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I IJl I 4- cw H jlll i BLUE GRA88 BLADE r IVol I No 40 Lexington Kentucky Salui lctYJftnU1ll 31st 1801 Subscription 2 a Yea I fk Vr The United Sfnlos Senate on n Big Janibnrco Tho following rraphkaccount from tho KnoxviUo Tribune will explain how tho business of the country is attended to by the drunkards that we send to Washington to represent us I dout know whether our Jo and our John G were in it or not It seems to me that I have heard their names mentioned in connection with the use of stimulants The account is as follows DRUNKENNESS IN SENATE Enough cold tea has proba bly been consumed in the various rooms and recesses of the Nations capital building to float tho navy While many of the Nations law makers are total abstainers many of them are familiar with the musical of tho jug and are- accustomed to look upon the ardent when it is red and to tarry at tho wine when it gheth its color in the cup Our Prohibition friends will doubtless read the following extract from the letter of a Chicago Herald correspondent with bitter pain and tearfulsighs of regret In truth it is not pleasant reading for any body who believes in common triumph of the silver men in the Senate was marked by a consumption of whisky almost without parallel in the annals of the Senate chamber At least a dozen grave and reverend Sena tors were so much under the in fluence of liquor that their condi tion was easily noticeable by their manner and speech Two or three were actually drunk Night sessions always bring on more or less guzzling among ben ators but it is said by old habitues of the capitol that the record was broken last night Both Demo crats and Republicans were among the ollenders and while more of the bibulous Senators were silver men celebrating their approaching triumph tho guzzling was by no means confined to their ranks Where tho whis ky was kept no one appears to know but there can be no great mystery about this for it is an open secret that wines and liquors are by the drink and bottle at the Senate restaurant notwith standing the rule against it In addition to this bottles rind jugs are kept in many committee rooms and it is even rumored that last night there was a snug little sideboard in one of tho cloak rooms Among tho Senators who bad a largo loudof intoxi cants aboard was one of the oldest and most famous statesmen from New England Ills noso was a fiery red nndus his wont be sat snuggled well down in his chair his thumbs aid rubbing his proboscis tho while making satirical and humorous remarks about the proceedings Some of his comments were such as to set those who heard them in a roar tend no pretense of ad monishing tho Senator to respect the dignity of the chamber was made by the presiding officer These remarks wore otter made in such loud tones as to bo easily heard by the occupants of the galleries and the laughter ex tended from Senators to spectators Another Senator who has been conspicuous among tho advocates ot free coinage was nearly drunk and sat in his chair en deavoring with ill success to keep awake and alert Ho sprawled his legs fur apart and every minute or two expectorated in such quantities and with such great force and with such uttor recklessness that those about him moved away to a safer distance Once in a while this Senator roused himself and made sonic remarks which thanks to the skill and generosity of the official read very smoothly in the Congressional Record An other Senator from a State not so o w l AlleghenyMountains thoughhohalf dozen intelligible words It being certain that if he once tool the floor ho would disgrace him self a number of his colleague persistentlyonhis Senators from a Southern State had in his skin about all he could curry and n Senator from a far Western State tried his level best whollyunable neighborshudin response to his name he grunt ed out a yes or nay that could not bo distinguished a dozen feet carefullykeptcolleagues and made his appear ance under escort only when he was wanted One Senator was not only laboring under tho influence of liquor but lost his temper and at one time tho chances were very good for a fisticufl distinguishedRepublican all in all the scene was one which reflects anything but credit on the American Congress A TOUGH JOIXT Is W Grays Saloon 011 SInJii Sir eel According to Ciller IUHby Meeting of the Police Commit tee Last Alight Disappear once of the Parrol Wagon Ordinance Rut the llliick Maria Will lie Purchasedat The Police Committee met atI the Mayors office last night Messrs Yell man Bruce Maloney Treacy and Benckart present- A complaint was presented which set forth that the saloon of G W Gray on Main street one J positc the rhoLntx is n lruil colIleeland disturbances etc Chief of Police Lusby appeared before the Committee and stated that the house was run in a very looso manner and was a decidedly tough place lIe presented a list of names of the men and boys who congregate in and about the establishment which made anything but an impression favorable to mittee tho proprietor upon the Com The matter was discussed by the members at length and after hearing the Chiefs graphic re port the sentiment was in favor of revoking Mr Grays license at once Mr Benckart said Gray was a poor man and ho disliked to take his business away from him with out giving him a chance Mr Yell man voted with Mr Benck art believing that he should have one opportunity to run a more orderly house before being thrown out of business The others voted to recommend tho withdrawal of the license and in this shape tho matter will be brought before the Council at the next meeting Chief Lusby stated that it was almost impos sible for his men to keep the sidewalks clear at that point and frequent warnings failed to have any effect upon Mr GrayLex in TranscriptThis of the way they do things in this town lucre are five men to whom the old aristocratic and hightoned people of this town have to go when they wanta redress of thick grievances Benckart is a saloon keeper Sometime since while he was a councilman I wont to him to get him to sign a petition to remove some houses of ill repute in front of which the finest ladies of the cityand tho young lady pupils of tho new Industrial School had to pass in going to that institu tion Bonckart refused to do so assigning as his reason that the women of these houses wore his customers Benckart also keeps a small corner grocery in connection with saloonAs reporter 1 went once to see a family that were poisoned and sintering fearfully They told me that they wore poisoned by meal that they got from Bonckarts grocery fII Mr Treacy used to be a saloonkeeper II on Dewees street in this city about as hard a part of the town as there is in it Mr Bruce is tho councilman who told me not long ago the t whisky had killed his father his two brothers his three grandson s aud was going to kill hUH A life size portrait of him i s frescoed on the walls of Loll liquorflowfearful bloody affair occurred courtsIBrucos picture is that of Doc Mooney a saloon keeper who once pointed me to his own nose with the air that a young foo brags on the coloring of his meerschaum pipe and said tin coloring of that nose cost me twenty thousand dollars Mr Maloney is a plumber and weigherThere in this town who boost themselves on their aristocracy and their money and their religion and they cringe before a Police Com mittee like that and are happy when then can get Benckart to smile on them They go to church and send money to the heathen One of the missionaries that they sent to the heathen wrote back not long ago that the ship that carried him had three missionaries and four thousand barrels of rum These Christians warn their children against growing up to be bad men liko Bob Ingersoll and Charlie Moore hightonedBluegrass magazine literature Once there was a boy who swore and his father told him he oughtnt to do boyBecause to hell said the father Bill Jones swears said the boy 1But hQJdlLgotohcllr sauTlho father Well darn him I reekouj I can stand it as long as he can said the boy Wliialcy Plays Hell III n Preachers Family Mrs J Harry Long the eldest daughter of Rev John S Sweeney of Paris Ky the wife ofa whisky warehouse guager at Midway hasI deserted her husband and two chilI dren and run off witha saloonkeeper named Tuck GIeenIcombination LongGreen sounds like a tobacco brand and if she goes back on Tack then we will have the other brand Lone JackIts awful but thats the way vo KentuckyNo eat sceiucth good but after awhile it worketh the peaceable fruits of righteousnessThis will come hone to our people after a while Elder Jnfl S Sweeney has been years111thspecial thing to be determined is to find out how much of it it takes to baptize a fellow I am 53 years old and I have been tired of hear ing about it for at least forty years eCYbOd1else whiskyRev Paris the county sent of Bourbon that furnishes the name for the double distilled hell fire that it sends all over the worldthat is the Chris tian world the Mahometans wont drink it and the natives of Congo in Attica have lately heldn big Prohibition meeting and said they would not take anymore Bourbon in theirn IeligIionsa Paris I had known of him as a most consistent Christian gentle man and a member of Brother Sweeneys church I expressed surprise that a man of that kind could get to be elected to an ollice in Paris Yes but he has been drinking good deal for some time ladyI of the big gest whisky men in Bourbon county are members of Brother Swee neys church The names of people of every shade in Kentucky who were in ti t q any way opposed to the whisky traffic have in some way attractc Ii my attention They have been Christians J and Spiritualist eFInfidels blacl and white drtiul and sober and smart men But I have never yet heard of Rev Sweeney making a Prohibition speech or takingja Prohibition s per or torn Prohibition con vention or contributing to a Pro jHe in the same pulpit in days gone by Brotliei Craddock contintully publishes in the main paper town and one of the most jjrominent in tin State that I anyryiug to beat the whisky t sent a receipt to Mr Gfiarlcton Alexan der the richest man in Bourbon county for S21i ent me for The Blade and otheal ice people down there have shoV that they appreciated my little paper but Brother Sweeney has 8o engaged with his water fight tlfift he has never taken time to sent me even an en couraging word i5my whisky fight lint whisky has cot it in for him while hes been Poling with water and Ill bet 2 he will hear about the Bluegrass Blade now I suppose hciS practically in hellnow and I am sorry for him hut its going to take just such things as this the preach ers to their senjicsand I say let them come I have been hcring for years how popular Brother Sweeney is Its a mighty i bail sign in a place like Paris My views on tHbthing of a man running minis wife are peCl liar but I willI give them for whaljthey are wOlthj I think that allr the dramatis personae in this littjij epismle ex cept Brother Sweeney arc to he congratulated I think Jack is to be congratu lated that he got the woman that he wanted and thu Irs Long isI to be congratulated that she the fellow that unted and that Mr Lai is Ie cougm tt ted llllit1i guf this unman that didnt want hilt He wants but lit Kle here below nor wants that littl1Long that ran off from him They had a case like that one HarroIsburg not long ago A fellow ran off with another fellows wife and the man that lost Her wi s distressed nearly to death about it I think he ought to have sent the fellow that stole her a chromo Kill him the dickens No the fellow that steals another fellows wife is the last man in the world that the other fellow ought to want to it old John Barleycorn Im a betting on you I dont see how the Prohibition party could get along without you When you do start out to make a Prohibition lecture you make one that lays it over Mrs Henry or George Bain or Dickie or Thomas or any of tUem Once during the war I was rid ing along beside my splendid hand some brother in law Major Thomas Y Brent who was afterward killed under Morgan A magnificent part of bra33cari non and caisons of amuuition came rolling by that they had captured from the Yankees He lookedat theo and said dontsee how we could carryon the war if it wasnt for the Yankees Thats the way with the Prohi bitionists Our batteries wouldnt amount to a hill of beans if the whisky enemy didnt furnish us ammunition like this to fire back at themShoot it to them all along the line brethren and well get there Old Scott County Heard From STAMTIVO GROUND KY January 21 1891 J 0 0 Jloorc Esq lettclIthingsIhad taken reVuge m Dog Fennel for four that some ot your wifes relatives might get hurt and the Bluegrass cease to vegetate in which letter I have a distinct collection of saying I wanted The Blade if published again It comes and insteadI of one two uumbcrs This than Iask yet I manage to rea em both always fluidout a t beIJIIgct through that they are the same No good old friend JiChum grand man that lin is ob jects to your monkeying with too many subjects in your paper especially when religion is to gN a back handcr ever and anon I will suggest this only now that theI rule that Paul submitted is good for all tarn to wit Let not then your good be evil spoken of But you will do as you please no doubt whether Dr Chinii thinks there is any souse in it or not Everytitan has his own way of killing snakes and he who mani fests the earnestness and zeal that you do in killing the infernal snake of the still must be allowed to use his own way about itand when that job is over then we can have leisure for other minor ques tions To be silent you thinknow would be a sin You are right havingbeenI have seen many things that have made my heart sick For example Rev Mr B will pllblic a temperance man Why will he not Breadand butter come largely from the other maybetrue of Mr C C thinks the church to which I preach will not like me so well if temperlance our colleges down to the common school ttncher Patronage money bread all are and they can not stand the racket 1 know of preachers in old Scott who will not touch Prohibition witha ten imaginereason but in this they ore mista heat W- IW irnd m auU gentle men and we trust that a quickened conscience may arouse you to sense of your duty and action nI IIYouGeorgetown Times and Enterprise that some of the good people of Scott andof Georgetown especially are moving in the direction of temperanceI one idea about the great evil Prohibition first last and all the time My sons your sons our neigh bors sons arc to this great evil and these emmissaries of hell delight in nothing so much as to ensnare fny son or yours Then let not the temperance man mince his words nor hater in his utterances tint let him be as bold as a lion and let him say spade when he means a spade I have a son in your cityat college I pray for him continually that heI may be delivered from the curse of whisky God save our country from this impendingruin Is it necessary to say inclosed find 2 for The Blade oflTheHave just a note from him Rev Mr nspolten of has no reference to any allusion but its a good stagger for this town The old Prohibs are going to make one half of the preachers make it pretty warm fur the other half Talk about lighting the devil with fire EDITOU Commit tecmaii G M Brooks Tenders Ills Resignation Mr G M Brooks makes me the bearer of a letter to Chairman liar ris at the Louis yule Convention offering his resignation as a menu ber of the State Executive Com mittee Mr Brooks has been most active and efficient committeeman that I have known He otters the fact that he has served two terms and the further hurt that tho duties of the position trespass uponhis time while he is employed byal business house as Thelparty owes him its thanks TAYlOR HAWKINS I Show helot a Iisplinls which merit your attention and which it will pay you to read and remember t ninnninrnim f This is our Specialty Good values on LrLlllWe arc pushing Torchon and Smyrna Lacey LA Cfandt i areW th III IWIM1UUUUU splendid things at 7 r 10 A HieITPT X31N JN IfllrgltWe have Bargains on sTo 7 7 Nest Main 8t i THOMPSON BOYD Inlll1filchl1fll + of FINE SADDLES HARNESS I RACE AND RING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY 1 NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET I LEXINGTON KY I f BIIQ2BacA FEW SPECIALTIES 1nFTR nD w a1nyyl111A t4eHAST iuu ou wear like iron keep the feet perfectly dry OUR KANGAROO CALF AND HEAVY CALF SHOES are calf lined have extra Tap Soles 4 00 make elegant shoes for heavy wear Our stock of Mens Shoes is complete from the highest to heaviest COME AXD SEE OUR ASSORTMENT AXD PRICES S BASSETT SONS ao EAST MAIN STREET UJfL RftSS 11 10BD ARE RECEIVING DAILY All the New and Nobby styles IN ftPL efa fIiia aai jfetiOrt11 CHINN ROSS TODD HE NRY VOGT i DEALER 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 DIV CEICEIProsthetic dentistry separated from operative dentistry They do not belong to each other and should not keep com pany A Prosthetic Dentist is one who gives his whole tune to artificial teeth leaving tho filling to be done by operative dentists I take all impressions and do all work myself thus avoiding all risk Aly charges will be as light as I can afford to make them Mouths differ more that do facesno 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 all the plate work for tho late Dr S Driggs during a period of twelve years I did all of Dr It J Porros work whilst he was in Lexington lad have made thousands of sets ot teeth for other dentistsConfining myself exclusively to the prosthetic branch of dentistry I will of course do superior work Cleansing extracting and straightening teeth are included in my No charge for misfits Ollico and laboratory in Johns Building directly over Mrs Semons Parlors Entrance on Walnut Street opposite Government Buildin- gF B BOSWORTH J j 1 4 Jr p THE SOUTII It PONDS i THE PROHIBITION PARTY WILL BE LANDAj J South Carnllin ReadyFlnrlda Call for 1Jrnlnlt Attention Alibmii Yalta In nllI1 Wall the Vonl InuUliniWIU roln Tho work of tho National Committee ha already shown results In tho South In tho organ VIIK operations already started In nboul twelve States Chairman fickle hlu now called for Stnte IMS Conventions to ho held as followa The dates anti places have linen decided upon after correspondence with the Chairmen of the different States Lnulslmi Now Orleans January Mississippi Jackson Alabama lilrintngtinm Florida Oral H So encoiratslnj have been tho re spmms5 from Smith Carolina that It Is likely n convention will lie called for thnt SUto between Jan and lioforu tlies conventions were decided upon n circular letter was Rent to largo number of cltlziis of these States stating tho purpose of tho Committee and requesting slsnatures to the follow log Replying to your circular letter of recent into eoncernlijj the orcanlxntlon of the Pohlbltlon Party in this State would say that tho mnttet hits my np pruval I will make on effort to bo present at tho Convention and will do what I to secure the presence of others large number of these were returned signed and the spirit of some of tho writers Is evinced y tho following tracts Should at city time you or the State Committee see fit to cull upon me for work as a publlo speaker or otheiwlsc only command me Lam at your ser vice Lets have no more to do with non partisan Amendment lights cud turn all our resources Into building up the Pro albltlon Party l nOt MISHISSII1I I am ready to do anything for the nuso possibly can I have a meeting ipponted tho first ever held In this aunty to stir up our people I unhesitatingly express my approv al of Prohibition and my willingness dd In that all other movements lu the line of reform The matter has my hearty OPPloal There are preachers laymen and what not In Mississippi claiming to be fcPiohlbItlonlsts who think more of the Democratic party thin they do of Christ and Ills Kingdom Some may write you and will doubtless oppose everything looking to party orgnnlitlon Pay no attention to those but come on and lot us organize I am indeed pleo ol to know that at last tho work of Prohibition Is to be parried on In South and especialy in this State Will be pleased to make twentyJive speeches fro oof for your It JnunltteoIor anl In our Is now There ore thousands In the State who will never unite with the Tillman Party I do not believe there ever was a more propitious time than the present tor starting a Pi ohlbltlon Party in my State One successful mooting and sould go right to victory I believe this State is getting ripe for a grand Prohibition move Am glad to do anything to advance the Interest of ProhibitionI Interested in the cause of temperance among my race colored being a life long temperance man I hail with joy any movement that will drive tho Rum Power from tho land I urn for cold water and good government FLOIIIDV What we need In Florida Is organza tion Let us have tho organizer It is with a great deal of satisfaction that I signify my willingness to cooper ate with you1 I most heartily approve of the hold Inc of a Mass Convention in this State ntnn early data All HAIL PROIIIIIITIOK The Party of Destiny Will old the movement in every way Jean There is n Prohibition lib at this place Our members oust votes for Fisk S Brooks in Si We could hivo done better this year but had no candi dates to vote for Come and organize the State A goodly number of the Prohibition ists in our village held a meeting on the 2nd Inst nnd we resolved to orinn club next Tuesday night Thero area number of stuunnli Prohibitionists in this vicinity1 This Sate in ripe fora political rising of some kind Mne corrupt and Infamous election system lu vogue here has disgusted oven many intensely par tisan d mojratic papers and this together with the systematic connivance of local and County ofllcers in elections where local option prevails with the liquor element has shown utter efficacy of tho local option system and the pressing need of a more effectual method of handling the cursed raffle These are only a few ofanumbcrof letters showing the enthusiasm of our Soatbern brothers The work will be 3000 Organzhig Fund called for by Chairman Dickie sit lu rilsed before New Years Day Jiiulnrs i Itiqulrim It Over sixty leading rallroais require Absolute total abutliKnce while on duty at all employes Tne Vlco President of the Boston and Main RiMroat writes that tho officers of that corporation have never found it necessary to issue orders concerning the drinking habits of Its employes most of tit operatng territory being in the Prohibition State of Malno Jug Train Io m d The Grand Jury of Doddridge County W Ya has indicted the Unltd States Express Company for bringing liquor 0 O D into that county The com pany has notified its agents in the in terior not to receive any more packages of liquors 0 0 D Tho result is n lIat toflTtotue Tug trains Two of Jury men nt Jiasi umeii wichIiIwere dobaired from sitting on tine jury In a Iquor case because the wires of these two men were member of the W 0 T U 11 J ltJJ ll fI UIJ FARMERS MECHANICS HOW AND WHY SO CALLED LABOR PROTECTION FAILS TO PROTECT Cheated by Volltlclnni UeTrnuilril by Law Mkerg Hobbed by the Liquor Truffle A Class Party No Ileinedy Vote with the Prohibition Party It is hoped every farmer and wage worker in America will read what fol lows They are words of truth so various sources we glenn fol lowing facts- According to thecensus of 1880 we had over 50000000 people in the United States and 143042000000 in property more than enough to count 800 to every individual or 3000 to n family The number of work people engaged in American manufactures in 1880 was 2780000 and they averaged less than n dollar n tiny In the same year we had 8000000 of fanners and farm hands they received for their labor tho average of 389 Taken collectively tho great mass of American producers received each about 85 cents per tiny From to 1870 tho wealth of the country increased from 10000000001 to 30000000000 in 1880 it amounted to 143043000000 Yet while in ten years tho wealth of tho country nearly doubled the rate of wages decreased from an average of little more titan t0J to an average of little more than jIOO per annum What share of the wealth which labor produced has it received Mr McBride Ohio commissioner of labor statistics in his speech in Spring field on Labor Day gave the following statistics on labor anti capital In England the average production for each employe was tOO Of this laborer got 200 capital 200 In the United States the average pro dnction for each employe in 1880 was 720 of which the labour got capital 014 In England the laborer gets more than capital in America capital gets more than labor In England the laborer ts threefifths of the product in AmericaII less titan onehalf In the number of female opera tives was a little over a million and n half in 1880 two and onehalf millions children employed between ten anti fif teen years of age there were in 730 1880 1118350 In 1850 tho wages paid to mechanic and operatives In manufacturing indus tries represented 23 per cent of the ue of the finished products of those in dnstries Since then the share of labor in that product has steadily decreased It was 20 per cent in 1800 18 per cent in 1870 per cent in 1880 Tin census of however dishonest will unquestionably show a further decline In the reports and statistics compiled by the chief of the Ohio labor bureau ho states that the present amount wages annually paid does not give tin wage worker comfortable means of sup port and enable him to lay by even moderate fund to meet necessary exigencies he is sure to encounter That an evil growing out of the condition is the increase of child labor and this can not be prevented until the head of the family by MB own exertion elm earn an adequate support The number of unemployed in this country at the present time is variously estimated at from four to five hundred thousand It is computed that every seventh person in the laud is either pauper or tho recipient of clarity In 1880 tho criminal classes in dew York numbered 250000 and while the population of thQstate increased during the last ten yearsiM per cent crime in creased 88 per cent The census of 1880 states that five mil lions of our people over years of age cannot read and six and onequarter mil lions cannot write Twofifths of the voters in the United States are directly engaged in agricult ure and tho other threefifths are as rectly interested in the welfare of the agriculturist Fourfifths of the taxes of thu nation are paid by the farmer and bur interests extend to every county and township Has his wealth increased in just pro portion No far from it In 1850 he owned 70 per cent of the property of the United States in 1880 33 per cent and it is almost certain that the census of will reduce that to or 20 per cent Has he been relieved of n propor tionate share of taxes Ah no In he paid 80 per cent mad in 1885 80 per cent that one blessing he enjoys unl the total estimated valuation of property in United States was 17135000000 which was assessed for taxation at 0024000000 while in 1880 it was valued at 43043000000 and tax ed at 10002000000 of which in both instances land paid fully 80 per cent leaving the necessary inference that banking railroad and corporate wealth generally must have evaded taxation And peoplo wonder at the general dissatisfaction and restlessness of labor while country is so prosperous What are you going to do about itBefore answering study a few more the last census the total banking capital of the United States was 000000 The workingman gulps down the value of all the banks in nine aluljof all the minus was 1100 000000 In fourteen mouths that value disappears down the workmans throat in strong drink The mills and factories cost 4000 000000 In four years and two months the toilers consume that sum in liquor The railroads in 1880 have cost to struct and equip 5600000000 But even that colossal sun slips down the liquor laved throats of laborers in three months less than six years Only 400000000 aro invested in tele graphs Five months answers the work ingman to use that sum in drink Look how values equal to the worth of the nations greatest enterprises go gurgling down the drinking laborers iirlrU Caused His Downfall ExJudge H Marshall Buford of Lex ington Ky has been taken to an asylum for tho insano at Cincinnati An inordinate love for drink caused his downfall Ho is exjudgo of the tour mon pleas court of this district resigned n few months ago on account of his habits He never married and is about 40 years old He was considered one of the brightest legal lights of the state was related to tho celebrated Marshalls of Kentucky and as his name indicates is descended from the squally well known Buforda I n J ONLY AMERICANS LICENSED The ProvUloit l crlmliiatliiK Against Allflix Dcclnrnt to he Cnnatltuilonal Tho Maryland Court of Appeals sus tains tho liquor license law passed by the last legislature and decides that the provision discriminating against aliens is not unconstitutional This was a test case nude by the Liquor Dealers As sociation in behalf of lobo A Tregassor The Commissioners ha refused to grant Tregassor a license on tho ground that ho was not a citizen of tho United States Chief Justice Ifartan of tho City Court was asked to Issue n mandamus compelling the Commissioners to Issue the license but he refused to grant the writ Thereupon an appeal was taken which resulted In tho nlUrmliig of the decision of the lower court Judge Bryan lu rendering his decision said Tho power of tho Legislature over the wholo sill Vet under tho Constitution of tho State cannot bo denied The law wo are considering was an effort to restrict the licenses to such persons as would not abuse t o privilege and tho Com mission had the power to refuse the li cense to nn unfit person or tho license was not necessary for the accommoda lion of tho public It was thought proper to confine tho licenses to cltr119 of this United States of temporal habits and good moral character It weaned wise to tho Legislature to confer It only on thoso who being natives of country might rats malily bo suppose to have a regard for its welfare or who not being natives hralns required the until al izat ou laws proven by ermlltublo tI mony beforo a iwirt of Justice that they were nUathol to tint principles o tho United States and werewell disposed to their order and nappliiess It was cer tainly tic function of Uiobiwurikiug do purtmont to oxerolsn its judgment on this question and this Court has no right to crltlse Its coneluson It Is contended the appellant that this law is In einll et with four teenth amendment to the Constitution of tins United States In doprlvini Trn gusset of his right It can 11t bu said that any man alien or citlx II has a natural rlgit to retell intoxicating liq uors Iiijuroii occupation may bo prohibited ultojiolher individual lit eats must yield when thy are opposi tion to public gonl and Legisla ture Is to determine what monmiros will best promote tlio public good In dealing with these mutters POLITICAL PUNISHMENT Kiinil Iroh Itltiou llrp OIHilil Tn Ile Turned Out During the hto cniiptil lu Kaunas the Republican of and ner counties nominated us candidates for Legislature iiin known to favor the resubmlsslon of prohibitory amendment wlill tlio Farmers Alliance putup two men viio pro rampant Proud bltonlsts United Stitei Pensoi Agent Bernard K lly wits n JlftlinilUt minister cud violent friend of 1rolilMUon and it Is said proof has been obtained that he used his inllunneo In Sjduwluk Sunnier counties and It wis by no mtnns small against Republican OUllllhlatcs In favor of Alllimco nun in cousefjiiiiiee of which tlllr places In the LeKlslature were lost to tin Kepubllcany anti four antl lntidls lion were elected Petitions will bo put In clrculaton among the Republicans of both counties directed to President Harrison calling attention to Kdloys course nnd asking for his removal as pension agent It Is sold that very tim Republicans will re fus to sign tho petition PROHIB TION AND TARIFF No Iten ill IIkH IT lilliltlnnafa Tux Like tin Iqimr Tara The Pawtucket R I Chronicle In nn editorial conccruluK tho tariff cud omy In Its relnt on to It says Sntlstcs simon that the country spends seven or eight hundred millions of dollars fur spirituous or fermented liquors pir your ninl ven If allow two hundred millions to be used for purposes of the arts there remains tho frightful sum of 1Ijlllr six hundred mil lions of dollars wonted for whiskey wino anti beer No tariff can provo such a boon to a land aj eirilno temper no Impost can so burden Lou ly or community as the use of strong drink Save us from drunkenness tho country eau sliittKii aomt under u- nttl Cluume Yom Unclur Should you become says lOon Vilberfurce instead of resorting to Dr Uinndy try Drs HslQiiIIt and Donothing Before I btnaiue an nb stainer I wan much subject to fainting Jits I Ivii fainted lu pulpit and my life nnsa burden und when I land made up my mind to abstain my medi cal mail from London mid nild If you do you will probably tile You want tUo whip fur your court tutfon I till not believe unit I Viry well doctor then Ill IIlItiltheres nn end to It But I not tiled And wham I met that medical man more tban your alter I said Jfow doctor what do you think of Ho said You bout mo altogether I was newer more taken In aiy in my lIu And now let mo tell you that if there was no such thing as alcohol I should have to put up myslritlers Nearly all tho Illnesses that corms before mo have In one sense or another Como from that not always from tho petxinal Indulgence of tho pa dads for sometimes It Is hereditary A nhlbilou Colony Georgia has tho single honor of having been the first American colony with a prohlbllorylaw ljj says Prof Scomps hook tho whole colony not thou two years was put under prohibition tf rum and distilled liquors a law which remained In force nine years antedating that of Maine by more than a century Georgia was the first Southern state to start n temperance newspaper In and in Josiah Flournoy a pous farmer of Putnam county canvassed the state with heroic persever ance securing names to a petition to the legislature for the abolition of the sale of spirituous liquors or tho closing of barrooms Scuionuen 1llIot Lquor A deputation from tho S ottlsh Tem erunco Lunguo hat walcd on Lord Provost Mulr In Glasgow In reference to the movement for n license for tho salo ot Intoxicating liquors for East End Exhibition Troy were assured by Ma lordship that he was thoroughly at out with them In their opposition to the cense and would do all In his power to prevent Its being granted A Ctarrly Protest A blow at tho recentlyInaugurated canteen system has boon gtrucR by tho Womens irlstlan Temperance Uifton At a recent national convention of the Union at Atlanta 0n resolutions bitterly condemning the canteen system were adopted These resolutions were carried to tho White House by two of the leaders where thoPresident promised to have tho matter Inquired Into by tho Secretary of War The petition says It is n burning shame that Commis sioned officers of army educated nt tho expense of thu compollo to servo as bartenders overseers of these military ilOti9t thus giving sembanco of respecta bility to beer drinking ntiEsa TUB CIIHISTIAN TEMiniuxcn ITho It ink and File- t Cltyd 111r nitl Mayor Carroll of Piwlu ket It I has presented a hilt to the city commit ten of 1488 for llquos usd in entertn nipg visitors nt his office during tho week o a recent celebration Thoso pious people who voted for the repeal of tho Prohibition amendment aru expected to pay their share of this wlilnkv Mil rlUnlJllln Roofing representngw self ns being well pleased with the success of Mr Rvf Cassidy their agent in the Minilla Roofing bus ness in this city 38 tf Hay for Sale and Crass for Rent I Ifavc fifty tons of the very fiest pure timothy hay that I want to sellanti which I will de liver in Lexington and one hun tired acres of good bluegrass elegantly watered that will be fine for winter grazing that I want to rent tf CiiAnLEs C MOORE THE MILWARD CO S nntl 10 W Mnin St Lexington Ky MUSIC and AR- TDEALERS Pianos Organs Etchings and Artistic Framing T ft WOOD ROaDITJll LEXINGTON KY uommerciaiuoiiegoLEXINCTONKY Cheapest Best Business College in the World nighrat Honor nnd Gold M xlnl over all fittifrCiillrrtsRt WorMl mfor8ritemot JlnokKernlnn and General Jiuitneii Students In attendance the past year i3Jot Countries emploiredfsfsIlJercbandlllng nankingJolatStoekldaau- faeturing Lecture llullnPM lracllce lliecorrespondence tc aJJr Coat oCnll Dual iinwOiuror Including Tuition tallonery a nice family about ho and Telegraphy AreTfptwrIUntr s teachers and lrcan he taken or with the jJHplul Ladl PrlnclplIl charge for pro curing Ituatlont AeaUoD Enter For Circulars address WILmiUJt JtIJlJUTII Pas Lexington1E7 rorcfttalojnioof the Literary Department ol CBMIXIlllIXK specIndCouru In TypeWrttingb Arlthrae JUakeDlfling endorsements of nearly of our graduate ran lunl by visiting tho College TIIEP- ERFECTION SURREY Carriages Phrotons Buggies Head Carts Wagons of all kinds ATLOW PRICES DeliONC I CDr DEALERS iIN HARDWARE GUNS MANTLIUSHAItNHDSS And theLnrgestImproved Agricultural Implements HAY PRESSES DeLONGr Go New AllSteel Eramo McCormick Binder The Unequaled Standard Mower The Vandiver Corn Planter The Malta mid Ohio Corn Cultivators Best Chilled Plow The Vulcan iGIBBONS AttorneyatLaw LEXINGTON KY Offices 50 52 E Short St TELEPHONE No 3 WINTER READING isB MORTON COI Booksellers Druggists In addition to their large stock of books suitable for evening reading have the best facilities for procuring Books and Period icals to order from tho book cen EuropeCorrespondence Addres- sJ B MORTON 00 f 26 East Main Street- LEXINGTON KY G STOLL JrLute Chief Deputy Collector 7th Dis CityNational Attorney at Law U S CLAM ACENT NOTARY PUBLIO No E LEXIYGTOJ Xi KAUFMAN SiqflUS ft CD 12 East Main Street BEST PLAOE IN THE CITY ON Dress Goods 1Goods Domestics Notions FINE WOOLENSand SILKSA SPECIALTY PRJCES WAY DOWN- A grand stock of cheap and flne Notions always on hand Give us a call and secure prices KAUFMAN JoJ CO Successors to ED S RIGGS 1 EAST lIAIN STI ID1rT H W ALDENBERG ARCHITECT and STJPERINTE1 ANT 16 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J RSCOTT r L J H WIIHl SON Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES REASONABLE B6TOfllco Telephone 132 Residence Telephone 213 RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street onosquaro north of Ph nlx Hotel from Limestone to Walnut Heating Stoves Furnaces 1 Acorn Hard Goal Base Healers Are Always 1 Boat CARBON FAVORITE a new soft coal BASE HEATER is a fine stove Our stock must be seen to be appreciated Economy 11llllIIWarm Air Furnaces ARE TilE BEST MADE And sell rapidly If ou want a Warm Air Furnace BEST ofus NJ charge for estimates Our stock is complete in all departments anti we sell as cheap as the cheapest Give us a call Respectfully VANCE FEJENEY20 WEST MAIN STREET v KJID G Et AVm sDEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze nd Plain Hardware CUTLERY GUNS AMUNITION MANTELS AND GRATES TILING BeltingPumpsBird Cages and House Furnishing Goods Barbed ami- nnd Smooth Wire mind HeadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephonel84 OOHVOIIES ANI SEE OVERSTREET WILSONS ELEGANT New Drug Store No 15 NORTHERN BANK BLOCK SHORT ST Whore Only FirstClass Goods will be Sold in Every Department at LOWEST PRICES 1 Q 0 TTT We claim to be the Poor Mans Friend you are or not try us before buying elsewhere Mention this advertisement when you call SUCCESSORS TO II A WHITE 47 West CIo1hinIlessmamas HARTING CRUICKSHANK Main StIA Full Assortment of Stoves Con stantly on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIALTY e I 4k ADVERTISING RATES lii t a t a Yur ssssssssssss n EBePt889 Six SSSS8SSSSSS3 fi j 8 888888E88888Throe 151nacrllouaIWa i rc lS r8888 Eight Insertions 18S nn QSt18 3Sm88E8 llonlhI etnner c78 Insertions asssssssssss ra to 7 tnsertionsEB lStH 888l js 88833883Single A Scvcntyy carold Shouting Methodist that Is pleased with The Blade Sadioville Ky Jan 20 1891 Your sample copies and letter came to hand and Iwilllo all I can to get you subscribers I have been reading The Blade ever since you have been editing itsYou sent it to me at Rockdale Owen KyThe postmaster at that place sent you fifty cents for me and he and I take The Blade in partnership His name is Rev Boyle He sent you 2bO as I learn from him and he and I take one coy for us both I am in mv seventieth year MethIobitionist believe that Christian ity is a spiritual thing or that it is nothing I believe that alcohol in allof its forms is the spirit of the devil and when the spirit of devil is in a man the spirit of is out They are Jjke OIland GodI ter they wont mix How who profess to love the Lord esus Christ arc not Prohibitionists and vote for it I cannot tell For eighteen years I have been working for the Prohibition cause and I expect to do nil lean for the cause Charlie I am much pleased with The Blade and do all that I can to circulate it and get you subscribers As I was visiting Sndieville and found that there were none there that knew anything about your sper I sent for the copies believing they would do some good there There are two saloons in the place You may correctthese thoughts and publish them or any part of them ifyou choose WILTJAM K RAWLINS I like to publish this good old gentlemans letter Its a good buke to me and others Yon see from lelters that I publish some times that people find limIt with sayI them Its a source ofcontinual surprise to me that they dont do so more than they do But this old gentleman has no complaint to make His religion and his Prohibition politics are so mixed that its hard to tell which is which and which isnt He never saw me in his life an- dIliavonoelaimou etuthonhim but he kindly calls me Charlie and he is going to help The Blade all he can I reckon nobody doubts the genuineness of his re ligion but ho has no fault to find withme lIe feels that his remain ing years are fow and he cant see how any Christian can be auythiny but a Prohibitionist and he is so bent on doing good that he hasnt any time to be looking up peoples faults and its all the same to him us if they didnt have Andnow abideth faith hope andcharity these three but the greatest of these is charity Going to Start mi Ethical SoI ciety It seems to me that I must get moro literary tatty than any man in the United States Of course it makes me very proud and hap py find leaves mo under the general impression that the Blade and I are cutting a wido swath in the af lairs of America and in my imagination my post mortem bronzeBtatue on Cheapsido beside John Breckin is a foregone As a conclusionIglory is in An idea has just struck use Tore is always something so earthy and sordidly material about the thought of money that I hate to contemplate it But the class of plo who set typo and run printing presses and fold papers and make ink everythingthe electrical engine dowir to a shooting stick are so eminently materialistic unpootic unsenti mental and sublunary generall- that its hard to get into their heads the idea that man shout not live by bread alone and spiritualizingfluences as the continual presence of the Blue Grass Blade their baser appetites seem to demand Lndbuttorand sugar and extravagances o f that sort Yes and there are even cases on record among print ers where they want even tobacco and beer These things of course they cannot obtain from the dealer in these articles without sonic valuable consideration a quid pro quo as time lawyers call itthat is something that tobacco chewers have to give for their quidsand money either metal or mleUfiat stufi printedon paper has gotten to bo the val lablc consideration that all o f these dealers want and the printers and newspaper workers in all departments say they must have thceo things that these deal ers have and so they have a reg ular habit of looking to mo to stake them and then they get the butcher to steak them and the second steak absorbs the first stake and then the printer ab sorbs the second steak and it be gins to appear to me that ulti mutely the retroactive effect of this absorbing process will absorb me unless I could upsome kind ofu back action arrange ment that will in turn stake me Ofcourse no hightoned mor alist is willing to intrude upon the spiritualized ruminations of such people as read Prohibition newspapers by mentioning any moneySo devised- a plan by which we can run this paper without any money if I can got my friends to help me and can once get my plan into good working order My idea is to start an Ethical Society somewhat on the plan ot Max Adlcrs in New Yorkand David Swing in Chicago They a ire all the rage now I want to supplement the ideas ot these distinguished gentlemen by a demon stration front the case of Dr Tanner and the fellow that has lately beat his record that it is to not necessary to eat more than a daysI printers to join this society and of course some means must be de vised to keep them happy and foregoingmere physical appetite and es pecially in the of the h pItsome deaths may occur from this radical change in habits but hu man life has hud to be sacrificed a at the shrine of every new thought and as type setting is likely to be done exclusively by machinery anyhow before long it would a stem especially fitting that printers should lulnish the sacrifices in this immstnmice Now my plan is this I want to get my friends to let up on me for a while as the theme of their eulogies having it understood oflsmynot to got in the feelings about it and instead of tIusI write eulogies upon the mechan ical get up of my paper and poetry about the pretty girls who fold it and put it in wrappers and fix it for the mail You need not say anything about the nigger that hauls it up to the now postofKce about a mile awayiii a little wagon e not admit him into the society anyway and I can pay him in money the old fash ioned way Its raid to get these ethical ideas through a darkeys skull You see hS it has been these printers are bound to read all these eulogiums on me when they set them up and of course they know that they take a prominent part in the getup of the Blade and they feel slighted that of all these letters that deInonoan printerReally de serves the credit It takes training and practice to learn to sot typo but almost any man who can write so that the printers can read it whether ho can read it or not himself can make an editor if ho eau borrow a lend pen ic51 and a padIAnybody that wants to remind mo that he has not forgotten mo can send mo n few dollars occa sionally but let us remember that eulogisticletters ers If I can got them to take 1sov myfriendstheir papers or lotting me know that they do not want it GoyWith allmy experience in writing newspapers I can never tell how my readers are going to sayNo that I have written gave more uneasiness to my home than the one of week before last and I came into city pretty blue in anticipation o its effect and I believe it has been endorsed by more people than anlthat I have ever written tenor of the paper was that religion and polities should be blended and it seems to me that nearly all good people beginning to see it that way Old politicians that have been talking politics from the business point of view merely have begun to see that theres business in goodmorals and that this State sufieringfinancial tation that has gone abroad that traceable to the whisky influ ence that is being exerted here There is almost a universal demand here among all the moral andreligious people that our city government should all be remod eled The day has been when such men as M C Johnson and James 0 Harrison filled the ofKces of this citymen who could have commanded admiration upon the floor of the Senate Chamber of the United States The relatives and friends of such gentlemen as these are here now und it is galling to them to see what kind of people are over us blames these inferior people for accepting the offices that they see they have the power to gain simply by demanding them It is only what people of their class andof higher classes do everywhere and always The responsibility of this justly rests upon some gentlemen of high standing who conniveat this or encourage it under false notions about keeping their old party politics in city affairs There is general feeling here that when the last finishing touch is put to the material advantages of the city by completing time very handsome and expensive streets made of Hint brick the next thing be done will be to overhaul governmentThe this a manufacturing city is all wrong We do not want to offer any special inducements for other manufactories to come here The Deuber watch factory that we tried to get has collapsedat Covington and would probably ave been a source of loss to our The demand for manufacturing towns is abundantly plied elsewhere but there is a demand for city in the West that shill be a place of residence and educational institutionsThe enjoys just such reputation as would make it by good management a place for wealthy and cultivated people to come and live and educate their childrenThe and oratorical reputation of our city has gone every where over America and the natural advantages of the country surrounding the city are such as it is known to thousands of who never saw it as Gods country When our tine streets now in process of construction are com pleted more naturaladvantages will have been secured than attach to any city in America perhaps as a place of residence But what can we do while these uneducated people are in the Council and others of our city You moral and cultivated gentlemen who are the pours of any people on earth go and enquire who these men are who are con troling the destinies of this city andconceive to yourself how you would feel to have some of them as the guests of your homes on some occasion when some of your cultivated friends have come from a distance to visit you Just as long as the cultivated people of this city insist on per petuating their political division in these municipal atlairs this state of things will continue There is no disguising the fact that time whisky traffic of this city is the bond of union for time ignorance timid incompotoncy that is over us You may try to disguise it i f you wish to but all that can done is for the good people o of this citywino appreciate and know what I am saying is true to combine to put the whisky traffic clean out of the city and never stop there is not a man in any office o this cif who is not known to be- radically opposed to the liquor traffic in any shape may call it what you IYou but this is just what my brethren and I call Pro t b hibition We had to have some name for it and thats what we happened to call it Time good people of this city are under more obligations than any people in America to try to crush out this liquor influence here because this State is the manufueturingState is the political head BUhis State There seems to a almost a universal sentiment among the best class of society here that if they will combine the best pofe enough moral and intelligent people hero to crush out the peo pie now in power If under these circumstances these good and intelligent people make no effort to combine they not only act foolishly in a busI- ness point of view but they act immorallyCant leading moral stet among the Republicans and those among the Democrats get to gether and talk over this matter and see if they cannot have a meeting of that class of people to confer about this You do not want a mass meeting but you should havo a committee who shall select time persons who are known to be friendly to this idea and they should be specially in vited to the meeting and they only should be expected to take part in its deliberations singlelawyeramong those that would be ex pected to participate in the mec infTo such a meeting all ofour ministers and College Presidents and Professors should be invited- I am satisfied that the public sentiment here is ripe for a move in this line and if some ono or two gentlemen who are pronounced Republicans or Democrats will take the initiation in matter and start out with a purpose of making concession IIeticctthrow the present condition of affairs and till our counciland offices with the finest men in this pOursold for a union railway station or something of that kind and on some such place as the burnt district on Cheapside there should be an elegant city hull building and such gentlemen should com pose the council and such ques should be odscussed in it Ithat it would be a lice place for ladies or anybody who wanted to hear intelligent rtrecussion to go and attend the deliberations of the counCillThe deliberation of one of our present councils are a disgrace to the city The members smoke until the atmospheio of the house is not fit to breathe and then in uncultivated language the main feature in every meeting is the discussion of license for saloons the conclusion almost invariably being that anybody can have a saloonIt humiliating to us who have to live in this town to have to contemplate these things allI the time and the knowledge abroad that this is the state of affairs here will deter the better class of people from coming here andcontinually invite the worst class to come here If we would do that here in the city I am satisfied that the influ ence would almost at once extend to the county and from that all over the State The saloon anti liquor drinking Clubroom ire indigpeiiBnblirftjr the kind of political management that we now havo here and with these destroyed better state of affairs would most naturally en sueIt might not be for pronounced Prohibitionists to take any prominent part in the inauguration of this idea but they will gladly assist if their co operation is A Catholic Irish Couuiilmiiii on Lexington Politics G C Moore Esq My Dear Sir and Friend Your favor of recent date duly received contents carefully read and in ply will say cheerfully contrib ute the amount as heretofore sub scribed ten dollars 10 if it would only aid doing what you said your intention was in starting The Bluegrass Blade namely citybys of our present city administration as my opinion is the evil is not in cityfin the management of ailairs 1 am very mu opposed to attack ing the in life ofI any citizen std therefore I apft way but no public servant can object to criticism of his public actsand any person occupying that position and taking offense at nay just criticism is unworthy to serve the people The public press generally voices the sentiments of all communities and therefore should not bo muzzled unless editors or tho ein control e such papers should under cover o newspaper privileges impugn the notion of public servants or citizens with malicious intent by making false statements detrimen tint to their character in the com introit in which they live and thereby destroy the pence and hap piness of many happy homes Trusting that your efforts will con tinue in the direction in which you promised I herewith enclose my check covering my subscrip tion Very Respectfully B J TRKACV P SYou may publish this letter if you deem it best The above letter of Councilman Treacy while kind and generous as has has always been his every to me is somewhat mis leadingIII did not assume that the in our city government troublsI result of loose methods the errors were more of the head than of the heart and that the faults of our officers resulted from inactivity c I said as plainly as I could that the faults not only in the municipal government of Lexington but of the County of Fayette andof the State of Kentucky were not the result of intellectual incompe tency but that managers of all these departments ofpolitics were smart and shrewdmen and that the corruption in our politics wasI the result of malice prepense and aforethought and specially speci lied that this malfeasance was the result of moral depravity that this depravity was the result of the use whiskynot even of beer or winehut of debauching basing whisky made and soldright here in our own suburbs that was personally used to great excess by the officers over us and that they used this whisky and the influencec the saloon men and to secure their elections And I now reassert that the deliberate plan of operation by that art of the Democratic party that now in powor here is to use tvlmisland money and to corrupt elections and to change and per vent the votes of our people to perpetuate themselves in power My friend Captain Treacy will not deny that we have had alum dant evidence uf the truth of what state and he will not publish the names of the most prominent offi cials in this town and state that none of them are drunkards and fdrinkingthat has been indicted by grand jury of this county there are the discussions and deliberations that result in the sending of men to represent us in Frankfort and attWashington who were at the of their selection known to be constitutional drunkards Captain Treacy will not that a mans known opposition toI the whisky traffic in this city would so handicap him in any race for office that he might make that no amount of competency for the sition would give him a shadow of a chance for election When I came to live in this city twenty years ago and knew noth ing about municipal affairs but was a Democrat the very highest social representation askedmime to become a candidate to represent my ward in the city conch I clined because as I said Iwas not intelligent in the citys business Since then my connection with journalism and my property In terests here have made me as familiar with the necessities of thi cityas any man in it and though that statement is recognized as true by Captain Treacy and almost any intelligent Lexington reader there is not an office within the giftI of the people of this city that any other Prohibitionist could get 1Pearesinfplypolitlcallyostracisedbecause I say that Captain Treacy and allother intelligent gentlemen that stand at the head of the political affairs of this cityarc bound to recognize front the dockets of every court that the liquor traffic is the source of so much crime in our city and State that their reputation abroad is such that despite the great natural advantages that we enjoy there is scarce any imigra tion here except of those who are attracted by the horse and whisky interests of the State Under these circumstances there fore I insist that this supremacy of the liquor influence here is byno means time result of any loose methods of our present citynd ministration but that they are the malicious and vicious results of as tight methods as were ever known anywherea conspiracy between the and venders und drinkers of whisky to perpetuate themselves in power This conspiracy and coalition so strong that men who will not personally engage in it are intimi dated by it until theyare willing to submit rather than expose them selves to boycott The head of one of the most aril tocratic families in this city who took interest in the starting off The Biado the last time asked of- me that I would not do anything calculated to disparage two lInt men that he mentioned bc cause he said these men had been friends to him They were both saloon keepers of the lowest social order but one had a great deal o f money und the other was an oracle among his class in polities Captain does not affirm that I have intruded on domestic privacy in my criticisms of men and things about this town but like a number of other gentlemen of this city he has kindly me to discriminate between the public and morals of men I must acknowledge that lcansec it and Captain Treacy will not willireflect a while City Attorney Warder of Chat tauooga lately went to a saloon properly licensed by the Unitec States Government and by the city and got drunk andstarted home There was no evidence that he cre publiche murdered his soninlaw and shot his own daughter WhatI right has any newspaper to intrude upon the privacy of Judge WarI ders house and array that tragedy in dramatic detail and flaunt it be fore the world to the detriment of Judge Warder as a politician and oflice holderjBut if we decide that a newspa per had the right to print all these private household hirsafter the deed was committed can we con sistentlsay that no newspaper would have been justified in pub lishing in advance of the commis sion of the crime the fact that Judge Warder a city official was known to be in thehabit of getting drunk and going home and 11ntHIdischarging his duties to the ity and the newspaper reporter or editor who would have had the expose all that thing heJ oretfiadb0 Warder committed the in my judgement the kind ofa man who should have received the thanks of the people But Lexington just like Chattanooga doesnt see it that way The very highest citizens in it said to me when I essayed that you may stand ready with vours poundof cure to be appliellas soon as the poison is administered but you must not intrude upon domestic privacy with your ounce of preventive a Such men would not have inter with the personal liberty of White to put arsenic in coffee but would have gone to the drug gist to get antidotes for arsenic The destinies of this city lie in hands of a few men like Treacy more than any othersJ aud upon such men more than on others in the city therefore rests the obligation to try to crush this liquor infamy He is a Catholic Irishman who has made a large fortune in au honest and legitimate way Time papers report that he is going to build a 50000 house He came to this city a poor boy worked among horses until he knew the business and is now one of the largest dealers in horses He sends a cablegram of sym path to his countrymen beyond the sea in the lute Parnell distur bance but right here in his own city snloon Catholic Irishmen are so systematically robbing the hon pulhivCrailroads and turnpikes and pub asserfdom mind to barons whose condition is as hope less as the negroes of America or Africa the serfs of Russia the Indians of the Bad Lands and im raensely below that of the Heathen Chinee who he has been taught to hate as a part of the Demo cratic policy This Gust is recognized by the highest Catholic authorities in the world and from Pope Leo down they are urging all good and faith ful Catholics to oppose the liquor iniquity und are generally adopt ing the Prohibition plan as the means of doing this The Prohibition party is the only political party in America that ever cordially taken Catholics into its bosom with no discrimination against their religious belief std it has done this sing that it most heartily des keeperXot rial in The Blade showing how the Catholic Church got its disti n guishing features in the Apostolic times My purpose was to re move the religious prejudice be tween Catholics nUll Protestants In the editorial I stated that Dem ocrats of this city land nllowedu division of the public school limn tvlmilsp they despised Catholicism and des pised themselves fur the cowardice that trade them do it protcssors here congratulated me and said he was glad to see that there was one editor in town that was not afraid to be just Soon after James 1f Coyle it radical Prohibitionist and an offi eel in the Christian or Reform Church met me andmeet heartily endorsed the editorial When I was a boy I have heard preachers at the church ofwhich ic is an officer spend hours in demonstrating the inscrutabilities of the book of Revelations to mean that the Pope of Rome was foster brother of the Devil and that the difference between the two was not worth talking about Captain Treacy is a pretty in dependent thinker and talker and therefore has the elements ofa Prohibitionist in him Not long since ho and Presbyte rian Councilman Simrall pooled their resources for an onslaught upon Vine Street a place almost in the heart of this cityso occupied by saloons that a lady does not want to pass it in the day time and where gentlemen do not care to go at night but they saw the current of political sentiment was so against them that their effort was no more regarded than a pe tition from the Womans Christian Temperance Union would be and upBut that there is just as much resentment of the saloon in the better class of Catholic Irishman as there is in lie Presbyterian Son of a Presbyterian preacher They both hauled in their horns when they saw the liquor men wouldnt have it I suppose I have read the utterances of prominent Catholic cler gymen upon the liquor question as closely as any man in the State of Kentucky except some Catholic priest perhaps and it is not reasonable to suppose that Iwho have belonged to the Protestant clergy prejudiceif understand the words of some of the highest Catholic authorities in America the Catholic who engages in the liquor traffic cuts himself off from thesym pathy and support of his church While therefore men like Prof Scott and Captain Treacy are not actually guilty of complicity in precedentsthe Democratic of this city that encourages Catholics in the business while there is a Prohibition arty here that opposes their doing this and pleads for rubbedand ruined Catholic Irishmen is at best to connive at flagrant and violent transgression of the laws of their church and such an one as more than all else in this country scandalizes that church P SSince the above war written I find that Captain Treacy run a saloon for years anti years il cityI a CityCouncilrunning a saloon but had conclu ded that this was an exceptional ease Honor to Whom Honor In Due VERSAILLES KY Jan 2491 Editor Blade In this weeks issue of The Blade you remarked that ram the President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association Miss Laura Clay is the worthy and honored President of the organization and injustice to this grand and noble woman who set the movement of Equal Rights on foot in Kentucky i hope you will make this correction MisaClay +is a general whose wisdom courIage ideas of justice and ideas of life and its responsibilities peculiarly tit her to be the leader of progress in Kentucky and I content to be a corporal in amIranks of such a leader to true Democracy Un government of by mid for the people with the wives and mothers of states men and law makers included in the word people Onla cor poral JOSEPHINE K HENRY Short and Sweet January 27 1891 Jr C 0 Moore DEAR will SmEnclosedIoufind 2 not do without it Please direct to T C Coleman Sr Harrodsburg Ky Kuiiiiil to Succeed A country W C T union In Ohio has exhibited nn unusual amount of grace grit and gumption W C T U characteristics a farming community where there is no town except the church school house and blacksmith shop ut tho crossroads It held its meetings in the church every twoweeks nnd once u mouth they staid tosupper chargintertainment After 1 while n nonparti sap brwzo blew over that way and againstlthen transferred to school house but the cane influence soon closed it What ariseelint a very comfortable mull which is now all paint for and they have bigger meetings than ever with none to molest or to mako them afraid t l rv p u h un The Ycrsnllles Clarion- I have just received the first issue of the new paper the Ver sailles Clarion It is edited by Mr Fred Henry whose mother is so well known among Prohibitionists anti Woman peopleThe gotten up neatly both morally and mechanically but I regret to sec that the fhithI that dwells in his mother is not in it Its nothing but a Democratic paper and thrusts away at the same old windmills that continually agitate the Democratic Quixotes When the demand for Democratic papers is already so overdone and there are so many fresh bright and grand now ideas thatI are engaging the attention of the world it seems a pity that any bright young man should start out to uphold a political party in which every drunkard and politicalcor ruptionist seems to find his natural best thing any man can do with the dominant bemocracy of Kentucky is to white wash it like the sepulchres in the text but inwardly it is full of corruption and dead mens bones There are in the State of Ken tuck fine people in the Democratic party but they have not control of the partyand are disgusted with its bad morals and incompetencyIf had recognized disllositiontoparty that would have been an ad vance But the Clarion is the same old hum drum depreciation of the Republicans First get the beam out of thine own eye and then thou shalt see clearly how to get the mote out of thy brothers optic Objects to Something in Tin Blade Brother Iluckcr the editor ofu Prohibition paper the Reporter of Somerset Ky writes me a letter objecting to my publishing the article from the Medical Jour naPabout the resurrection of Jesus and he says that I may pub lisp the letter if I desire If Brother Rucker were recognized as a scholar in this apartment or if his letter containedany new argument on the subject Iwould gladly publish it But it is merely a repetition of the remarks of Mr J Jones of this city to which I repliedIn published re ply to Mr Jones an extract ftoir 4 osepbincKnearer approach the living of the Nazarine code than your reply t the man Jones this week Mrs Henry is I suppose about as good a Prohibitionist as any of us and is regarded as one of the brightest thinkers writers and speakers in the State and I will let her comment go as an answer to Brother Ruckers letter II The Bchrliig Sea Complication The issue between this Government and Great Britain regarding the Behring Sea seal fishing ques tion is a case in hand that show- the demand for an International Arbitration Congress that is called platformNothing generous and conciliatory than Lord Salisburys request our American Supreme Court should decide the issue Of course the fact of our Supreme Courts being parties to the indecIdecision about it It is simply a matter of fact as to purlSea which is largely surrounded BehringSeaOcean is the common property of anybodywould have a right just as anybody would have a right to captured any where in the Atlantict is no principle involved in the matter and while either side wouldreadily abide the dccission of an International Arbitration Copgress a collision between America and England is possibl- eIt would be a bad precedent for the United States to back down because we have no navy and to build such a navy as would be cessary to meet Englandwould cost more than Alaska is worth A CanipbcIIlte That Likes the Blade STAMIINO GROUND KY Jan 27 1891 Mr C C Moore DEAR SmI am indebted to you for cutlery already received I want to come up to Lexington in the course of ten days and will try and settle with you for same I am a natural born Pro Iiiunfortunately have always been slim I am a badwriter anda worse talker therefore I am not much account except to vote and you may bet I will always vote right when IIcan to the polls But I never make a Sunday paper out of the Blade I cant wait until Sun day I the Blade on Saturday evening and I never let up it until I read it through ads and all and besides I have a good Democrat neighbor over hero a tl ooughbred Morgan Reb whom I loan it to to to readn Sunday and he appears to enjoy itas muchas I do I think he is a good Prohibitionist at heart but has some political aspirations tird thinks it wont do to let g the good old party yet awhile But think if the Blade contin ues to deliver its sledge hammer blows at corruption for one year longer an unlooked for change in favor of Prohibi tion anuin 1892 we will poll a vote not to be grinned at either by Democrat or Republican This letter was not written for publication but I have no polit or sentiments that I am ashamed of Hoping that I have not wearied you I remain respectfully yours WM T MCDONALD Stamping Ground Ky P SI failed to get the Blade of January 17 Rev Anna Shaw Rev Anna Shaw the lady Methodist preacher will not be able to fill her engagement here until March She will speak under the auspices of the Woman Suffrage As sociation but she is a true blu ProhibitionistShe ladand as pinkShes as a briar and quickas a steel trap and if you wont say anything about It Ill tell you who the looks like Its a pretty little black eyed woman who takes the Blade on the North side of West Third street A Letter from a Grandson of Barton IV Store Talks About Using Tobacco The Blade and The Rational View ST J 01 1No St Dear Cousin Charley I am quitting the use of tobac co for the fortieth time and I fear I havent sense enough left to write anything intelligently but have concluded to make the attempt anyhow You wont withome in my great affliction as you have steered clear of that habit This time as usual I hero qui for keeps and I will not claim any great amount of honor in the sacrifice I am making for I am not sure but it is a necessity with me I have quit several times before as above stated but never with the full conviction that has been forced upon me that I am being greatly injured by its use Should I be restored to my nor malcandition and demon whatsa great evil the weed is I wouldnt be surprised if another grandsonseand advocate a prohibitory law against the manufacture and sale of tobacco Well I have read the Rational View once through andam more than pleased with it I would not be able to cull from its pages any one part better than anotheriti- s all good I expect to keep it near the head of my bed to read when my nerves need sOmethingI soothing preparatory It will occupy the place of Ingersolls lilts with Tal mage and Talmadgian Catechism which have nobly done duty there for several years This paragraph on page 15 of the Rational My disposition to entertain myself by flection upon these subjects and use my reason rather than mere acquiescence in the opinions of others to account for them I believe I inherited from this grandfather is in substance al most what I have thought and said hundreds of times in the last fifteen years We all enjoy the Blade also andalthough I have never yet been identified with a Prohibition party I would gladlywelcome ay when not a drop of intoxicating liquor could be obtained for love or money I believe the world would be better oft without any of it SincerelyB Another Champion of Ad arced Thought Goes Under Senator Blair has been defeated by Dr Gallinger Who Dr Gal is I dont know but Blair injthehis head the idea that there something in the world be l side money that was worth living for and working for Whon the treasury of the United States was bursting with pletheora of money robbed from the people bya system of excessive taxation as iniquitous as our lathe s resisted from Great Britain Senator Blair like a great an i generous soul said we people of the have enjoyed great prosperity ever since the war and our of the South have been correspondingly depressed Let us distribute this money among the States for school purposes on the basis of illiteracy and South having the negro population will got the lions share But such men as and Blaino and Ingalls and Chandler were not struck on this olive branch business and Elaine got out his old bloody shirt and hoisted it on a hop pclenot a hoop pole mind younud they rallied round that fiag Those fellows wanted to pay the boys that helped to bloody that shirt and that being the ap peal to the low and mean andI brutal instinct in men was the popular one Then when it came South such men as Billy Breckinridgo and Joe Blackburn said No no it will never do Forus to accept this money from the government would be to give up our glorious doctrine of States rights And so these chivalrous South ern knights joined in the clamo- with Elaine and Quay to crucify Blair and wherever these Kcntuckians who had fought fo Dixie without getting a scratch could find a Irishman hadesprained his big toe in giving them a kick during the war they wanted to show their apprecia tion of the justice that had been done them by bestowing pension- on them and they clamored for pensions for Yankee soldiers be cause that looked like it was going to be the popular thing and the loyalty of the South would be so demonstrated that after a while the Northern Dem ocrats would be fooled into let ting them have a President from the South and our Billy andour Jo would get into the Cabinet and the ballotbox would do for Billy what the cartridge box had failed to do for Cousin John C and everybody would say tha cheese was miner than a sword and a little slice of heaven was going to be right here on earth They haven t fooled the Yankee yet but the mone is all and and cKinler13illOriginal Sil vertonguc Bill are all conspiring to rob the people again and de amongtthemselves Blair is a grand andelegant and broadminded gentleman and when the finest women America went to Washington with a petition ho was the man that they naturally went to and lie was tho champion of our cause but every man from Kentucky sneered at him and called him a squaw man like the backwoodsman at our Con Con did the half dozen men who had the jus tice and decency and gallantry- to hear the petition of the small delegation of women who had more sense than the whole of that whisky fuddled Con Con put together- All roads lead to Rome and this repudiation of Blair by the Republican is bound to help the Prohibition cause by showing to some honestly deluded Republicans that Republicanism is no more the party of good morals and advanced thought than Democracy is The Republicanism that defeats Blair is cheek by jowl with Breckin ridge Blackburn and Carlisle in a Pilate and Herod congruviality to defeat all righteousness and they all alike crook the suppliant hinges of the knee before the Kentucky distiller and say with all thy faults I love the Still t Stupcndous Idea If Aim and his wifo hall pos essed as much wealth as wo spend each year in United States for liquor and could they have lived from the time when they hid from the presence of tho Lord larllenand had trey not earned ono cent nor placed rait of tho money at interest they could have spent 1000 a for each working day and yet not bo bank rupt Or if by rigid economy they hail eked out miserable existence upon a day they would now bo worth moro than four times as much as tho VanderI hilts To save this expense is the size of partyPntrolNorth Cam tllr Rev W T Walker an exDemocrat and a one rimed Coufctlcrato soldier airl our Prohibition standard bearer in was the unanimous choice of tho state Prohibition party executive committee for state organizer at tho late meetingl in this city The Political publishedtit Randleman by Row CIPepper and Col J Cox is to bo removed to Greensboro and will become thq state Prohibition organ Tho state fund has passed a month and the committee is pushing for mIXTrUC CHAUTAUQUA ASSE1IIBL y WOODLAND PARK LEXINGTON KY June 30 to July 10 Inclusive csyin making your arrangements fur a SUMMER OUTING dont forget the above Write to CLAUDE BUCKLEY Business Manager BAKER BROS NQ 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Fh tons etc Repairing promptly done rued on reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS handrCOME AND SEE US BROSrCRIMINALS WHOLESALE Flttuhuig Arrests Liquor Dnilir Will Tlusy III IuiiMiiilV Thirteen wholesale liquor dealer of Pittsburg Pa Imve byte amsud for Belling at retail allowing the pill chasers to drinkuz the premises both violations of the Crooks high license law More nnusts lug sure to follow The department d public safety is ducting the cTiwil ajtl hs had several detectives gathering evidence The alty for the first offfiue III lint of JOO and not less than three nor more thin nine inoutliu in the workhouse Tho ar rests caused it great sensation particular ly as the liquor iliislurs wore taken to toP4are Cunhaet ufIlmkti1J in very ease Little chilil1n anwiit with tin buckets whisIytwas intended ft prevent Women go to these places yitli their children who fro thus taugh to drink mid nil conic out staggorims in street Tho nmftV ere coufiiuJ to two trictf tin oth will be attended t later EsAl nian lnm Lohrman was among thoscnirl Indertlie Brook law it has been very diificult to obtai retail licenses Imt on appeal to the su preme court if was decided that all wholesale must be granted- upon tender of the fee The result that there are an ninny wholesale houses as retail SPELL IT WITH CAPITAL bhoulcl Spoil Prohibition n Ills IllsIrrlJhllllnnIAI our Prohibition writers We spell Prohibition with a big big P at tho ballot box Why not spell it the santo way when wo print it in our papery Thus writes a true Prohibitionist and we are moved to say amen Pass tho word along the line and hereafter when we put tho word in type let it bo understood that we use an upper case P to begin it Wo are Prohibitionists members of the Prohibition party and wo light for tho Prohibition of tho alcoholic drink traffic mid for tho Prohibition of other social economic t111ft fIlmicKotii Solid Returns now indicac Prohibition vote of between 9000 and 10000 in Min nesota The vote in Minneapolis and St Paul shows an increase over Fislc in 1888 Other cities hold their own but the country precincts full off hravily owing to the Alliance ticket A conference of the leading party men was held in Min neapolis Nov 10 The question of union with other reform forces was discussed but the prevailing sentiment seemed to be in favor of continuing separate party partythatsaloon a leading A fund of 1100 was pledged which will be increased work will bu pushed with vigor WeUli irililllllin An English oxcbange says Wales is not without its earthly Edens from a Amongthosemining locality about seven miles from Merthyr Although the population is about 3000 and mono is circulated publichouseeven a jwlicetnan When it is remem bered that a mining population com spiritsinder that social minifies soon follow tho exclusion of drink MIclilKun ItnUliiK Iund The state central committee of till Prohibition party of Michigan hits or dered the establishment of a cmiancnt fund of jlOOO to be used in pushing the party work Chairman lames W Reid of Urand Rapids in an address asks the Prohibitionists to arrange nt once for county conferences throughout Michi gan with veiling rallies tIUI It Tliero has been mticli specnl as to hurt tin IVpnblican plr in tho ate election ladle FioMn Washington offers a new idea follow Prohibition is dangerous thing to fool with The Republican speaker pro hibited liquor in tHa house restaurant and look at the rebuke that has been ud ministered l rrt 1t STATE CONFERENCES THE CAMPAIGN OF TO BE OPENED VIGOROUS Letter from Chairman fickleSt John and the Chairman to Swine Around tile Circle Preparing for Systematic sad Attlremlvo Work The following letter which has been sent out from tho headquarters of the national committee of the Prohibition party to twentyone states shows that the managers are determined to push things Thin is no doubt that these confer twentyestates They will draw tho faithful together in council and tho good effects of such counseling will bo apparent throughout the year Tho state committees should meet at the same time and carefully plan fur continuous rid systematic work conferenceso NEW DEAlt Wo to aitaugo u se ries of conference under the joint direc thenstate committees To that end wo submit for om con sideration the following propositions statesat some during ruary or lato in January next the exact date to be selected by us Second The national committee will undertake a To prepare a programme of topics coveting either ono or two days as may be decided upon Suggestions for the programme are solicited- b To print n1 thoroughly distribute the progruiuK3 rand announcements at least ono month in advance c To provide two speakers for two evening addresses probably exGovernor St John and the chairman of tho na tional committee- d To pay nil necessary hall rent ThirdThe state committee will be expected a To assign the various topics to per sons who will agree to prepare papers for tho conference 1 To secure reduced rates on rail roads and at hotels as far as possible and to make full announcement of such reductionc all necessary local advertising and ijivfl n full and linearly support to the elTo- rlFourthIll tiaty of the fact that national committee assumes such finan cirri respoiis bility this committee shrill have an opportunity to raise funds at each conference it being understood that all moneys rind pledges secured yond tho amount necessary to defray the expenses of tho conference shall go at once to the treasury of the state com ntitteeFifthIn f w cu es wu may deem it necessary to combno two or three states in ono conference Sixth This circular is sent to all members of the various state commit tees Wo solicit u response from each recipient It is not our purpose to force such conferences against the wishes of executive officers of tho various state committees and hence we espe dimly urge tho chairman and secretary to make immediate rellhS we have no time to spare for preparations Seventh Wo believe that in present disturbed condition of tho public mind such a series of conferences so conducted as to secure attention and covering in their discussions a broader field than we have formerly occupied is certain to yield valuable results Please give mo tho benefit of your views at your earliest convenience Yours truly They Wunt Canteens AuulMiud A committee of Indies of which Mrs L C Hughes of Arizona was chairman appointed by national convention of tho W Cfr U held at Atlanta called on the president and secretary of war recently arid urged them to issue an order forbidding tho of beer and light wines at military garrisons The committee said that the government was not only licensing and encouraging beer mil wine drinking but was even com pelling commissioned officers of the tinny to ba overseers of military sa loons called canteens thus giving a semblance of respectability to beer drinking NEW TSTORE I iCHOIOEST Teas Coffees Bakig Powder China Glassware and QucciiBware Given as Premiums t- oPUUOlIASERS Goods Delivered Free of Charge Great Atlantic Pacific Tea Co 137 East Main St Next to Post Office Lexington Commercial Shorthand and Telegraph Department STATE A M COLLEGE 1315 X 13r 32 Maui St LEXINGTON KV C G CAMIOUN Principal VICTOR BOGAERT IRE FA I R2NGANTI Manufacturer of Jewelry 15 Eost Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ROBERT KENNEDY SUCCESSOR TO KNOXVILLE FURNITURE CO Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of FURNITURE CbOGK8INllBll8 GAPH11S Etc Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 E Main St Lexington Ky 13eftty FenceI have as a farmer used the following varieties of fencing stone post and rail plunk and post barbed wire linked wire Virginia worm picket and runner and three kinds of wire and picket fence including the Beatty fence made D H Beatty Prohibitionist and crank of this city and I hereby testily that in a half dozen of the most import ant elements it fence Ice saw Sworn to on the Dictionary bynie this October year of our Lord 1890 CHARLES C Mooitn- Prohibitionist and Crank JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEl NAILS Belting Packing Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 2S WJLST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KENTUCKY NEW FALL GOODS CASSELL PRICEAre Head QuurtcrH for Everything New mud Stylish in the Dry Goods und Notion I inc ELEGANT DRESS GOODS NEW STYLE CLOAKS Underwear and Hosiery Blankets etc AnyonetoLOCATION 16 18 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