessions to it The stronghold of the farmers interest is in the South and Do mocracy the dominent party of the South ought to be the part of the farmer But it is not and is e prestcraticparty The men who are elected to office are nominated by profes sional politicians who lure about the towns and who are not in sympathy with the farming in terests nearlyalwayseffect their purposes and it is therefore almost practically im possible to put into office mon who are known to be opposed to this and the great mass of the farming community of the better class is opposed to this so that the interests of the farmer and the plans of Southern De mocracy are radieallyjit variance st The plan by which the Alliance people may best accomplish their purposes is to coalesce with the Prohibitionists in their effort to overthrow the liquor traflic help them to elect sober and moral men u in which event the country would standeven a better chance for representation than the towns and with this kind of men in office the claims of the farmer would be most naturally secured to him The statistics of our country show that an immense per cent of the physical and moral evils of the land proceed from the use of liquors The use of liquor byour politicians either personally or to influence others is almost univer sal and as the country is lull of politicalevils of which the farmer JIliquors is the cause of this evilI 0 just as we see it to be the the evils of which the statistics can and do take cogni zance The for the Farm Jofall in with the Prohibitionists and help them to cut the taproot the fie whole trouble the liquor ofI Let any farmer in Fayette ty or the Bluegrass region look at the discouraged condition of farming interests nere and then le him remember how many of those who represent us from the United States Senators down are habitual an excessive drinkers of whisky demoralizingdand effect indissolubly linked to gether Overthrow these men by the putIin their places and you will have in power the class of men whom the sober and just claims o the farmers who has the purest and most honest of all callings themselvesIItelligent of these Alliance men some significant appreciations of this idea They had their headquarters at Ashland House in this city lung the main office was nearly all the time crowded with them openingAlliance men said to me With these Alliance men in here I been watching that door and rarely opens Jf these were Democrats that barkeeper in there helpThoseto the old party conventions and the Prohibition conventions at Lieder kranz Hall in Louisville probably remember the saloon attached to the building that is opened for the old party conventions and unoccu piedwhen the Prohibitionists arc there If the Alliance people cast in their lot with us we can sweep the consistentlybe platform upon which allmoral men and good citizens can stand But all Prohibitionists can not he Farmers Alliance men because large portion of the Prohibi tionists are not farmers at all and many of our most influentialmen a ore ministers and other professional- men and mechanics Prohibition may naturally in yinsectionalism necessarily implied in the veryminute of the Farmers Alliance shows that it can not embrace every honest and subs partyI and Prohibitionist andany interests so balance the one against the other that T would not naturally feel any bias I am thoroughly convinced that my inter subIservedpartIJ FarmIAlliance as any county and wno spoke of woman suffrage as if they did not knoit- was being contemplated by many of the finest people of the coun try male and female againstProhibition been abandoned by the Democrats of Blucgrassdom What is Dr Alexander going to Nothingie ant the purpose of educating them togetherforGentlemen you arc making a radicalmistake You hove ready I received your politicaledu cations and are entitled to your sheepskins One part of you arc Democrats or Republicans and the other part of you are Prohibi tionists and the sooner you divide and let each man go to his own of place the better You are too old rilryou go to party has the model man who is to get the advantage of your balance of power scheme you will find that dtIprwant colateElements so incongruous can IeComeparty and help us and thus help yourselves blTheWe give below a list of those who have so far subscribed to the State work and the amount any J1tbntthtoThat amount being 150 per month minus 50 as pledged by the National Committee National Uoromitice50 00 Harris Chrn Paducah 500 B Winslow1 Oarrollt m 5 00 0 Lexington 200 and W D Bryant 2 50 Vm Van Pelt 2 50 G M Brooks 2 50 Geo W Bain 2 00 H Beaty 2 50 0 Dedinan Harrodsburg 2 50 Fort Louisville 2 50 D T Chesnut Woodbine 2 50 Dr Ronalds Louisville 2 50 A B Jones Lawrenceburg 2 50 Dr J D Paducah 2 50 W E Dawson Bowling Green 100 a Jas B tucker Somerset 00 W H Nortucut Oynthiana 00 Robt L Cooper 100 00tH Clay Smith Owenton 50 James M Coy e Russell Cave 50 A P Morton Lexington 50 Total ycs 50 Come on gentlemen with your pledges and increase this to the 150 mark by November 25thI The Committee has several good men in view anda careful lection will be made from among them to do this work and we promise you that through the but hopefin this State will be easily doubled the next electiontcJOSIAH HARRIS Charntc KyByon November 1890e rlionKentuckyI agree to pay per month to the treasurer of said Prohibition State Executive la Committee for the periodof twelve months commencing with is this month soil ending with the und month of October 1891 subject to the following conditions 1 This pledge shall be binding keg the upon me onlwhen by similar pledges your Committee have securednot less than one hundred dollars per month for said time and the ofbecomein the event of my death occur to ing during the time for which of this pledge is made Name the City or town and County State lust LEXINGTON Ky Nov 1790 Chas C Moore Esq Editor Blade I enclose you for publication list of the subscribers Jknownsion At the bottom of which will see facsimile of pledge You should appear in order that originalblack bad left in THE BLADE and send in to the ful OommitteeI ran and due y IsclG110 E Maxwell Street only lilt the Criminal with Quit abusing and fighting the saloonkeeper hit nearer howe and mural the voter Youll find him in rue onlnit taint paw Ha it the chief In Sea11y FenceI have as a farmer used the following varieties of fencing stone post and rail plnnlc and post bathed wire linked wire Virginia worm iucludirgfluethis city and I hereby testify that in a half dozen of the most import elements it is the best fence I ever saw Sworn to on the Dictionary byme this October year of our Lord 1850 CHARLES C MOOII- EProhibitionist and Crank am in Trouble With the Cen AgainThe The Blade will miss its next issue I was a census enumerator and have not done my work to the satisfaction of the Governmen- tIt will be remembered bysome my readers that tiller the tiro issue of The Blade of the last se mylIstrlctdiseased persons This time the G crmnent says I have not counted all the deaths that have occurred in my the CensuS year I want i rightThe have had a hot time tip to date They stop a buzz saw to let it oil mid make by it in the long I shall use thd missing week to things cool ollsome and to cool some myself and calculate bearings I hope I will come out better man and I will make a paperIIwont do lIlY more quarclingI am tired of it and suppose some others are If I d more they will have to get a batch- I may have said some pretty ugly but some awful ugly ones been said silent me and to meOn the liquor issue I am right andevery body that opposes me is wrong but things have been too ex citing for an old conic like Iam I am going t make soother ef fort to tone down after this Its a solemn dity to go over the country and count the people that have died I hope I may be properly impressed by it May be there is a destiny shapes our ends rough hew them we willand it nay be that this is case of that kind with some in scrutable purpose of good in it Letus reader and writer hope that it matt bDt uo6iscttm ntrl ol MUIXIY WHAT OUR FELLOW CITIZEN FOUND DOWN AT THE BOTTOM IvllUvul OWrvHtlun by s To- Yof1 Citizrnlteportei by E J Wheeler rr tho enflt of Tliosn Who Allctr Partial cOInty the tmvlnx returned from thn bottom not tho ash ceo supposed or the Spool of herein reticle a true nuoimt of whet there The fault lies with our eye doctors That millions of voters should have been allowed with a few exceptions go blind in one eye is a terrible reproach the oculists Yet this fan fact Whenever it comes an examination the cesspool of pol every Republican hits one far ghted wido open eye for the corruption the Democratic side of the pool and Democrat has a keen vision in one e for the iniquities on the Republican But each has one blind eye tha sees tto rottenness on his own side of the pool Great pains is taken in every cam paign by each side to keep the fa sighted eye wide open What is needed to get the blind eye open McGinty is positive that the cesspool rank on both sides it is one cesspool the chief source of corruption is the name for it alltUnt is to say bung hole or rather two bunjhole8 one in whisky barrel the other in tho beer McGinty syd that until a dead set is mode at these tJungbcles and those who control them all the municipal leagues reform clubs of creation may skim scum off the cesspool until the crack doom without making it wholesome That is what McGinty says He ought know for he has been to the bottom the thing Look at it hoWs third of the Republican primaries and twothirds of Democratic p iraaries in New York nearly the saite proportion in Brook lynheld by actual count in saloons Look at it says ho twelve of Re pnblican clubs iq Nev York city in too presidential crnpaign were named after liquor tlacrs nail supported and controlled by tlti And it was the New York vote that decided the presi dential election People talk about Tammany says he is Tammany but an organization saloon keepers and their dummies t of the gemral committee of 4000 members nearly 700 are liquor dealers might bloc up Tammany Hall as bighas Hell Gab and with the saloons we would have a new Tammany as as the old People thought it was Tweed who male Tammany so power Tweed went to the penitentiary then they thought it was Kelly Kelly died and lOW they think it is all to Croker Grant Gilroy and Cock But jwhaw the big four might die from softening of the conI ence and the saloons would keep just where it is now The way to feat Tammany Hall at present is to getup another organization more saloox keepers in it than Tammany hasand then it will be just as wicked as Tamnany Ilw rat of Tcam sn J tola in tile name 1t wins oecanao tile saloon keepers in it are so Tammany Cast your eye on this fact also says McGinty In tho Republican general committee of New York city there were in fiftythree liquor dealers by actual count more than from any other Everybodywhen Saint Matthew Quay made the deal with Tammany by which the same vote that elected Hill governor elected thefmij oayo Mommy have heard some pious citizens lately say that for a man to join tho Knights of Labor is to make himself morally responsible for the timetlegiance to a political party that had for its national chairman a brarfded crimi nal and for the vice president of its tional committee a confessed briber and for its national treasurer another briber in blocks of five The baldheaded fact is that the saloons run the political shebang of every large city in the Union just as they do in New York And there are none in which theaLouis Omaha and Kansas City What is worse says McGiuty they are going to keep on running things as long as they run themselves heoare can done One is to let the saloons keep on running things and the other is to send the whole infernal saloon business to everlasting smash And McGinty ought to know for he has been to the bottom of the thing Hang it all says he so long as his bust ness is legalized the saloon keeper has as much right in politics as any other man It makes me tired to hear men talk about the saloon keeper as a sort of leper while he is simply conducting the business which the same men vote to license and protect by law and to receive money fromevery year They vote to legalize the business and to share in the proceeds and then are shocked over the wickedness of any man worsecme sick They make me sicker than the cesspool did For my part Im tired of being one of the silent partners of the saloon business he says and Im going to try how it feels to be a straight out clean cut np putrilthtP1oWbition This has come to be a political ques tion says he It has got to be looked at from the broad standpoint of public necessity If I insist on tho continuance of the saloon in order for mo to get my beer conveniently then I insist on aining the cesspool No cesspool no wiloon No saloon no beerunless you males it for yourself All r McGinty let er go The im w cares more for the gratification of hi private appetite for beer than harefor his country ought to crawl down sewer pipea small ono so hell get stuck and cant get out Id like to know anyhow if we wouldnt be better off all around without the busi Let alcohol stood on tho saute basis that other poisons stand on and let the doctors administer it to those who really poisonsropium joint and tl11 put a party in power that will enforco the law if it has to turn the hose on every beer guzzling intIts got to come to that says he and the quicker the better So count me in bigTcesspool in the right way and I like nerve This in what McGinty says and he ought to know for hit went to the bot tom of things Send Your Contribution to Neliraika Without it Ueluy It is most urgently desired that all societies lodges unions or other tem perance organizations that have raised any money for Nebraska campaign cud have nut yet forwarded the same on account of unpaid pledges will forward immediately to II E George Burr block Lincoln Neb nil funds now in their intended for the Nebraska Amendment campaign committee is very much in need of funds uutUhau received hilt a proportion ortho amount of money supposed to have been raised for the Nebraska campaign work delayinthe noilreceipt of a grout deal of this money but if it is delayed very much longer it will seriously embarrass the committee by deterring them from un dertaking important work that must be victoryThis funds out pledged to thin national committee or to Thu Voice fund But it is of the most pledgedbepledge is to tho national committee send all you Imo at once to J Lloyd Thomas secretary East Fourteenth street New York If to The Voice fund send immediately to Funk Wagnalls nail 20 Astorplsice New York If you havo money to send not previously pledged do not fail to send it at onto to II E George Burr block Lincoln Neb The result of the election may depend on the activity of the state committee during the closing days of the cam paigii Their hands will be tied unless they receiVe all funds pledged or collected without delay Wo lay this responaibil ttuY VIIA RACKET STORE 11 13 W Main StThe cool weather wlllpoon ho here We are fixed for it witn the largest stock of Hid Bud WINTER GOODS WO lucre ever shown Ulldelwcar for lien at 20 25 45Ladies Vest at 20 25 35 45 50 lip to 125 each 48 up toeachChilirens Veits cud Pants fit all prices fnrm 8 eta to 100 each gradesWhiteBed Blankets all wool fit 125 up to 1000 pair pricesl7ashMelts Nellie Bizips GlovocSlmi 150sClonke Clarks cotton Gloves tc Needles and Pins at ono cent paperat Four Cents per spool J D PURCELL 1m YOU WANT THE RESX JELQUJRJS- EI Cream Extract BE SIM TO ORDER THAT BRAND MADE BY Lexington Roller Mills Co JOS Le COMPTE Secc Manager Heating Stoves Furnaces Am HIM H la Hiii JB Always iitet HEATERisEddy anaU l1ri IIWarm Air FamesA- IIE THE nEST lIADE And Noclmrgewe sell as cheap the cheapest Give a call Kesportfully VANCE F ffi NEY20 WEST MAIN STR POPULAR FOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN NOW BEING REFURNISHED The Phoenix Hotel Restaurant Shell Oysters Carte and Eireryf tyng in Season nr STRICTLY FIRST CLASS Best in Lexington J H DAVIDSON Propr u KIDDcue GRA Vm 51 DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plain Hardware AMUNITIONiMANTELS AND GRATES TILING KcltincIMmipHBird CUKON and JloiiHC FuriilshiiiK Goods Harbedtimid- surd Smooth IViri and Bendy lllxeel Paint 56 58 E Main St TelephoDel84 COME AND SEE 07ERSTREET WILSONSi 1iLICGANUlNew Drug Store No 15 NORTHERN BANK BLOCK SHORT ST Where Only FirstClass Goods will be Sold in EvcryiDepartment at LOWEST I1IICEStu F K IT ID E ILsFS Marble and Granite Works 44 W Main St near Broadway LEXINGTON KENTUOKY CEMETERY WORK OF ALL KINDS- N u11 IOxcentcl ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED SATISFACTION QUARANTKRD The Troubles of a Prohibition Editor Considering that I do the best know how I reckon I have more trouble than any man in the United Stntesexceptmywifedear woman reading1Brothe Georgetown Times it sounds like he is making a pretty good case Bro Bell amuses me and makes me mad too I found out away years ago that he would get mad every time I poked any fun at him and whenever I want to say something mean about any newspa per I stick it on the Georgetown Times and I have never yet failed to stir him Anybodycan run n newspaper like he is doing All in the world he has to do is to brag on the Dem ocrats and abuse the Republicans and its a success every time But Bro Bell makes a point that I am glad of as it gives me an op portunity to explain It is that my paper recently shows that I have gotten from un der the influence of my wife that I promised should read my pr6of sheets and give it the gentleness that hangs like a heavenly halo aroundeverything that a woman like she is does In the first placo it proved not to be practicable for her to do so for she is eight miles in the country managing the farm to make some I thing to feed me and the children in case The Blade dont pan out any good for us and sometimes I have to write in town But thnt is not all Brother Bell the finest Christian women in Fay ette county begged her to turn me is loose and me run it myown way for they said we were leaving all the seasoning out of it and 1 couldsee plainly that these rascally papers in this town were all in cahoot to do the inoccuous desue tude act on me and leave the im pression that I got scared and had to haul in my horns and at that rate in three months The Blade would have gotten down to the level of these papers here But if Bro Bell wants to trya little experiment 1 will send him down a dozen copies oi The Bluegrnss Blade as a present and he may send a boyout with them and the Georgetown Times and see which sell faster I know that I am right and that Bro Bell and every Demo cratic newspaper in the State is wrongand they know it just as well us I do There is hardly a Christian woman in the city of Lexington that is not for me and Mr Sam Clay the President of the Womans Christian Temperance Union as bright as a bran new dollar and who ought to be the Superinten deut of the City Schools insteadof Cassidy toldme the other day with tears and smiles in her eyes at the same time of the singular way she got the money to pay for The Blade and how she had told so her children that she knew the Lord was going to arrange it somehow it Theres not a lady around at this instivAtion on Market street that finds hues fur the poor that is not a friend 0trlt0 Blade and the Sis tor Superior oSt JosephsHos pital gives me u cordialshake hands and kindly words and if I 11Lexingtonitmost zealous worker in tlw Catholic Church And yet allIf them know that I dont believe much more in Catholicism than I do in MohamedIIf you will read Carlisle you will find that he was a nice man and the boss of all the Prohibitionists that ever lived or died Besides this a woman from an unmentionable in this city writes me n letter of thanks for my crusade against the liquor infamy- that she says took her where sho is Brother Bell I serve notice on you that neither you nor the whole Democratic party can down the W C T U if theres a God in Heaven or justice on the earthand your injured innoccnse racket dues not fool me worth a cent nor a single one of the Prohibitionists of Scott county to whom you appeal when you do the baby act r You and every editor in Lex ington know you are wrong and everydayyou live but you are too conceited to admit that you are wrung and you dont want to jeopardise a sue byvyour judgment hangs wavering in the balance It may be that you arc right in supposing that it may not sUlced but you know that it is an issue so paramount to everything else in American politics that only n at he can claim to be alla man who espouses it regardless of cost If you Democratic editors want to make money like Judas Isea riott for a while possibly proposed to do it you may do so but Ill be dogged if I dont sec that you shall not successfully pose as martyrs beside of Its a disgrace to you and all th newspapers in Lexington that on ICj poor little Prohibition paper can all half the time forIsympathy for the way the BLAIn treats you If Prohibition is wrong and Democracy is right why dont you answer me with ark guments that knock the stuffing of Prohibition It is a fact that while aboutforty fellows proposed- to quiet me by brute force since the BIADK started the last time body has ever proposed to do it by argument You are bound to see theand ought to know that it will DemocracyWhen papers I do not count the Leader of this city as anything Mr Howardcalls it weak kneed and that is the opinion of it in the cityIt is very valiant in its attacks upon things a thousand miles oil from here but you will find that it is not going to say much against Democracy in Lexington If there is anything in the world that I do know it is theology and Prohibition I know the sentiment ot this omintry upon these two subjects just like 1 had my fingers on the publics pulse and it doesnt cost me any trouble- to find out They meet me on the street and tell me and write me letters from a distance and tell me The last issue of the BLADE was one of the most popular ones that have issued Old Dr Chinn writes I like your last paper H jj Montgomery your Georgetown banker sends his money and ends a com plimentary letter by saying Lay on McDuif Hon Hart Uoswell reported to me as having said The last issue alone is worth a dollar and the BLADE is the cheapest paper in tins United States Brother Wilson the carriage man said Brother Moore my wife and I just laughedand laughed at the bumble bee story Mrs Potts the magazine writer says Mr Moore you ought lotto waste your time on this town but you ought to get a salary like Bill Nye Judge Denny says it was a boss A gentleman that I did uot know called across the street and said Charley that last one was daisy Another man threw two dollars across the muddy street to me and went on and didnt want any receipt Townsend said I wouldnt take a dol lar for mine even the Major laughed W F White said It is worthmore than every other paper in the town and handed me his two dollars Captain Bernard Giltner said Charlie Iam coming around with my two dollars soon Iwas just in a saloon taking n kink and I said to the barkeeper you fellows of all the fellows in town are the veryones that ought to take Moores paper He jump on you saloon fellows like the other temperance papers do he goes far the big fellows You all know yon are wrong und do and so does he Griffin the coal man says Give to them I will give you an vertisement Dr Caldwell one of the hand somest men in town stops a mag nificent block horse he was riding and says Mr Moore I am for you I am in a business that shows the evil effects of whisky Mr A P Martin says I am a man but I have got 50 for to start a daiy Mr Voght that keeps a nice grocery und doesut sell whisky 81lSh My wife cant wait from one week to another to get THE BLADU and mo for it three or four times uplookitngnot known said I am a carpenter and fell oft a house und broke my ribs but just as soon as I can get sumo sonic mpney I am going to pay you for the BLADE let it com on keeperCouncilman figuring somehow to get the BLADE regularly as not to let mo know it Saloon keeper Jones was tickled over the way Mrs Henry and did up tlmt Versailles fat saloonkeeper that sang in the churchchoir Ollie Hedd said I am mighty youDrgoing to manage the Formers Alliance so that wo will vote with you Mrs Scott mother of the Opera House man said I Wlllltc to shako hands with you as all the ladies Miss Iloyt SIlSh Mr Moore dont let them make you leave puperMryellow ribbon vo are for you Another fellow writes in a letter soyaheresRev fJA Cutler from Richmond Va gives me his prayers and blessings William Failey and James M rightPobeys was written Mr C F Alford father the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor says I am for you Brother Mooro you arc on the right line and Mr Moses Kaufman one of the broadest minded men in the town in his rentlemaulyand kind and forci way gives me a good rap across the knuckles for things that I have said that ho does not approve of Its hard to please thorn all IIASII Messrs James C Wallace President J T Patterson and Professor It do Roode who sub scribed to the stock of THE BLADE have paid their money as a subscription to the paper The first two as what they thought the best moans of help IE BLADK and tine last to relievo himself of financial re sponsibility for the paper The California Voice not New York is for Demorest and Bid well for President and Vice Pres ident in 1892 John Wannama ker is a Prohibitionist and if he would get out from among the Republicans would make u strong candidate Tho New York Voice is fussing at the alleged Christians who will not assist in the Prohibition cause One preacher goes for the Voice to the effect that what the Voice is doing is calculated to disparage the church The Voice in its repy uses the word liedc misery likes compuuyf They say that there was ono of them that I didnt hit half hard enough Itrhoington if the city has to pay 300000 to get it here With the capital here the streets all paved as third street is and the city managed by Prohibitionists Lexington would be the finest place in America to liverBob Cassidy complained to me that Col Gribbins was libeling him through the columns of the Press We shed tears together1 Will the gentlemen of sCouncil please listen to Engi neer Tottens plan for building big sewer down Vine street and will they please not let any of the new street be put down on IIfirstThe willipuswallipus would not even do to prepare the mac adam for the very brick street on Wett Third What a jugger naut to the political hopes of one Lexington ring internal ma1I chine was- Brethren please read what Committcenmn Brooks says abut the State fund and send him or lion Josiah Harris at Paducah your monthly Pled ell The Humane Exposition nal of Cincinnati mentions Mrs Dr R J Porre and Miss Iar forIImerlprominent parts in the worthy purpose to which tho Journal is devoted To ill Benders of The llladc IigoThey all go to the Young Men Christian Association in this city Those who have subscribed for the paper for a year will pleaser send me 2 From this stockholders are not exempted Of those to wuom the par has been coming without their order none are under nuns obligation to me for the paper up until this time Those who do not want it will please infjrm me orallyor by writing to that effect and those who do want it will please sendme the money for it or inform me that they intend to do so at some reasonably early date In cases where mpera arc paid for by parties and sent to their friends the parties receiving the paper will always receive a printed receipt stating by whom lid IIwillhave people help The Blade and its cause hut I do not ask uiyabody to do it who can not do so conscientiously consistently with their means lhrlMooreI am a crank on standard time and I am beginning to think that we are both right Alderman W W Bruce Hay for Sale and Crass for Rent I have fifty tons of the very finest pure timothy hay that I want to sellancl which I will de liver in Lexington and one hun died cures of good bluegrass ele watered that will he lint for winter grazing that I want to rent tf CHARLES C MOOUB AMeoilciuiiH Act IIlhc fow issues back of one of NicoIdemnsThe friend is a minister one o the best men in the town one of the smartest men and one of the best posted and most earnest Prohibitionists He preaches it in hitpulpit as every consistent Christian minister is bound to do and will soon deliver a discourse here upon that subject to the W C T U Some people thought I meant to cast a slur upon tho Prohibition minister I hope that any hodvI who thinks that will get the New Testament and read the 3rd and 7th CI apters of John that tell about Nicodemus He was one of the nicest m n in the Bible I wish reader of The Blade would make a habit ofrreading the New Testament in ccn nection with it If any preacher in this town ever gets to 10 half aa good a man as Nicodemus he may thank his stars for it for he will get a harpu in the sweet by and by ADDISON HADLEY3 rtlie Present a rnrm tu the Imlluim T tor n Girl School c Addison Htulloy and Martha Jane his wife a well to do couple of Hadloy near Indianapolis Iud deeded as n free giftbto the Womans Christian union of Indiana a fine furm of acresII to be used as the location of an industrial school for girls The only condition imposed by the donors is that the Womans Christian Temperance union shall have in hand und of not less than 5000 by Feb of with which to erect and suitablye equip building for the school Over 0000 tl already subscribed and there will be no difficulty in securing cash sum by the time set The for transfer of the property was made he occasion of a celebration and jubilee- A board of trustees composed of the fol to lowing persons was appointed to control the property Mrs Mary E Hapgart In dianupolis president Mrs L M Beck Bloomington vice president Miss L E teed Indianapolis corresponding secreT Visa Alioo V Hastings Richmond recording secretory Miss Mary G Hay Indianapolis treasurer Mrs J R Nicli ols Indianapolis Mm Caroline Edger ton Dunreith Miss Mary Hadley Bloom ingdale anil Mrs C C Hodgin Rich iiiond The purpose of the Womans Christian Tempuruiicu union is to make the Had ley school most comprehensive in its Instructions will be given not only in all kinds of housework and ing but in small fruit growing sewI culture gardening dairy work poultry raising und other farm pursuits adapted- to women Tho school will be open to fIIwill be admitted upon the payment a small fee WELL NAMED True IMUllThose who object to the Prohibition on account of its name are request ed to ponder this from The BeuconVI tibutouodistinctiveis what is needed in regard to existing 01ISpeculation in stocks grain etc not lw reformed it should be The wrecking of railroads and water luThereformed but prohibited IThe formation of artificial monopolies should not be reformed but prohibitedCl Private management and or personal profit of natural monopolies should not bo reformed but prohibited crimIson wages should tu be reformed but prohibited Alien ownonUp oftea estate should be reform but yrohbited corruption o voters and lefijsla tures by the eof money should not be reformed but prohibitedraThe saloon should not bo reformed but prohibi And so on in x Bard to the other evils with which the country is cursed We have been ydally ng with tho cry of refonuI a geujvution It is time the people yarned that the way to deal with an evil is not to reform but to pro hibit itpLabor Reformer StakKtAddressing a meeting recently in Wales Mr lien Tillett a well known la bar reformer sail Ilo was r very old either as a totaler or anything else but he had lived long enough tc know that tho drink traf a tic was tho cuio of tho country he hurlblived long euougii ti know that iu work us u social reformer one of the obstacle to be removed wast appetite for drink He believed that working men and working women inIwould improve morally rind physically as s well und they would also increase in manIin felicityI tho drink for a thousand sons My life was mode ono of misery of want ono of which I felt the sharp of hunger from tho ago of 7 till I a young tinny owing to the tIrinks1 It robbed me of a mothers carp and sent by me out on tho world a waif at tho age of Beeuuso it robbed of my fathers manhood and att my mothers heart away hate it After an earnest appeal- to his hearers to do your level best to help your fellow men to do without it Mr Tillett said he believed that during tho dockers strike it was tettotulism that held 100000 men in chick for six weeks and guided them safely to thu material advantage they land long been crying for of A Catholic temperance section one of tho features of the Worlds fair BARRIER TO PROHIBITION IAHigh Mceiifto Increases Cunsumptln Punter Crime and llrllics the Citizen Writing to The Chicago Lever SaUl saysffollowing the amount of bribo money which the Ealoon keejers have paid during tho ight years simply to satisfy and he consciences of voters who were getting aroused upon the temperance goes ton OF Amount Average Year Retail Ji4JO 3i I 1130953 OIOIlW II 31 18451 8Isle 185001 370 20927ai It will bo observed that tho hush money paid bytho saloon keepers in was 070 per cent increase over that in tho lust year of low license Tho above table shows the number of saloons that have paid tho full amount of the minimal license fee for mitt given year It is arrived at by dividing tho total retail license fees received in tiny by tho amount of the license feo for single saloon Tho number of saloon licenses in force in Chicago today Oct is 5028 This I learned from city collectors office Tho concentration of the business into the hands of tho brewers and the syndi ates created by them brought about policyhasbefore The effect is plainly visi le in the increased consumption of of all kinds Statistics of tine con sumption of spirituous liquors in cago have never been compiled or if publicButhigh license has been a benefit instead an injury to their business is suffici consumptionlicense policy As to the consumption of beer the tistics have been compiled and made following table the statistics as the consumption of beer for the years from to 18a5 inclusive I obtained from The InterOcean mid for the re mainder of the time from tine annual trade review compiled and published by Chicago Tribune on the first of every year It is curious to noto in this connection the cost of maintaining the police department I therefore place the two tables side by side veer Year ikparhnent 8Tiii lSJ he3ii3 7797il 31telSlllSdJ s1swu ilorss 130050 J111JHiliOO I4M437 cent Increase per cent thatIto and including 1839 was per cent and that the cost of main taining our police department has in creased during the same period of eight populationin territoryhuteach year or 914 per cent for eight years Hence the consumption of increased during the last eight ears more than SI per cent faster than population increased- If we left out of the count the annexed territory which was not counted us part the city in or in the show would lie still worse for high license The Chicago Tribune that able and powerful opponent of Prohibition said editorially Jan High license reasonably and properly enforced is the only barrier against Prohibition in the present temper of the in almost every state of the Those who favor Prohibition uro be ginning to learn that tinny were deluded they supported high license they thought it a step toward Prohibition Political Purtlts So fur us their histories show the purposes and platforms of the Democratic and Republican parties with the exception of the tariff issue have been one the same for the last twentyfive years Politics in this country is a scramble for office Fraud deceit falsehood anti bribery are tho means to the end The hope of public plunder is tho glittering inbow to which all purtsan eyes are turned Official pap is the great common principle on which the hosts of lither party rally and the oue which can work its political thimble rigging to the best ad vantage wins the prize It sounds like cracking u joke over an mwn grave to hear politicians talk of tho fundamental of our government while believe in it only because of the sustenance it furnishes them Party lenders on both sides are men devoid of conscience They hesitate at nothing that promises party success To for party is a virtue and to tell the truth is crime There are men at tine heads of these great organizations who have een for yours ripe for the penitentiary The masses of tine eopln an honest politicos puriioses but they are inI by iniii calling themselves men Thiy follow blindly in the muff hubbub for public place They think they Ire discharging their duties patriots when iu truth they are but tho blind puppets of corrupt bosses There can be no such thing us purity politics until both the old panties are overthrown Investigator orlu1 love In tho legislature of Vermont a intas ure has been introduced iv nucnng the present Prohibitory laws on tIlt books a move urndo nivewiry the recent decision of tint United States court at Topeka Kliuilu Island T The It W C T U at its late state convention adopted the following resolu lion Resolved that we will give to that national political party which best cr sI tallizes in its declaration of principles those for which wo stood viz lion of God in government entire hibition of the liquor traffic balloti educational privileges tho for woman our sympathy antI co IflUFMfiN STRflUS ft CD 12 East5M ainStreet IBIESTIFLACIE IN THE OITTT O3ST OtiOllSYFINE WOOLENS andSILKSA SPECIALTY PRICES WAY DOWN- grand stock of cheap and fine Notions always on hand Give us a call and Berlin prices KAUFMAISr STRAITS CO SucciBHors to ED S RIGGS IfS EAST AIAIIS STREJIST NEW FALL GOODS CASSEIX PRICE Are plead Quarters for Iser3ilmIng New and Stylish In the Dry CJoods and Notion Line ELEGANT DRESS GOODS NEW STYLE CLOAKS Underwear and Hosiery Blankets etc All of which can bo had at tine very lowest prices they never allow anyone to 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 S VEST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON ENTUCKY ROBERT KENNEDY SUCCESSOR TOiKNOXVILLE FURNITURE CO Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of 9nrUMlulUJGoods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 E Main St Lexington Ky Z GIBBONS AltorneyaHaw L1tXINGTON ICY 011ices5052E Short St TELEPHONE No2 WINTER HESDMG J B MORTON CO Booksellers Druggists Tn addition to their large stock of books suitable for evening reading have th best facilities for procuring Books und Period icals to order from the book cen tres of America and Europe Correspondence invited Address J B MORTON CO 20 East Main Street- LEXINGTON KY Commercial College ucToE5f k Cheapest Best Business College in the World IIlBhrM Honor and Gold Hrtlnl over all other 1ollcRiint irordrt firj lfloi Elueton- aeariy and llrneral Jtuiliuti ll1 students in attendance the past year and Foreign Countries riHatr lltMneti Teachers employed OOlliKliiru our consists Arithmetic Penmanship Commercial Merchandising Tlanklng Joint Stock Lectures Practice tile Correspondence Uti Coat oFull Inul nerourw Including Tuition hoard nice about odShort lurd ToItKnlh are MpwiuUimi have special teachers and can takin or with the ttOSixMliil Impart meiit roe iJiUlen Principal charge for curing situations Vwcutlou Euter Circulars address WlMllll IL sniTll Ir Lexington Hy ofhentuckylea speclalSpecial Course In TypeWriting Art lime tie Penmanship per month token to tlio taking Itustncsa Course Illustrated of tilt College contain tug endorsement of IIcnll of our graduato inn hy visiting thu College bp c1 p crQdIA pIj+ otSK CJ- QJJ p tI- o p tdrJJa 0 o 0- CQ IHtICd tSo rtprJJ 0p m 00R p fQ arn Cdm K o enc100 tc1- JJ0 0 to1rc 00o IIN Gf Subscibe For The Blade c4CP- Ei Another Eh IIWlltI The Convention in adopting 26th sec tion of its newfannlfd Bill of Rights not only attempts legislation but array s its work the tock raising interests of Kentucky The section reads gift enterprises are fo bidden and snail t ed for such purposesand none shall be exercised and no schemes for similar purposes shall be allowed nor any other species gaming The General ssem bly shall enforce this section b proper penalties All lottery privileges hereto fore granted are There is such a thing as virtue run mad Corington Commonireallh ngf1Jipl Commonwealth 1that there is danger that the Con Con will damage the great horse mnkinglawsThe Transcript publishes this extract without note or comment like Baxter hiblesiIn journalism this tactics of thcI Tranwript is known as the two horse act in allusion to the facil ity with which the performer in the saw dnst arena steps from one horse to the other as occasion Serves The Transcript sings bass in the choir of the Presbyterian Church a Ifa Presbyterian preacher walks into the sanctum of the Transcript it can show this extract from the Cocington Commonwealth cold mor alize upon the religious degcnera ey of the day Ifa gambler tomes in the Transcript can with I a smile of approval show how it i is helping the Commonwealth to f get it in for the ConCon Of all the in the State of Kentucky outside of the city o Lexington this Cbvington Com inonwcaUh is the only one that has tried to blast the efforts of theI iniquityItits effort to cruelty Prohibition and ever since then there has ex isted between these two sheets a congruviadityThere f call a poolroom of which a mini ber of good citizens said to me that it did more harm than an saloon in the city and I have been especially asked to call the attcn I tlOn of the proper officers to it It seems like an absurdity to do so as the establishment is as wet IIhouseChief of Police Commonwealths lemclI1alllmowing and daily business operation geutlenlarinthat that pool room takes so much money from the young men of this city that it seriously ailed the clothing business Not only has no newspaper in Ithiscityso far as I know failed an insinuation against the propriety of this establishment but the Transcript goes just as far as will dare go in furnishing aid and comfort to this establishment by publishingtvhattheCoumortvcaltl says against propo sition to suppress gambling The biggest stockholders in the Bluegrass Blade arc race horse men and there is not one of them that does not respect my denoun cing the poolroom and feela contempt for the Transcripts un dcrhanded way ofencouraging itI jthegentthem IIThese gentlemen have all paid in the kindest and most gentlemanly manner They are Major B G Thomas Milton i Young Louis and Gus Straus TII C France and W T Withers Messrs France and Withers are trotting horse men and MrFrance is a Prohibitionist One other horseman not so prominent as these has paid his stockand two others have not as yet done so but Iam not at all uneasy about their subscriptions his Lexington poolroom is just the kind of a place the Covington Commonweullh wants to luster and concerning which the Trans cript is playing the noncommittul Their argument for the support of an institution of this kind is that its destruction by the machinations of the ConCon would ruin the pThegreatest horse region of the world and these names are the very cream of the Bluegrass turfmen and there is not one ot them that the COI11p mouwtalth or the Transcript can find that will endorse the senti ment of the above extmctaBeside these I have u letter from the lIon Hart Uoswell the owner of Nancy Hanks containing 2amid u jolly endorsement of BLADE which vIe c r I do not publish simply because he put me under oath not to doitDr W L Elmore another fine horse mmuia great big 1111111I some noblcsoulcd man with heart full of Kentuckys blues- blood whose father was one of my parishioners when I was a preachertakes stock in my paper and then orders X10 worth of BLADES to be sent to his friends his expenseISuppose the Transcript litter views them and tries to get them to endorse the views of the Cov ington Commonwealth Neither I nor any member of horserrace our es we never expect to see one But any of these gentlemen have forty times as much respect for THE BGAI as they have for the Transcript and Commonwealth put together and neither of those papers could get ten dollars out of that squad of gentlemen if it was all that was necessary to save them from annihilation- s Some time since the Press printed u piece of ruffianism about TilE BLADE and its friends Major Thomas went down there and gave its editor a piece of justlikeverylongg printsitIt TIlE BLADE knows itselfall of these gentlemen havent money areIlike that of Major Thomas makes mighty tender place in my heart for nilIcehorse men as long as he and I live lint if he dies before 1 do I am going to write an obituary of him that will be a daisy you bet and the very next issue of TILE BLADE will go for the racehorse business for all that is in it The others are nice gentlemen and all that but the Minors case is the only instance in which pert sonal friendship has made me hesitate to express my conic tious Lexington Wauls the Capitol mind Wants it Had I met hanker E D Sayre and citien McCarthy on the new brick road they are just about finishing on West Third street agreed that it was the finest road we had ever seen and two if not allof ns had seen pretty nearly every kind from the Bonlevardes of Paris to the bully muds of Lexington I said to them If we can pave the whole city like this and bring the capitol here put all the saloons cityIImoral men we will have the grandest town in the United States to live in Then I was sorry to hear both of Capitolheregument that many ofour most moral and sensible citizens are do ing namely That the presence of the Capital here would bo demor alixing to our people Well it is a swctt state of affairs when it gets to be not a joke but an actual business opinion of some of our most successfulbusiness mon that the men who make laws for shllnncdIshuns contact with many of the denizens of Vine or Megowan streets warW000 to bring the Capitol here but if when we have it these backwoods counties or even the Blue grass counties send drunken rut flans here to represent theta we take them up and put them in or in the Workhouse just as would any other ruffians These fellows might run over a little town like Frankfort but they could not come it over this place if we get the town into theI hands of the right kind of men and try to stop it I know how it is myself I was college boy in u small town A half dozen of us would undertake to have a little fun and there would exceptdeafstraight hours sleep front dewy eve to early morn any Saturday night nlldwe would all be fresh for church on Sunday And I have done it many a time But you let the boys of one ofI these colleges here cut up shines of that kind and they will find them selves jugged by the cops on Sun day morning and Monday morn ing they will find themselves in the Police Court under the glance of the Adonis or Apollo Belvidere who wears the ermine in that tern ofjustice There is one favorable feature in the opposition to the Capitols coming here bsuch a mUll as Mr and that is if the pour peo of the country find out that these big rich men dont want the Capitol here the poor white trawl the niggers will want it here just tilt spite until when the vote comes to he taken on it here on the 24th of November they will snow under Mr Sayre mold his peo by a million majority Fur TUrBlnJf Time Mystic Voynet O what is this trust this mission of life That Heaven has placed in mortalitys keeping Theres nothing but mystery in wnrp wooftup s mill go out to the reaping The Past is a ghost that through memory haunts us The Futures a phantom on Times shore ever shifting The Presents n quicksand that sinks as we reach it Then glides to Eternity and leaves us but drifting What is our duty on this ship we call Mystic Sailing on ocean so trackless and wild Shall we toil at the ropes in search of harbor mid the like a tired 1trusting child The children of earth wear a look in their faces That asks in mute eloquence by lan guage unsaid From whence and tchithfrf yet no answer is given The secret is sealed as the lips of our dead The prince and the waif bishop and layman Are compassless pilgrims on this known sea The sage and the infant the king and the subject Have nil searched in vain for the mys tidal key Whateer the design of this strange istence We are all on the plain and cant scale the heights For men sold for women for servant and master In solving lifes problem all have equal rights K Versailles Oct 1890 Col Rrcukinridge IVonlrt Not Answer Dr Cliiims ties ions About Liquor and Democracy 1 sent the questions that were published in The Blade last week to Col Breekinridge and wrote as follows DBAK SIR You will probably remember that soon after your election I met and remarked in a jocular way that I had voted for yourPresbyterianism election as my faith Was somewhat weakened I did not vote and my third vote may depend on the answers you may give to the enclosed queries I am satisfied if any one can give satisfactory answers to the public you are the man Truly J G Cm xx August 27 1887 COLOlEIIREPLY Dear DrI esteem your oteI for me a great compliment I sincerely regret you could not see your wily clear to vote for mo again With great labor and an honest purpose to serve this dis trict and the country 1 tried to perform the duties imposed upon me so as to deserve the support of all good men so shall I strive during this term of Congress With sincere respect for the many good and manly qualities which 1 have admired in you I am Very Truly Yours WM C P BKECKINKIDOE You will discover there is no allusion to the questions and the following isreplySeptember 2 1887 J ar S lYours of August 28th was received u few days since sincerely thank you for your complimentary remarks in reference to myself but confess I was disappointed that you made no allusion to the questions asked I have always regarded it as time right of any one to ask of their representative informa tion on any desired subject but by your silence am I to understand you as denying that right I insist on explicit answers to each question or your reasons for declining For I urn anxious to know what answers would be thelicensingderstand to be policy Vith sentiments of great respect 1 subscribe myself Truly YoursJ CHINN To above no replywas re ceived and ordinarialy such treatment would be considered an insult but in this case not believing any was intended I took no offense for I really sympathized with tit Colonel believing at heart he is asI much opposed to the saloon as I am but he knew he could not give sat isfactory answers to the public without to the Democratic party and endangering his election but I confess I should have thought heifer of him if he had so said TrulyI G Cm DKvliSiu I leave it with 011I either to publish this or the article von have or reject both without itny offense fr write alone lien the goodof the cause Trulv Yours J G CJMXX r NEW T STORE CHOICEST Teas Coffees Baking Powder China Glassuaro and Qnecnsware Given ns Premiums t- oPUHClIASEHS Goods Delivered Free of Cliargc Great Atlantic Pacinc Tea Co 137 East Main St Next to Post Office Lexington C S BRENT Grain Seeds Hemp and Wool22 A 21 SOUTH BROADWAY LXINGTON KENTUCKY Commercial Shorthand and Telegraph Department STATE A M COLLEGE iiS Ss IttyiS Main St LEXINGTON KY G THE PERFECTION SURREY Carriage rineton Buggies load Carts Wagons of all kinds nviDBliDNG ft CD DKAIKltS IN HARDWARE GUNS MAN TI1SII N E S S- And the Largest Improved Agricultural Implement HAY PRESSES DeLONG Co New AII Steel Frame McCormiok Hinder The Unequaled Standard Mower The Vandiver Corn PUntor The Malta and Ohio Urn Cultivators The Bust Chilled PlowTho Vulcan UIIJlouH NotleC of a Great Intertsit Father Iluntington viil preach again tonight vt St Johns Church at 730 and tomorrow at 1100alIl and 730 pm At the Court House Monday evening at oclock e will address the people on the Single Tux question Everybody is cordially invited to come Had Run of rlIknC limit iugtlim What regarded the most interest inJ article for Tim Bla le for this week was an endorsement of the splendid things that Rev iluntiifUm is saying at EpiscopalItlittle paper and was crowded out I said in it that I was going jo he n butter man and quit quarreling Itiiild a CliiiKtinnH Cake I have all the hiaterials fur its construction from the foundation to the finish Als a lull line of Fresh groceries Fruits and Can dies S K ColXK Corner High a Broadway nov2Jtf ncr Ilrumuy Germanys own papers ruin statistics refute the slain that little drunkenness IiCol1owiug but tint much less for alcoholic drinks which cost 100000000 works Statistics spew that the intemperate class funrJwISI cent of all poor and 75 percent of all ihu criminals Junior I C CALHOUN Principal THE MILWARl CO rLvInul sintsaL- exington Ey MUSIC and AR- TDEALERS Pianos Organs Etchings ande Artistic Framing T B WO- ODDRUGGIST 43 E Main St LEXINGTON KY c W O o 1Z apd io 5 ts t7 = t50 J Ii 2 L t 0 ii 1t 5 H1 ItJjii z RENEY VOGTDI- DA Ea 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 frffUEM Q H t mADJ1IfJhllI fj I ARE RECEIVING DAILYrAll the New and Nobby tplesC- HINN t IN t Cl t forctie 1D O llP ROSS TODD SaOESA FEW SPEOIALTIESOUR CELEBRATED ENGLISH GRAIN WAIKEKPHAST dryOUR are forheavyOur stock of Meus Shoes is complete irons the highest to heaviest COME AXI SEE OUR ASSOltTMEXT AND PRICES S BASSETT fc SONS 0 EAST MAIN STRJflKTm The Cheapest place in the City to Purchase DRUGS buLl ARTICLES Pens Paper and Stationery of All Kinds XS AX EDGARS PHARMACY 70 AND 72 EAST MAIN STREET All Electric Cnrs Pass time Door T G CALVERT 10 23 EAST MAIN Has received the largest and most Complete Stock ever brought to Lexington WATCHES 0 DIAMONDS Solid Silver Plated Ware Frellcb Ancrcaii Clocks Brouze Face Goods Solo Agent for the celebrated Agasiz Timing Watch Diamond betting specialty Fine Timing Watches repaired and warranted q FINE TAILORING FALL 189O Wo have just ojwnecl and nr now dbplayiiiK the hanJlIlclt line of Foreign Piece Goods we hate ever shown Wo have creatly increased our fucilititH fur line k and can slow ypuas hanilBomo and stylish garments any made in this country look through our stock place your orders caly before the fall rush cornea All work turned out promptly Wilson Hunt and Co WHITE HALL BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMES I ONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phsetons etc IlepairiiiK promptly done and on reasonable lerniH They arc also uBo utc for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a ICOMEDIVqaCEDProsthetic dentistry separated from operative dentistry They do not belong to each other curl should rot keep com pony A Prosthetic Dentist is one who gives his whole time to anti fieial tooth leaving the lilting to bo done by operative dentists I take all impressions taut do all work myself thus avoiding all risk My charges will be us light as 1 can nflord to make them Mouths differ Jiiore than do lacesno two being alike therefore no fixed price can be given until after an examination Teeth made on any material which patients may prefer I did the platework for the lute Dr S DriggX during a period of twelve years J did all of Dr R IWrou work whilst ho was in Lexington and lave mule thousands of sets oltcothj for other dentists onlining myself exclusively to the prosthetic branch 01 den I will of course do work iiiCleansingin my specialty No for ill Johns Building directlyovel Mrs SOIIMHH Manicure Parlors Entrance on Walnut Street opposite Government Jiuildmg F B BOSWORTH n