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Digital page images are linked to the text file. tid BLUEGRASS BLADEJt YearIp11c A IHUIItllC WINCHESTER Ky Dec 29 Dear Bro MooreIf Imoy call brother and Icau o Prohibition Here 1will strik- you and you will strike me think I will also hit you in Adam or in one of those fellows Mul hatton paw breaking hemp ii blnegrassdom that is if Dar wins theory be correct But Ian disposed however to think fron the account given in the Blade o your ancestry that you have de pnrentngefrom ton W Stone 1 thihk the descent of the monkey from mint would b easier proven than mans risen from the monkey especially whenIwe see man descending saloon business with a license given by our votes I do not think from the indi cations that you ought to monkey withreligion Yon do Ito monkev with tho Prohibition question It has been monkeyed with too much We need manly workalong this line We need to Iyourable names and if they do not like the names let them go into a busi ness that deserves a better name dogfieryagreeingLexington for 5000 in five years the time you propose the churches and good people of ought to raise the moueYjnndI when you get it out we will give you a job here If I had the I would buy YsJfypiUu9 fid sell out and put onI P l ligltyliigoil the Bead of thiVGoliah some timespronounccd Golier LetI the liar go for he must sooner orI laterI have been wanting to send YOIII two dollars ever since the first issue of the lust edition of the Blade but I havo had in mymind two reasons for not doing so rheI first was that I thought front tha number they would have youI killed before this and the occond was that I could not write you uI cheek without writing you some thing else too and I was afmid vouI would publish it in spite of theI loud private written upon them But you arc not dead yet I hope and the Blade still lives And I think I can write you a letter you will not publish for you own sake ifnot for mine but you seem to have no sake Here is my cheek for two dollars and if you get killed you need not pay it back and If the Blade dies again you need not for I have already re ceived 82 worth and you will b compelled to dead head preach er for the rest of the year unless the Blade dies I do not endorse you fully no did I over know a man that thus endorse not even myself didI except the Man Clirld Jeans think we should not preach less of the divine man but more of the manliness of Jesus We preach- l Iint sometimes as though ho war a woman and with our present ideas of womanhood preaching will not reach this age of rum Christ was a lion as well as a lamb in preaching against the whisk we about nine part s lion to one of lamb I want you to say to Dr Cliiun and Bro Mathews that while I endorse you on Prohibition 1 also endorse what they say to you concerning your writing about your religion or rather no religion- I think your views Prohibition and your way of treating it is ver rational however irrational your Rational View may be Yours for tho destruction of the rum trnflic J S KENDIUCK Catholic Advocacy of Prohibi tion It is to tho credit of tho Catholic Church thut Prohibition is tho only political cause in Amer ca that it has over advocated No official declaration from tho Popo has ever announced thisan- as d it is a political issue as woll as r a religious and moral one it right that ho has not dono t more especially as ho is not a citizen of this Government But I print in this issue as I have done similar ones before tin utterances of prominent Catholic dignitaries to show that thej regard that they are reflecting tin of Leo XIII when they advocate tho Prohibition cause Tho Catholic Irish of this country are almost solid for De mocracy but tho Democratic party has appealed to the very worst element in tho Catholic Church to gain the Catholics as allies and the Irish saloon keeper tho very class of the membership 1of tho church that tho 1 ope and tI0 1nro those who have most heartil responded to thoDemocratic cnllI and to lay I suppose there is not keeperin thfratio of his ignorance and to b marked and aggressive just in lollffrorf d any preference as to whether his eoplo should be Democrats or opublicnls nor has he expressed any sympathy with tho Farmers Alliance or with any nobodytanything good to say for Know Nothingism But a late lettc Spaldingan expression of his personal preferences rather than an utterance is quite as plain n nand expression of his sympathy for Prohibition as that lately made by tho Supremo Court It is the first time in the his thefmen an the best men in tho Catholic min havo shaken hands across tturiesthoroughly agreed that they tter in unison as to a measure that Christianityought to try cLpat o npAnmnliali tho best means of accofnplisniffgMtr As a political measure to say nothingof morals or religion there is no question for the von tilation of which there is a greater necessity than tho status of the Catholic and Protestant churches toward each other and yet I is have never heard from anIpulpit or any mcss Catholic ant a dispassionate discussion of otf our s a there is not one that would dare say a word about it and there is not a paper in Lexington Demo cratic or Republican that would dare print an editorial taking any definite position on the subject And yet while no man can reasonably say that ho sees any of a conflict at andrany man of sagacity who is looking lout over our horison for political war clouds would say that this ecclesiastical status seemed moro pregnant of so diro a result than comeeabout if ever not but it is not hard to imagine how it might boocherIe is much greater tent Then we occasionally hear of some Protestant going over to the Catholia Church and have instances of that sort from our finest society here in Lexington inestance who leaves to become a Catholic clergyman But ifinly Catholic in this tit were to become a Protestant it wonderys city is simply a Catholic kinder gotten managed hy Protestants But a greater possibility for the predominance ot Catholicism than these is the increase of Catholic power in this government when Canada and Mexico and Cuba will almost certtlinl ultimately bo ThuYmost certainlycontinue to encroach upon the Protestants The shortsighted and tempor izing policy of our lending pout cians especially the Democrats is continually giving to Catholicism sticks with which to break the head of Protestantism The most marked instance of this is ti grunting to the Catholic Church al separate part of tho school fund for their individual use in contra vention as it in of our State Co- is n d istitution especially since its e revision on that point andof the Constitution and genius ofour national government This concession to Catholicism made by Democratic politicians right here in Lexington is not at all because of any love for Catholicism but t is made bytaco who not only s rise Catholicism but who despise themselves for the contemptible cowardice which they know am everybody else knows prompts them to do it There are perhap s not a half dozen men of totem gence and integrity in town either Protestant or Catholic who do not recognize that this partition of the school fund by the Democrats of this town is but a sop to the Cath olio Cerberus to secure their alien giance and simply granted because they are afraid to 1i1o tho political friendshipof the Cath olics If Jews who ns a church n this citare immensely more intelligent than the Catholics and widelyoof the Catholics were to ask a special partition of the school fund for their benefit the Democrats wouldconsider itas a good joke and some of those who would laugh loudest at the absurdity of a the proposition would be Catholics now in the Council changer b Catholic and Jewish churches Ulult 1mrtirvery wouldsaway from the Catholic Church give it to the Jews The Baptists of the State of Kentucky I suppose pay ten timesl ns much taxes as the Kentucky and yet it the Baptists of Lexington were to nsk a dhibsion of the public school in order that they might get their peculiar religious taught at public expense it would simply ring them into ridicule eIf the Christian Church n very wealthy body in this city were to asksuch a division of tl f school fund to add to tVhRomoof Campbcllite audacity Under these circumstances it b seems to me that the more gene rous and broader mindedof the itsan instance of cruelty to animals for them thus to persecute the Pro testant Democrat This division of the public school money is calculated to make class distinction and to encour age sectionalism and religious otry and to array two great bodiesg of people against each other in n government one of whose funda mental principles is universal brotherhoodIn my children go school where there arc Catholic children An orphan Catholic boy and n large funnily of children who have lately mother more than children in school engaged thou sympathy association of those flthat the difference in the religious faiths of their parents mode anyD difference in their toward otheltBut to the average Lexington boy the demand of the Catholic church for n special division of their share of the public school monet looks like a Catholic assertion of Catholic superiority and a Protes tout admission of the claimed su calculated to excite the arrogance of the Catholic boy and- y to excite the opposition of any plucky Protestant boy If an intelligent and conscien tious press and pulpit would in struct the people about such church historyas bears upon tho difference between Catholicism and Protes tantism it would do much to re move religious sectionalism und correspondingly decrease the dun get of a rupture at some future time between these two great re ligious bodies When all facts are known there is not much ground for the recriminations that exist between these religious bodies Tho mas sacra of St Bartholomew was hOI rid but considering the increased light of this ago over that it was not much worse than the fiat that George D Prentice in the of KnowNothingism in Louisville- to so excited tho Protestants against the Catholics that the Protestants set fire to a triune house in which Catholic men women null children were bartended and shot and killed sixteen of ran ontIAny thesflfither knows the the ugly Protestant the beautiful Queen of Scots because hwos n Catholic nnd that IIcnryyiIL the only and great Bluebeard was the great champion of Protestan ism The average xington Protestant looks at thexiltnr the vestry Cathohscism with no id in the world that there is any religious authority for them and a of his own religious faith rime from exactly the same sotircir hat these Catholic paraphernalia an emblems didcYou cnn not moro readily offend the average Pro cstant Christian than by telling JIn that he has no authority fur flut observance ofa Sabbath or CTf h Ho may reall the way through his N Testament and he will not finrflfsingle or example for illybeeping of any sabbath He will nottfi dan instance in which Jesus l iily ot his apostles commended il1 fur keeping tho Sabbath or ifeprovcd them for it ando to justify himself he qnoteiHlia Old Testament ns n1lJtrjstinnThe same and fin for his vc censer and for candleg n the middle of brightestdaVthat comes as made the mistake ofi posing that the Jewish scriptures are authority for Christian e Again ontlicvfirst of January there areiErgtcstaut nnd Catholic gelit1e that will spend theo y walking around nl house tQf house drinking liquors andsn ashamed to be seen reeling ma drunk who feel the lees disgraced to soon on the first day of Decembers the first dayof June The dont now why public ctiitsentahotvs om to this distinction This ideaiscit one nnd was bro church li lghtitlhOGhriStinn fcdr icntncn just leI censui candles niur the Sabbtah were brought into the Christian church y those who were converted from among the Jews A religious duty among the heathen was the observance of the Lupcrcalia limit required that they should get drunk and stay lrunk for a week ut the beginning of the year in honor of the heathen to god Janus for whom they named the first monthand which heathen od the Christians still honor by retaining the name of that month Subsequent heathen converts to Christianity brought into the is church the nautiesof their gods by calling the da8dhe week for them and we to this day The evidence that Jesus the founder of the Christian religion was born in Bethlehem is regarded as a historical platter almost as strongas that Mnhomct established Mahometanism six hundred years quite as incontcstible ns the story of Hannibal and Ilusdrubal Scipio and Dido and Carthage- as plain as the story of Alexander Great plainer than that of Anthony and Cleopatra and immensely plainer than the storyof tVenaeus of Menelaus of Paris Helen and Troy No scholar would doubt that there were such characters as oroasterGautamaSuch5u Amount Confucius and Socrates nor fail to truce the effects of the reli gions amid the murals they taught But the stQry of the birth o Jesus und his wonderfully beauti ful life and tragic death with the oftccta of his moral antireligious touching iflregnrded ns n mere historical fact immensely plainer than any I have mentioned except Mahomet He was born in a cave that was used ns a stable and was laid in the rack or trough or manger that they put straw in for the horses But he was not born in the winter our any time near our Ch1 stl1lnsI day Ho twos born inthe in a climate where they have snow and raise figs and about as cold as Georgia anti when weather was so warm that the Shepherds could lie on the ground1anti sloe through the night All the convert to Christianity wanted t celebrate his birtlufny mad the others probably compromised with with tho converts who had to get drunk for u week at tho be ginningof the year by arranging the birthday for the 2oth of De t cember and they all got titanic gether for n week anti it is largely perpetuated to this day by Christian people though in n most inappropriate manner You will therefore find in the New Testament that St Paul alludes to Christian people in his day who used the occasion of oh serving the sacrament known us the Lords Supper as one upon which to get drunk and the Chris tians who did this were those who had been converted from among the heathen or the Gentiles lust as nulwrote against the impropriety these converts from the Gentiles bringing into the new hurch pcouliartics of their old religions so does lie frequently write against the disposition of tim- econverts from among the Jewish to peculiarformer Jewishreligion But those Christians persisted in doing that and therefore until this daytwo have handed down the censer and the candles and the altar and the vesture that were used in the Jewish service and Christianityfrom worshipinttoduccd As will be seen in reading the Now Testament it seemed difficult for Peter so to divest himselfof his sectarian prejudice fur the Jews to enter heartily into tho idea that the new religion was for the Gentiles as well as tilt Jews But Paul considered that his own special duty was to preach the new religion to the Gentiles so he startedout as a missionary nnd came as far west as Ffaly Peter and Paul did not exactly agree as to some of time minor do tails of the church ceremonies and Paul withstood Peter anti there was a division among them Paul says anti some wore for Paul and some for Apollos nod some for Cephns or Peter and the division has continued until this day the Catholics branch of the church transmitting the prejudice of Peter for the Jewish forms und the simpler forms of that Paul advocated jpeingtimfrcnearlylrepreS tu uy 11 r These two grand divisions of Christianity arc equally zealous to promote the moral purity of their common Master and more than ever in the history of Christianity are intelligent people of all shades ofopinion in otter respects agreed upon the one pivotal fact of the i Christian religion that doing good others is the way to promote own happiness ourI The best and purest the Catholic and Protestant faiths are earnestly agreed in the one common idea that the liquor traffic the greatest source of human misery und the greatest bar to the ulterior purposes of advancement that they have to encounter and these representative men from these two great religious bodies all agree that Prohibition is the most dftuctnnl evilIt menus overcoming this is therefore to the interest of the Prohibition party that all sible concessions be made betweenI Protestants mid Catholics who are working for the common end of Prohibition and in order that this may most easily be done it should be the of all Prohibition speakers nmiwritlls whether I Catholic or Protestant to show a that the difference in these religiouse bodies in matters of form may accounted for on principles that are entirely creditable to both parties lociil Option Stand Tho court of Michigan his lawfJohn Feek asking for it nmiidanuu to compel the township hoard of Bloom ingrtnle township Van Buren county tr issue him a liquor license and approve his bond Van Bnren county voted Feb 24 to adopt local option under the law ol Peek applied for a license but was refused Tho chief justice writu the opinion which dfclavf there is nothing uncon stitutional in the law and that it is right He therefore denies tit e man ilamu Ttiitice Mow dissuits from tho opinion to Viirk Yuiuulf Did Xapoluoii say If there wore no Alps No Ho solid There shall ba no Alps Prohibitionists say there shall be no if and go to work It is true wollInt elect him but our Democratic 1nod Republican friends are only waiting to be asked to help us It will bo right for yon to pray provided you dont ask tho Lord to do moro than his shun You just hustle for ninetynine huti dredUw of tho votes necessary and the Lord will show you the hundredth mina Dont ask tho Lord to furnish thu ninety tine Ho wont do it Use your per sonal influence and work 0 1r r We want YOU to know tha- tHAWIINS To TAYlOR 7 West Main Stis the best place to buy Fancy Dry Goods and Notions Read the following quotations Perfect fitting Jackets new styles from 350 to 600 F FieaI Cashmere Shawls in Bla White and Colors BlinkCfS id Comforts the best stock we have ever shown nndnt prices that will surprise you Ribbons liices aqd Embnoidiriis the most complete and carefully selected stock in the city UlJQEPMfEBP a large stock of medium nnd heavy weights in Ludies Gents and Childrens sixe- sElfBPyilllpjyin our line nt time lowest possible price considering qualities Wo sell you 8 spools Clarks 0 N T Cotton for 10 cents Taper3iif TAYLOR HAWKINS THOMPSON BOYD llnnnrnchufrs or FINE SADDLES HARNESS RACE Hi RING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY No 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KT STOP TIIE OAR Mrs WnkeupIIi there Yon conductor Stop this we car and do it quick Cautron see youre taking me past the Great Clothing House of Kaufman rat an pose I want to up and down thestreeta looking for a to buy useful Christmas Goods for my old man and eleven boys when know where the One Price Clothing House is Maybe you think because Im feeble old widow woman I cant take caro of In Stop this cur right here want to look at tho Smoking Jackets and Dressing Gowns Leath Tollet Cases and Cull and Collar Buses the S175 Silk Um brellas Silk Suspenders Scarfs Gloves Handkerchiefs Merino Underwear and Hosiery Walking Canes Wristlets Ear Muffs Mnfllers Childicns Suits nod Overcoats nod the thousand other things kept by the One Price Clothing House M KAUFMAN CO 51 East Main Street LEXINGTON KY 1 5Every childs suit packed in a nice little trunk to please the little folks C A JOHNS New Post Office Drug Store COB MAIN and WALNUT STS LEX KY f ESTABLISHED 1820 E SAYItE J W SAYRE E D SAYPE Jit D A SATRB Co BANKERS LEXINGTqN XENTUOXY A General Baulking Business Transacted Special Attantiou given to Collections and all Correspondence r = lIe L u I Mr Keller Plan to Stop the Liquor Curse Mr J Eo Keller ofthis city is u man who has clistiiiguishctl self b introducing sonic of the most efficient plans that have contributed to the material prosperity of the city and who has been c principal agent in the establish ment of a church here He is a man of such exemplau- life and or such thinking ca taci his judgment is entitled 1that said to me the other day he was in sympathy with the purposes of the Prohibition party but did not think we were on the r ptII asked him his plan He said it was to have all the religions de nominations have a grand coup- thatniight 3jl occupy us much as tt ears the purpose of the council being to formulate a creed that would be so broad in its applica tion that all Christian people could subscribe to it and thus with a unitedchurch the liquor traffic was to be broken down by the ir n abstinence of each Christi liquory of the PRstitutes for the Prohibition atplansuppose fully as good as the average of these substitutes 4 But consider how imnlens ly greater arc the difficulties to be overcome in this plan than in that proposed by the Prohibitionists In first place the time occ u pied by the deliberations of such a council according to the gentle enmanwhat assurance could anybo have that even the Protestant and churches could be brought together in one body on any common ground and if that could not be done is it reasonable to suppose that the Protestant and Catholic churches would as the result of a council of that kind unite any more thor oughly in any cooperation than they are now doing vlJut suppose they were all united in one church would there not still be enough of people to be dange rous to society as the result of using liquors who would not be in any church because they do not believe in any kind of religion Again if all Christian people were united any one basis of faith would there be any assurance that such a combination uf churches would any more restrain Christian from the use of liquorsJhgn thejndividual Churches caii ila f Jestrmn 2 t PI tl suggests ash u means of putting 1 down the liquor evil could with just as much consistency be used as the proper way to supnrcssany of the other vices that ail ict pockty Would Mr Keller say to tllc good people of Louisiana many of whom are of his religious faith when lately theytuttety put down the that the right way to kill that lottery was for all Christians td hold a two years council and come together some ecumenical omnibus creed or platform and crush out that lottery by abstaining from buying ticks in it One of the best Christian women I ever knew who has lately pied and gone to Heaven if anybod does who was kind to the poor andused her money to make others happy was born and reared down southern country and bought tickets in the Louisiana lottery with no more compunction about it than the average Lexington to lady would have in buying a ticks our big stock fair and with not half as much as our ladies must fee 11in buying tickets to the races Still Mr Keller would doubtless agree with me that the suppression of the Louisiana lottery was right But if this ladys religion as member of the church as it now is did not restrain her from buying I lottery tickets what assurance could Mr Keller have that au al liance of her churchwith all the would have that effect 1hat force could such an alliance add to the present New Testament teaching on that subject But I think it was fortunate that this very circuitous plan fo suppressing that lottery was uto adopted by the people who undertook to it They went at it through the instrumentality of the the law just as the Prohi bitionists are trying to suppress the liquor iniquity and now the Lousiana Lottery is done with its evil influence all gone its rj whole case most effectually disposed ci of and we arc ready to et rid of something else while according to plan we ri would be two years yet before we could agree upon a schedule for putting down the Lousiana Lottery with an immense prob ability that his scheme would not C work when ho got it completedj Mr Kellers theso great moral revolutions can Iat Ircarecoursolwe t I hibition until we get a majority of the people ot the country to vote for it But when that time 1comes the people will from the very necessities of the case be educated up to the point of enforcing the law against liquor just as they are now to on force it against otherenils fio perfectly of course nor as ear mostlyas they ought to do bu tyenough so to show the benefits o tocivil government over anarchy There would of course be those who would violate the laws against liquor just as they now violate other laws but a against the liquor traffic limaI would bo violated would certainly be better than one for ter liquor trniHc which as our courts here show is vio lated any waIvoThe lottery law required that no newspaper publishing a lottery advertisement should be allowed to cone through the mails Re Gently a Lexington newspaper actuated by cupidity and indefi auco of law and such good morals as it ought to have appreciated m1before the decisions about the lotteries printeda lottery adver tisement and die edition was sent to the Lexington postoffice Thepostmaster it would seem from the correspondence subse quently publishedkindly the editor of the illegality of sendingsuch matter through th mails and the editor withdrew his whole edition Some bad tempered and unjust comments on the course of th postmaster appeared in the paps alluded to andn second effort was made by that papertoget- ly lottery through the mails and the editor was again notified To persist in this then began to appear to lima editor like a plain case of fine an imprisonment aud now pro position ediforfrom any lottery to put its advertisement in his paper wouldgo into hi waste basket without a moments consideration If the sentiment against th liquor traffic becomes as great as that against the lottery business why can not the same power that suppressed that lottery advertise meat suppress u liquor advertise ment The man who keeps te11ingus that we cant carry our Prohi bition plans until the people ar educated up to it is wasting hi precious breath Certainly w tryingvAs easyaadnrAlastrialb paratively a now thing and the our EhglialP forefathers knew nothing better than trial bt ordealor wager of battler When two men got into u dispute about the ownqrship of a piece o f land the judges knew no better than to direct the litigants to go out and fight it out while they stood by andsaw a fair fight and the fellow that whipped got th land and the other one did withI- n out it If two men who were the exact counterparts of Bro Keller and some modern Prohibitions could have lived at that day the Prohibitionist would have come along andmet Keller anti would have sold Keller this thing of brute force to determine th pertytasverywords that old Dr China would have used Cant w bynwe can get all the people to agree that disputes of this kind be decided bya dozen or so distinguished mon who shall selected for this be cause of theircompetency2 XBut Mr Keller would have fLidNo your idea is imprasti acto this first IIAndon and suggest his scheme about getting all the churches to unite upon some basis But see itiQa fact that that ancient Prohibitionist did sor perfect his plan that now when a Jury the ownership of piece of land no man oft gothietAnd it is afact that that ancient Prohibitionist did not even to of jet all theehurchestoconsolidate- ul order to effect the great pur pOBe of trial Injury lentil latel the Mormons r5peTi violators ofn law jrc as and good bullviliictlnations They have been brought too terms by law when the missiona es of such a church alliance a- s1r Keller suggests would have been met with ridicule if not b nabackcertainlyhristian a to jceivcof them as being represented Kellers ecumenical council r liqpresentativethat a council of would put a plank into its r platform that would have JigiOUSIpj tookIII specialize this case of 1Ir Keller because he is a prominent and excellent gentleman and be representativethis views as to the best mode of liquortraflicfunto Cresar the things that are Cresars and unto God the things that are Gods 1The liquor traffic is not simply crime against Chris tiauity enlightenment and civili zation it is an infraction of thee laws of equity between citizens It puts one man in a condition to alllothelIt is CrcsarV business to take care of things of this kind while all questions of private morals that do not imply any injury to others than those who practice them are justly referable to church councils and it is desirable that churches should con centrato their efforts to accom plish the good they have in view RECORD OF CONGRESS LIST OF TEMPERANCE d SMOTHERED THE 0 P What the Administration UM niul Did Not Do for tlioJProIilbltloiilt A Cntn loeun Thnt Will Tut n Broad Smllo on the Faco of Ioals Schmlc Republsupported by Harrison n Republican president Seldom has a party been in bettor shape to carry into laws its pro fessed principles than the Republican party in this congress What did this Republican congress do for temperance platdelected it considered us the chief con tern of government Tho Fiftyfirst congress passed three measures touching the liquor traffic- which may be construed as in the inter oats of temperance They are The packaso OklaeliglsLtture liquorSThe flout was a measure necessary to preserve the integrity of license as well ns Prohibition laws The second was an net of plain justice to tho people of Okla ofSan opportunity to legislate for theme selves the third a measure to prevents the United States government from fur ther violating and outraging in one par 1ticutar the laws pf the Prohibition states and grudgingly conceded only after the runt strenuous demandsof the citizens of those Itatc3s g upon the platform of temperance as the first concern of goyernm nr smothered or refused to pass a largo number of bills demanded by the torn perance people irrespctivo of party Here is a list of some of the measures which this congress has refused to pass showing by whom they were introdgce and what became of them For a on tho liquor franc Coagres Taylor April wholeC the DU ColquittIarchDistrict prohlbltstliotmanufdcturo of liquor the District introduced tor Platt Felt Smothered the committee the Dlstrkof IntoxlICongressman Dlngley Feb ered committee oh liquor traffic Joint resolution for Prohibition amendment to the constitution of the United introduced committeeIprohibit government requiring special tax or emoteseDec Smothered committee edu labore the payment of duties ported shall not authorize their sale Prohibition territory contrary to Introduce r Smothered judiciary committee prohibit the granting of liquor with items District of CoCSenator Edmunds Hay similar to the introduced the Wright was reported vorably the committee tho District of Co but was not reached the house ToprOhlblt manufacture and sale of Intoxicat byOonglnAncommittee alcoholic liquor traffic High license for the District of Senator reform commute District of and not re poneskPformof the liquor trafllu with tbo natives of e Africa and the islands of the Pacific Introduced Senator Frye June Smothered commit foreign relations Joint similar to foregoing Congressman June Smothered committee alcoholic liquor traffic prohibit exportation of to Africa and of the Pacifl Introduce Senator Juno Smothered committee educa and labor prohibit the of Intoxicating liquor as a the military and naval reservations the United States introduced Senator Aug U Smothered in committee tary affairs prohibit the importation exportation and bevcratcsIDtroducedSmothered committee liquor traffic similar measure Introduced Senator Blair smothered the committee education labor prohibit the manufacture and sale of alco bySenatorthe sale of intoxicating exhibition and exposition grounds for appropriations are made by congress roduced Senator Blair sad smothered mittee education und labor Requesting tho president to appoint au Inter conference to take measures to suppress stare trade old liquor traffic with nations Introduced Senator Blair and ordered the table Senator to dose the elm the senate of the Capitol The committee on the alcoholic liquor traffic which tho representatives the uor teen call a Prohibition commit reported only two bills during the session of congress an original bill and the bill for the an of n commission of inquiry Urnulirss aetnr Timiunuy wins lh mayoralty but hythephilmtthropistthe candidate for mayor He knew that the tremendous prowuru from the delud ed prcachfM of tM city who were tempting to kill Tammany by allying themselves with corrupt outs would be likely to njlnce the Prohibi Lion vote for mayor Ho therefore wont to work energetically to make votes for the balance of the Prohibition ticket onlyholds778 to 078 while the regular Prohibition patty gain may be indicated by tho in crease in Mr W T Wardwellp vote When he was tho Prohibition candidate for mayor in leeS he polled 833 vofa This year ns candjjUto for comptroller ho polls 1048 votes tho highest point IHutrinNlMake Sohip lioolcs At a meeting of temperance worker held recently it this decided to make scrap boots composed of clippings from tho daily press in which are detailed crimes and deeds caused by the use of alcohol These nn to bo left in public resorts with tho Ijopo that they may havo somo influent in the temperance crusade fIThis isII good Idea and if properly done should accomplish much in tho way of educbtitt Build a Cur stnanee Cake I have all th materials for its construction froiii foundation to the finish Also a full line of Fresh groceries Fruits and Can dies S K COZINE Corner Highland Broadway nov22tf Hay for Sale and Crass f Rejnt I have fifty tons of the very nest pure ttmdthy hay that I aut to sell and which I will de ivcrin Lexington and one hun dred acres of bluegrass ele gantly watered that will be fine for winter grazing that I want to rent tf CHAISES C MOORE Commercial bOliegBiExiNOTONKY Cheapest Jest Business College in the World niffhpU Honor and Gold Medal over all other college at lortdeEyposlffonforeyetemof and truest Butinett yearIromlrnduatra to Ihulneee Teacher employe- dmidItualnea Conr e alte ualullS Arllbmetlc manehfp Commercial Mercbandlslng Da kingJointtItockbtan Lecture nu tile Corrmpondenoeacfe CoatorFullBaal ltion etattoneryandn JdcrIJcfaa bout miSort land wrl d Telewrarhy are- 1e 08SpecIaI rleeattrLdleLady Principal Employ charge tor pro curing situations lu Vcatlom Later For addn- eeenvsosuebltTU rjres Lexington KT ofrcntuckyLoo i4 Tuition for Merchants Business Course fipcc 1110Soalone free to tlieso taking the Dullness Course contllin11ngendorae THE MILWARD CO 9 and 10 W M8 in Sr Lexington Ky MUSIC and AR- TDEALERS Pianos Organs Etchings and Artistic Framing rs woo- dDRUGGIST 43 E Main St LEXINGTON KY rHEP- ERFECTION SURREY Carriages Phrctona- Bugffie8ItiKoad Carts Wagons of all kinds AT DI bDIiG ft CDr lDRALEn- sINHARD W AIRS GUNS MANTLIISIiAI2NIDSS And the LnrgestImproved A gr i eelt ural Iiiiplciiiciits o HAY PRESSES DeLONGCo N eel Frame McCormick Binder s lie flit iver Corn Planter Tho Wnlta and Ohio Corn Cultivators The Jest Chilled Plow The Vulcan Z GIBBONS1 AilorneyatLaw LICXINGTO3V KY Offices 50 52 E Short St TELEPHONE No3 WINTER READING i1 KMORTON CO Booksellers fi Druggists In addition to their largo stock of books suitable for evening reading have the best facilities for procuring Books and Period cats to order from the book cen EuropeJorrespondence AddressL J B MORTON 00 26 East Main Strec- tLEXINGTNJ KY G STOLL JR Lato Chief Deputy Collector 7th Die CityNationallBanKLcxlngton llorneyatLawU VOTARY PUBLIO No E EXINGTOX KY KflUFMflN STRflUS ft GO jl2 East Main Street BBST ILAOE IN THE CITY O1ST Dress GoodsIDry Goods Domestics Notions HfNE W OLENs = and SILKSfA SPECIALTY PRICES WAY DOWN- A grand stock of cljenp and fine Notions always on hand Give ua a call and secure prices KAUIfMAN STRAUS Co Successors to ED S RIGGS 12 EAST MAIN STKJ3IGT CIS BRENT Grain Hemp and Wool22 d 34 SOUTH BROADWAY LXINGTON KENTUCKY RACKET STORE 11 13 W Main St The cool weather will soon be here We are fixed for it will the largest Block of EILL Bud WINTER GIIDDS We eachLadieseachHosieryBlankets 85 125 up to 1000 a pair pricesHavoCloaksNellioBelts Girdles Kid Gloves Cashmere Gloves spoolNeedles J D PUEQELL IF YOU WANT THE BEST FLOUR USE Cream ExtractIBE SURE TO ORDER THAT BR1C MADE BI Lexington Roller Mills CO JOB Le COMPTE Secc Manager Heating Stoves Furnaces An Hard Goal Biii Eiiim ArB Always llifiul CARBON FAVORITE a now soft coal BASE HEATER is a fine stove Our stock must be seen to be appreciated Economy andU tWE1rM Air Furnaces ARE TILE BEST A E And Kochargewe sell Ss cheap as the cheapest Give us a call S nISlCctfl VANCE FE NEY20 WEST MAIN STR uT taJRESTAURANT i JFOR LADIES AND GENTLEMEN NOW BEING REFURNISHED The Phoenix Hotel Restaurant Shelf Dysfells GOI11B and Euercyf iqg in SnSTRICTLY FIRSTCLASS Best in Lexington J H DAVIDSON Propr JJD Or FtA V ESaDEALERS IN Ornamental ll1Ollaild Plain Hardware CUTLERY GUMS AMUNITIO- NMANTELS AND GRATES TILING Carpenters and ISlacItsmitliB Tools Rope Chain Helling IronyBirdand Smooth Vlre and Keaily ftllxtd ain 66 58 E Main StTelephoDe184 C01LJE ANX SEE OVERSTREET WILSONS ELEGANT New Drug Store No 15 NORTHERN BANK BLOCK SHORT ST Where Only FirstClass Goods will be Sold in Every Department at LOWEST PRICES FRuOENSM- arble and Granite Works 44 W Main St near Broadway LEXINGTON XENTVOKY CEMETERY WORB OF ALL KINDS Neatly Exoontotl ALL ODERRS PROMPTLY FILLED SATISFACTION GUARANTEED r ura I r J SIr tr t- JI h i p ADVERTISING RATES 5oif e 8iiJ138888888888862Inertloll S8SSS38SS3SS g 10111118I = three ertlon tm381181b88IIg- httuscrtlml nau 8 noMonth 8 S oI838I- inirlnscrtlons IS I = + e Insertions V13SS3SS38S3S 8338t3et888Tao I IRSSSSSSSSSSSInsertion n NATIONAL PROHIBITION PLATFORM Adopted by the National Pro hibition Convention al In dianapolis in 1888 Tim Prohibition part in na tional convention assembled acknowledging Almighty God as the source of all power in government does hereby declare 1 That the manufacture im portation exportation transportation and sale of bev erages should be made publi- crimes and prohibited as such 2 That such prohibition must be secured through amendments to our national and state constitutions enforced by adequate laws adequately supported by administrative authority and to this end the organization of the Prohibition party is imperatively demanded in state and nation 3 That any form of license taxation or regulation of the liquor traffic is contrary to good government that any party thatI supports license or taxation enters into an alliance with such traffic and becomes the actual foe of the states WP = fare and that we arraign the Republican and Democratic parttics for their reso1t sluoiuf liuunawViinqtritjiyW hereby they oppose the demandof tho people for prohibition and through open complicity with the liquor crime defeat the en forcement of the law 4 The immediate abolition of the internal revenue system whereby our national govern ment is deriving support from our greatest national vice y 5 That an adequate public revenue beingnecessary it may properly be raised import duties but import duties should bo so reduced that no surplus shall be accumulated in the treas ury and the burdens of taxation should be removed from all foods clothing and other com forts and necessaries of life and imposed on such other articles of import as will give protection to tho manufacturing employer and producing laborer against the competition of the world That the right of suffrage I rests on no mere circumstance 0 race color sex or nationality and that where trom any cause it has been withheld from citizens who are of suitable age and mentally and morally qualified for the exercise of an intelligent ballot it should be restored by the people through tho Legisla tures of the several States on such educational basis as they may deem wise 7 That civilservice appointments for all civil service offices chieflyclerical in their duties should be based upon moral intellectual and physical qualifications and not upon party ser vice or party necessity 8 For the abolition of poly gamy and the establishment of uniform laws governing marriage and divorce 9 For prohibiting all combinations of capital to control and to increase the cost of products for popular consumption 10 For the preservation and defense of the Sabbath as a civil institution without oppressing any who religiously observe tho same on any other than the first day of the week 11 That arbitration is the Christian wise and economical tin method of settlingnational differences and the same d should by judicious legislation be applied to the settlement of disputes employes and employers that the abolition of the saloon would remove the burdens moral physical pecuni ary rind social which now oppress labor and rob it of its earnings and would prove to bo wise and successful way of promoting labor reform and we and capital to unite withus for the accomplishment thereof thatmonopoly in land publicactual settlers and that men alandwages for equal work 12 That our immigration laws should bo enforced as to prevent the introduction of all convicts inmates of other dependent institutions and others incapacitated for selfsupport and that no person shall have the ballot in any State who is not a citizen of the United States 13 Recognizing and declaring that the prohibition of the liquor traffic has become the dominant issue in national politics wo 8invite to full party fellowship who on this issue with us are agreed in the fu belief that this party can and wi remove party differences pro mote national unity and insure the best welfare of our entire laud An Holiest Farmer Tclln Some Wholesome Facts that a Partisan Editor Withholds Harrodsburg has nine licensed saloons two beer saloons and one wholesale whisky store from which 4850 license is received each year Yet with all this our jail is without prisoners other than three trusties serving a short sentence HARRODSIJURO Dec 23 1890 Mr Charlie Moore DEAR SIR Enclosed you will find a short notice from one 0 our town papers Harrodsburg Sayings somcone more this little piece but one that contains a deal that is calcut lated to mislead the public mindr and the to make the impression thaitis than a cursefThe reason that I write you is fotherall news favorable t Prol1ibitionJI just want to give a few facts l about our town The editor of the Sayings failed to say that Circuit Court had jushclosed after three weeks and sent several to the penitentiar- And released others on bond having had time to try them oneI aono costing the State over rtin tVirmnnml clmlnra and that cnafe a in a room has already cost the State a large amount and is not yet througl1l Ho failed to state county court day previous inII ono of these sumo barrooms aa young mans throat was cut most from ear to ear and anotho- oung mans skull was almost broken The pitiful cries of the wounded man brought people from all parts of the town and kin s was sus pendedtIt is too true s or sample rooms are placed in the principal part of Main street e the most popularh dry goods houses and to the Were I to attempt to detail all the misery that these saloons have caused in the last few months it would take columns have seen a few copies of donemorfe to create a tion than all the silent pulpits a 1and the Jingfriends young men to see your paper and say that if you will send them one sampl- cop they will certainly as soo as they sell their tobacco take it This is the first time I ever wrote to or fora paper in m yItlife You can say in your issue what you think but I feel if I remain silerh I would recreant to the interests of m church my fellow man and my God The name of one young man who wants our is John Woodward lIarrodsburgI Hopingthat you will be suc I remain JworkerAs the editor of The Blado I want to say to you dear brother that it that is the first letter thin you ever wrote for a newspaper I hope it will not be the last one but that The Blade may soon again havo the pleasure of print your observations of things Your style is delightful to mo and the editor of the s burg Sayings ought to fool re baked a man who mike his living working in the field could so easily and thoroughly expose the manner in which tho e has withheld some facts and printed others so as to convoy a impression in the interest of the whisky business and against good morals Set up with him Brother Cole man and let us hear from you when ho does any more of that The last time I was in Hat rodsburgit was to report a fear that was done by a man who has been honored by your people On that occasion I saw for the first time one of your most distinguished citizens that I was looking at as he walks the streets My business as a newspaper man made it desirable for the good of the State that I should see him and talk to him I started to follow him and ho went into a saloon right in the middle of your business houses sayYon d statement of the whisky question that your paper gives is an ox ception It is that way all over the State In reading the item from the badlyIlshort sentence If this wet true of somo of the trustees o Kentucky towns who license saloons the country might be better off BRO BARNES Is Suffering for Want of The Necessities of Ufa Cant We Build Him a Pink Cottage in Lexington Rev George 0 Barnes who is known to thousands of people allover tho country is now said to be suffering for the necessities of life at Inverness Scotland and of course this means that his family are sharing the privation with him- f Oottagebuilt I wish all the newspapers in thee State would publish my plan and- o let us see if can be done Bro Barnes is a lovely charac and the older I get and the I know of the man the I am drawn to him This of course a great concession or me to make who have written so much against him though itItrue that I have written moreI him than any man in the CraddockoWalton of the Interior He is certainly peculiar and far out of the usual run of men but I ought not to object to im on that account orythink his life has been molded largely after that of Barton WJ Steno J gettinglongorder must soon be gathered to fathers and his joined their fortunes with in a remarkable way and so to forfeit all domestic felicitfwill soon be left without thatrsupportinGeorge O Barnes is the man payformen who distinguished them in war I want to see men honored who are great in peace and who havo aid that softened our earts and implanted in them the desire to do bettor Mr Barnes is a man of a high order of scholarship in lines con genital with his special department and in large cities he has hold audiences that crowded opera houses or large churches for weeks at a time as Beecher Talmage have never done probably could not have oratoryltiays at least In personal purity and the humility of his religion he withnsome are most conspicuous in American cotem history is a great reflection upon the intelligence and refinement of the State of Kentucky that such n instanceyupon this people from time to time andcarry oft thousands of each time leav the State no better religious y and more than over vitiated in its tastes by the uncouth methods time man while George 0 Barnes from all whose thousands sermons no man will recall to have heard anything impure o r todaytforts to clothing Can it be possible that among all the thousands of people whose hearts have melted and poured out at their the influent of this wonderful man thorn are not enough to buy a sweet little homo for him and his family herein Lexington and to send for him away oft to those foreign shores and bring him horn by force if necessary and put him iu it In his religion he has known sympathisersfrom any church or no church miscellaneously would lovo to hoar from al over the country an expression of his friends as to what they will be willing to give with the understanding that nothing shall be paid until a amount has been promised And some suitable person or persons appoint to take charge of fund und attend to its appropriation The Christian of Christ It is a well known fact that the ardent workers in the temperance movement find the grog shops and the churches their chief ob stacles You soonjlearn to count the liquor dealer and the communicant almost equally out of rank with you irtyottr solitary battle You must bring your drunkard to the vestry or ho may as well drink You must save reformed man in th denomination or you may collect your library and piano for the youtI was once present at a touch ing scene whore tho sacrament of the Lords Supper jvas adminis tercd in the presence ofa crowd of fallen men struggling for new life These poor fbllo conld not have oor a so much as the odor of the sacred wine it would have sot r bodies an souls on fire Pur water fille the nickelplated taikard of th communion service The bread and the water of life were blessed before the wistful gaze of reverent castaways The clerg man officiating an old man who had dedicated his ate to the peronce work and dozen peo plain obscure unflbcked members in the communicants representatives t present at a scone which was a matter of intense interest in the city and of severe ecclesi astical blame to the temperance 1Itwe should even have to remihd ourselves that with this dcadjino of religious respectability the Founder of our faith had no more to do than he had with the moral example of Herod Christ vas the come outer of His day He was the Protestant He wlsthe Liberal j He was the victim of spiritual independence lIe was the faith that rises I Just to scorn tho consequence And just to do the thing His teaching wasfone tlrIHn- gorotest against ecclesiasticism tie life wds one pa tic plea fo religious rose om t t and thy neighbor an follow Me His command and our duty are in these few words He cut down doctrinism and dogma tism as a mower cuts down this ties In His insistence on practical holiness there was no room for chatter about creeds He gave Himself to God and to mis erable men This fervent young rabbi had no time to formulate a Shorter Catechism Fancy for the nonce our Lord appointed chairman of thjfeexani heresyhuntingagines the eloquent silence wit which Ho would sit out the accepted tests of fitness for mans bership in His visible church What does the candidate believe concerning the total depravity of all mankind Is he aware that he committed the sin of Adam What are his views upon the eternal damnation of thq finally im penetent Has he faith in the sanctity of immersion Does ho accept the sacrament of infant sprinkling Test his knowledge of the Trinity Try his theory of the nature and office of th Holy Ghost Is he sound upon the doctrine of election he totter upon justification b faithNow conceive it to be the turn of the mute presiding officer to put questions to the candidate One may imagine that the test questions for religious character would take a surprising turn youlovewhole of it Explain to us your neiqhboraAreCan you control your temper Do ou talk scandal Are yon- famllil1r with the condition of the poor What are your methods of relieving it Can you happily give disagreeable service to the sick How do you bear physical suffering when it falls to your own lot How many druttkar have you tried to reform outcasts have you sought to save What mourners havo you comforted On what social theory do you invite guests to your house What proportion of your income do you give to the needs of others What do you understand by prayer to God What is your a Christ like lifo Tho Christianity of Christ necessitates a personal consecration fanned to a white heat that burns to ashes all the ordinary standards ofconduct involves a religious toleration all love and love worthy requires an estimate o social values absolutely revolu tionary to our accepted models The time eau come and if it can it must when the New Tcs intelligentlydtury The time must come andI if it must it can when spiritual caste shall be the only basis of social rank If Christs life moans anything this is inevitable Tie imagination falters before the regress of consecrated sociology The complexity of our age would make it an interesting science to a cynic and facinating to an cn thusiast Time night is far spent oh householders said Guatama it is time for you to do what you deem most fitNow Chris tianity eCnthollcs and Prohibition Front the Quest CatholicdpoliticalissuesEgyptian Sphinx But if Prohibitionists have any desire to see their Catholic fel alow citizens swell their ranks in orderTthem to do so they will wachoose means a little different from those which they havo so far resorted to In this land of liberty we shall not be inCud of Rev A Boulton Newsd acsome re marks supposed to have been made in a recent speech of Rev willyman that he was misquoted and thatrsome one dirtsAs regards the Catholic churchA however this much can it is stronger in temperancep sentiment today fore and its total abstinence societies are stronger than at any previous time in the history of the church while the Pope him self has pronounced a benedict ion upon them some of noblest and strongest advo Fcotes10foundwho has given hundreds of dol Ir4 tars to the Prohibition party and who confined himself to the barest necessities of life to save money for this great work In a wrote the following At every turn I am coming on priests he very foremost among us the men who wjlljol bishops byandby who declare themselves converted to Prohi bition and goingto vote hibition for instanceII the President of Archbishop Iree lands Theological Seminary und g College the Professor of Thco logy there and pastors of some of the principal parishes of the its archdiocese They recognize that the Prohibition party is the thing the only thing to bring to a full stop the driu evilarid in they recognize this as the worst foe of the Catholic church The church wants to save souls alreadyhopposition in the natural and passions the temp tations common to man So the good priests those who want above all things to cooperate is with God and the Church to bene fit mens souls are delighted to think of this worst bar to the work of the Holy Ghost as Cardinal Manning calls the drink traffic effectually put out of the way And it is not only Irish Amori can and American priests that- e GermanISing over to us and will be by 92 a great force Only let the claims of Prohi bition be put before the Irishr Americans and the other Catho lies in a wa worth of it and of 1torsiasm for the glory of America all their unequalled combining of the largest tolerance and even tenderness for the beliefs of others with the strictest devotedness to their own all their chivalrousness purity and loyalty to God and to all power that is from God truly will make them bo not only voters for Prohibition but its most earnest mid effective guard ions Archbishop Ireland too who is toda recognized as one ot the asgreatest if not the greatest orator of the Catholic in America spoke the following burning words which have rarely been surpasses in eloquence Foremost among social ques tions demanding our attention I place temperance for lam not afrnitl to say there are few other questions relating to social wel rare as important as this or which are more intimately allied with it and need not for their own solution seek from it countenance aud aid miseryinnumera Iland curossos to distract the prof 111 IIII from its perfidy and meanwhile it sinks its fangs into palate and stomach to create an irritation which its own fluid alone can temper it shoots its venom through every nerve which in ceaseless vibration will afterward clamor for a renewal of its fatal touch The craving for alcohol begotten of alcohol ever waxes stronger the moment comes when it is a wild passion a fierce madness It commands and obtains the most fearful sacrifices forgetshonorlaughter casts to the vender of liquor that solitary dime that wouldstay the starvation of the child the husband pawns th dress of the din wife The mysteriousThe terror before its shrine yottt anddopesits sake a mothers and a brides love Old ago at its bidding puts on the garment of idioc and closes its earthly journey in disgrace and sin Piety docs not the fury of its breath very cedars ill Lebanon kayo been laid low royal oaks of the forest have been uncrowned and flung into the deep valleys of ignominy and death Head for a the daily papers what frightful frequency there is in the statement follow quarrelinkswas a Every mornin the police calendar is black with names of and women arrested for drunken ness The careful investigation the Bureau of Labor in a largo city Boston declaration that eightyfour er centum of all crime brought before its tribunals was the direct gChicago 111inDIRECTI IeIwouldsmrcely exist t it not for stink and yet out socities are overburdened with demands our elcmosynary c institutions are crowded and our tramps number legions Ask employers iu factories slid mines they will say how often men are idle from intemperence and how when payday comes half the ages drift into time tills of rthC8100nkcepen rf With all religion andmoral means is there not room for law it not the duty of the State to law and enforce it Law most valuable aid to morals and to religion It is of itself a teacher by holding up to public aze a right rule of conduct and sword of justice does much in quickening the moral conscience within us Law will not create virtue which must have its roots the innermost soul But it will remove TEMPTATIONS from virtues way or at least reduce their violence Tell me not that temptations to drink shall remain The temptations to drink today set before the people especially before the weaker and poorer portion of them are dread ful in their deathly power and i tAnd neither charity to fellowmen nor justice to society to permit them These are evils and incitements to evils in presence o which moral and religious means are utterly powerless Law cnn do something May we invoke its aid What else but law will arrest the eness of the traffic What else but law will curb its political audacity These burning thoughts are a true as anything can be Catholics and Protestants are alike by rum ande invite all to join with us under the white banner of Prohibition to use this strong arm of o aw to protect our helpless women and children from this awful monster of evil that is stalking through our land CATHOLICS Alit PKOIIIBI TIGHT What the Editor of the I C It V Journal 8nyn About the Position of That Church PllOIIIIUTIOK NOT COXTIUUY TO DOCTRINES OPTHK CHURCH THE CHUUCH WILL NOT Lr HEn CHILDRKX DESTROVKD IIY RUM Editor The Quest- PHILADELPHIA Nov 12 90 Your remarks concerning Cath and Prohibition deserve a sustaining word from all Catholics who are Prohibitionists of the rum traffic Protestant Prohibitionists should not think Catholics as such are opponents of Prohibition or that any who are Prohibitionists urn the less dutiful Catholics course the Church has not in favor of Prohibition any more than it has anyother politics ro I ISheon the question of Total Ahstitnonce save as to those who the ranks of the excessive drinkers She commands temperance and if all her children heeded that no total adstincnce societies would exist or be necessary She has spoken encouragement to total abstainers she has blessed their efforts and the present Pope has advised the priests to be models of total absti acute not of temperance but of totalabstinence mind yon As regards the liquor traffic she is almost on the verge of oven Pro hibition The last Plenary Coun cil of Baltimore surely spoke hard- e andcondemning words of the tmf fie It urged pastors to advise Catholics to abandon traffic wayhfront the Council of Baltimore are rightfulnessFor surely the business my church has condemned and the only one she has publicly declared she does not want to be in is the yer one I should note as n Catholic citizen uphold by my vote apart from my obligation as a pledge abstainer to discountenance the cause and practice of intempe notice Protestant Prohibitionists have never tried to whip in Catholics to the support of Prohibition They cannot oven whip in Protes tants It is neither a Catholic nor Protestant question Ifit were Protestant in most States Protestants could carry the measure I have been ai avowed and pub liens known Prohibitionist for years anti have let no one among Catho lies pass me in upholding itns my paper the I C B U Journal is evidence I know the Tuvpr with which Prohibition is re a rtlcd byu ynttd1enalamaugCatholics have but to be shop toI It churchand that itcan be main taincdon Catholic principles and hey can he won to it for whip ling them into any cause cannot oc thought of Nothing is such an to t te Catholic church as rum Nothing has so her in this country Nothing has caused the loss of so many of her adherents Nothing has made so many un faithful to her as turn Her great enemy in this land is runt Protes and infidelity are but slight i3taoi03 in lierpavu rof progreSgrrPS specialthemselves against its use even Her head Christs vicar on earth has advised in a special let thisconntrylllr abstinence and she has advised Catholic rum dealers to abandon the business What more can slit do She will do what is needed for the salvation of souls If her warnings and advice are not heeded she willas her Divine Founder drove the of His Temple out she will speak commandingly God is not going to let this land be desolated and the people dcs troyed He has given this land to the people Here all problems agitating mankind will be settled rightly settled to the peoples good Here above all other lands our Catholic church enjoys the fullest- f freedom to do her work for the peoples good She is the church of the people She is the church of tliofuturoof tlu country and8ho is not going to sec her children torn from her by rum andnot strike runt She is not going to see countless thousands of good living nonCatholics kept from com big to her arms because rum ruined lives of no many who call her mother shame her and blacken her fair form and obscure her beauty from those who seek the soul sustaining balm which she alone possesses In this spirit we Catholic Prohibitionists work for the salvation of souls and the good of our dear country for God hone and na the lund May God give us all courage tar the battle we are in Fraternally MAUTIX I J Glottis What Somebody Else Says About Them From The Prohibitionist We constantly read of what doingrmans of Christs Kindom Wo know of no man of intelligence who does not admit the right eousness of prohibition of tho liquor traffic Tho election re turns show 96 per cent at least ofchurch membership and min istry voting for its perpetuation Our acquaintance with infidels und skeptics is a limited one but at least 25 per cent of all we know vote tho Prohibition ticket and we have never hours ono ad doingdity Shame on time Christian Church Iyet I Thanks Good Friends I do honestly mid sincerelw wish the whole world A Happy New YeariN ever 1Jl my connec ton Itljournalism have I had such renn son to be grateful to my fellow countrymen as I have on this the 30th day of December 1890 My last issue asked the peopleb to pay mo or send me word t they intended to do so or that they did not intend to do so and that I should bo thankful in any evenLs1 have gotten only one or two orders to discontinue my paper while people from a distance hav sent me their money and on th street here they have handed to me and all with compliments that are exceedingly flattering Beside this I have a good big hunk of money in the Second National Bank and plenty ol credit when that gives out and more money coming Cashier Nicholas is requested to tell any body about my status there who Xasks him about it in the r yII have just received money from Lexington Harrodsburg Georgetown Mortonsville and Winchester and will senduse papers to Pennsylvania Indiana and Great Crossings Ky 1YnntH XC1fH ill the Blade HAimoDsutma Ky December 26 1890jC o MOORE Esq Lexington KIDear itEnclsed findni check jpr 2 amount of subscription tr Blue Grass Blade for one yi Ought to have sent the pnej earlier but simply neglecter t I doubt exceedingly whether our method of dealing with the liquor question will eventuate successfully or that any newspaper can thrive financially or otherwise that is handicapped with Woman Suffrage Cant you sell that hay crop rent out the grass land and with the proceeds add a few more pages or columns of local and general new- to the Blue Grass Blade Very truly Jxo L CASSKU Dear BrotherMy advertise merithas assisted me to sell nearly all of my hay and to rent my grass Some good people like yo rsel have asked me to put news in my paper I could not compete with the lady papers in this My Pape- goes far and near and many of it readers would not care for ou local news and ninetenths o them take it for the Prohibition it it Ill bet you 2 that you wil- be u Prohibitionist if you read yearED a Wants the Blade And tht Rational View WixciiESTKK KY Dec 27 Mr Charles C Moore Editor Blade Enclosed find check for Iforyour book the Rational View I have been a Prohibitionist from away back and Iam willing to pay my way and fight for it Yours fee I N MASSIE toBmy ecteda0aOld Virginy RICHMOND VA Dec 2690 Dear MooreLast March think it was the Richmond Times publishedan editorial reflecting upon the Prohibitionists and quo ijtellswine at Cana ofGalilee and advo eating high license as the proper dPrestonreply was never published Again it t1NewTimes to which my brother made jrEditorDear SirLast week the folloslog from the New York was p publishedin your paper and I take your approvalP pAlaws no matter how objectionable it may at the moment seem to the individual is the essentialattribute of a good lawmaker andu good v citizen If there be something herent to sex that distorts the moral and mental sense of these women crusaders and renders them incapable of comprehending the limitations and the burdens as well will as the privileges of law then there little to hope for in the introduc lion of the feminine element into politics Why didnt the Star and Times have some words ofwholesale re juke for the lawless liquor seller Wh pour out the vials of your rath upon the suffering heartbroken mothers and wives driven desperation by these lawbreak rum trnihckcrs Is it became liquorsaloonists have a vote are an important factor in politics while the women have no voice in the government which tuxes them and subjects to humiliation and sorrow y licensing the sale of intoxica ting liquolH A wholesome re herd for tho law is the essential attribute of a good lawmaker and a good citizen Are liquor as a class good citizens- A line just a line please Tho Tines about those whisky sal lets who violate the law Dont thee law Dont they sell on Sunday Itslandered Did not Judge French four yenta ago summon before him the liquor sellers of Man chester and tell them that it was an secret that they had con InwI the fern eninc element into politics would be an awul calamity pray tell us what about the introduction of the liquor selling element into politics A wholesome regard the law is an essential attribute of a good citizen Take that for a text Mr editor and il lustrate it by the whisksellcrs 7Hespeetfnll CUTLEIl Like the others this communication never received any notice was never published We need a strong Prohibition paper in our cityedited by a man like yourself rr Sawyer and P II Cutler who fear God andnot man who love their fellowmen and the truth Yours truly JJA CUTLER ry =HAS A KIND WOltD For Silvcrtimg and Brother Dudley but Leaves General Athcrtoii Out In the Cold JGEORnETOWS KY Dec 29 90 C C Moore Esq DEAR SIR Inclosed I son you two dollars to pay for The Blade one years When it came supposing it was merely a specimen COPand upon my failure to send tin money it would stop itself I stil- received it merely by way of suf ferance not knowing how soot tfre nricTTitBtjif wauUV cSase to meffearful you would say or do some 1thing that would wound the feel tugs of some of your readers not JoufProhiblI trust you will not for one moment entertain such a convic When the Prohibition party came to tho determination to run Congressional candidates I wrote to Col Breckinridge to know if he would not consent to accept our nomination and advocate the principles of Prohibition andI us from hunting a new man I received no answer from A short time afterwards however he came to Georgetown- and I met him on the street when he informed me ho had received my letter but he said he knew how to answer it there was really no better temperance man man no was that the whisky iiestion tvA very difficult ontjto handle nd if I correctly understood him no man was more anxious to put heIhow to take hold of it butfor the life of him he could not see oftgentleman Con resB to prohibit the intro packagesintoI took the liberty of writing Colonel that I thought he be rendering acceptable I aidinginI failed to receive any an but upon reading the pa I found he was opposed to law and voted against it the Colonel thought its would do more harm to good cause of temperance p lohimwho can blame Dr Dudley for it for him even if he did Inltwohaps if the Doctor will read carefully Mrs Henrys address to the Constitutional Convention he see less objection to Woman HightsBntwith these distinguished gentle mon perhaps they will soon be with us Respectfully yours of MILTON STEVENSON J Yf You lure a Chair The Loyal Temperance Legion wishing to show their appreciation of the kindness extended them by the Y lI C A will at their next social Thursday evening January 8th serve refreshments the proceeds to be used in purchasing chairs for the Y M C A Gentle men will be charged 10 cents at the fleet Ladies free IIc Likes It GEORGETOWN KY Dec 2990 G C iloore Esq Lexington Ky DEAR SIR Enclosed you will please find my check for two dollars I like The Blade very much You write as if all you say starts at your heart and comes onfit the point of your pen I hope yon will continue tho publication of the paper Yours truly JAMES B FINNE- MCoimuittccniaii rooks on the Convention East Maxwell Street Lexington IyJnn1 Mr Chas 0 Moore Editor Dear Sin Being confident that it is memimcrethat n call will be issued by Chairman llarrisatancarldatefarnconferenceto villelitho place not yet determined for the benefit of others who would like to know the object of the call I will mention only a few things that must ne cessarily be considered The first and the most important will be the completing of the State fund which must be done before an organizer is cured to do the work Another that is very important and much needed is the State Think Lexington n good place to establish our news department and with some little change in the man agement of The Blade I will gladly rc commend it as the State organ and should this recommendation meet the approval of the Conference of course it would necessitate the enlargement of The Bladel30 that news of interest from other sections of the State could receive attention as well ns the news at home Then I recommend some changes in the State Executive Committee not be commitItlescattered and that it prevents them from meeting and on a of importance to the party throughout the State I believe the committee shonl as often as once each month for future work Other things carefulito the party will come up for I suggestions will be considered the will be largely attended by the repre n who will make the necessarysacrifices to bo at the trulyConference I am very yours G M I Tool it Like a Little Man 1IIAIIIIODSUtiI10 Dec 29 1890 Esq MY Dean SIR We are approaching the termination anotlicr year of tr1ggW1nn IieatiT tmr1thlr1nTl g other debts remember that I owe you transISI presume was sent ni hind George Handy had sent ou som- e1IIIlshut he refused to permit me to repay him and hence send you live dollars on payment of my share of tho stock and should yon be unwilling to receive it on that claim I beg that you will keep it and use it in the cause you are advocating We have before us n long hard con test and whethr I shall live to be at the lanais oration you may deliver over the saloons do not know but I hope you may survive to officiate on that occasion With Christmas greetings and best wishes Truly yours O Brother when I die I want to go right where you go I dont care wherein the thunder itsEIJITop Turn the Gnus On Gen Ather tour WUDWOOD Ky Dec 28 1890 We are all O K now Brother Moore and I am going to take the liberty of suggesting that as you the strongest fortviz Coto- nndcrin Chief Atherton of the enemy that it be kept right there as you have already settled all the smaller mysforce of Prohibitionists to turn their A little more grape and we willhave him mayfindit leaves me I am and ever hope to be your true friend W W BluHH Your Wear Heart Ky Dec 30 1890 Mr 0 0 Moore Elitor Blade Dear Sir I herewith enclose to you subscriptionyourbook I am already a subscriber and think I up to sometime in February think name of your book is The National View Very Respectfully Your Well Wisher 0 N E cor 7th and Oak Louisville Ky Sorter Likes It 1800IKY Dec 27 Mr Charles 0 Moore Dear SIr1 have been getting your aper for some time I know not how ng and I will enclose my check for SI I am entitled to any more papers for let them como if not cancel name and oblige have enjoyed the paper do nothingVery A Col Gilnmn in Solid WhI JUcr Pcrllce Monday Morning Doc 23 1890 Editor IooreIt would have done some good to have witnessed how nicely the city street hands cleaned the snow off of the in front of Colonel Oilmanssaloon on corner Mill and Water streets this morning NEW TSTORECIIOIOF8T Teas Coffees Baking Powder China Glassware and Qncenswnrc Given as Premiums t- oPURCIIASIERS Goods Delivered Free of Charge Great Atlantic m Pacific Tea Co 137 East Main St yore to Post Office Lexington Commercial Shorthand and Telegraph Department STATE A M COLLEGE l3G As HIV E Main St LEXINGTON 1C Y II C C CAIilIOUN Principal VICTOR BOGAERT 3IManUfactur 15 Eost Short Street r LEXINGTON KENTUCKYf T BERT rKENNEDY SUCCESSOR TO KNOXVILLE FURNITURE CO Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of FURNITURE CLOCKS PICTURES CARPB1IS c Goods Sod on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 K Main St Lexington Ky Be tt3T FWenceIliavu a furmur iibml lite fulhnvlng varieties ffeneffigtonc post and ra plank and post barbell irelinkedwire Virginia worm picket and hiiiner and three kinds of wire and picket fence including the ofYthis city a ant elements it is the best fence I ever saw Sworn toy on the Dictionary by me this October year of our Lord 1890 CIIAHLES C Mo0RE- Proliihitionistt and Crank J JOHN T MILLER f WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Packing Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c SS5 VHSX MAIN sT12 CIT LEXINGTON KENTUCKY t NEW FALL GOODS IDASSELL PRICE ire IIvndUliiurterH for Everything New and BiyliHli in the Dry IncJELEGANT DRESS GOODS t NEW STYLE CLOAK- SUnderwear and Hosiery Blankets etc All of which can 1Ichaell1t very lowest prices as they never allow any one to undersell them lt a LOCATION 16 18 WEST MAIN STREET f l HENRY VOLTDEALER IN Staple and FancyGroceries FRUITS POULTRY ANDVEGETABLES Special attention paid to Country Produce Telephone call 177 TERMS 30 DAYS Cor Broadway and Short Sts BJrlll RQIS ftBB- ARE RECEIVING DAILY All the New and XTobby Styles IN PL9 8 i a d otoL OHINN ROSS TODD SaOESA FEW SPECIALTIESOUR CELEBRATED ENGLISH RAIN WALKENPHAST dryOUR are forheavyOur stock of Mona Shoes is complete from the highest to heaviest COME AND SEE OUR ASSORTMENT AND PRICES S BASSETT A SONS 30 EAST MAHN STREET The Cheapest place in the City to Purchase DRUGS TOILLT ARTICLES Pens Paper and Stationery of All Kinds JCS AT EDGARS PHARMACY 70 AND 72 EAST HULAIUST STREET All Electric Curs Pm s Hie Door T Gr GAXVEBT 23 EAST MAIN B jja- HaETTgcWcd tho largest tied mootrOomple te Siock ever brought to Lexington WATCHES DIAMONDS Solid Silver Plated Ware French Anenan Socks Broozf jf Fancy Goods Sole Agent for the celebrated Agasiz Timing Watch Diamond betting a specialty Fine Timing ches repaired and warranted f FINE TAILORING FALL 189O We have just opened and are now displaying handsomest lino of Foreign Piece Goods wo ever shown Wo have greatly increased onr facilities for fine work and can show you as handsome and stylish garments as any made in this country Look through our stock and place your orders early before fall rush comes All work turned out promptly Wilson Hunt and Co BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phaetons etc Repairing promptly done mind ou reasonable tcrniH They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE U- SBAKER and BRO DIVeaCmDProsthetic dentistry separated from operative dentistry They do not belong to each other and should not keep com panyA Prosthetic Dentist IS one who gives his whole time to arti ficial teeth leaving tho filling to be done by operative dentists- I take all impressions and do all work myself thus avoiding all risk Afy charges will be as light as I can afford to make them Mouths diftcr more than do facesno two being alike therefore no fixed prico can be given until after an examination Teeth made on any material which patients may prefer I did all the platework for the late Dr S Driggs during a period of twelve years I did all of Dr R J work whilst ho was in Lexington and have made thousands of sets ot teeth for other dentists Confining myself exclusively to tho prosthetic branch of dentistry I will of courso do superior work Cleansing extracting and straightening teeth are included in my specialty No charge for misfits Office and laboratory in Johns Building directly over Mrs Samoas Manicure Parlors Entrance on Walnut Street opposite Government Buildin- gF B BOSWORTH At1