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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t Cf C r w BLUE GRASSry ADMfIj VoLINo50 Lcxinfjtou Kentucky l t May 21891Subsptlon 2 a Year At the HrealtfiiBt Table nt Saurt4ThcudelnNalnre1ho about the oyos and talked bass andsaid ho felt meaner than It dog I said Whats up Hi said Went to a leg show Ins night at the Opera house Suit I man you are coming you are gettingolder every day you live Then we got to talking about the Nude in Nature Itsa set tie fact that they are going tc have it in artMis Hart in the court house rotunda settled that hash and now the fight h coming on as to whether they are going to have it in nature rutty be the moss is sprouting on my back but I om doubtful about the first and square out fornenst the latter- I hear that a minister and his wife got up and walked out of the house at the Doctors anatomical showI him credit for it I reckon nobody is going to charge me with being a Puritan dead gone on the Blue laws of Connecticut but I tell you Indies and gentlemen we ought to draw the line on this racket I just dearly love the Opera and I dont care how funny yon make it so that keep it pureI f011pitysJBlack Ctookat a 1trQtj or hpwsccu saute first sourer oil time Doctors stomach cured me of sucking eggs and I have never taken any of it in mine since I used to do it professionally as a newspaper roportor only two sweethearts that I have had since I was n married man arc Dolly Varden and Emma Abbott Shes dead they say but Ill bet buttermilk shes stilla sing ing with a harp nceompanyment by the angels and if she rings in a few bars from the Moon Song in Mikado theyll have to stir themselves to get away with herI I shall never forget that scene in her dressing room that I haveI written you about when she set me dowli in her open trunk lull of diamonds 100000 worth il they were worth nickeland between her cues in Mikado when the people laughed undI cried and shouted and applauded and almost buried the woman in flowers she still lend time to tell me a newspaper re porter in the most entrancing snatches nod broken doses how she rose up in church and skinned that preacher in Nashville who lampooned her not knowing that she was present and nailed his pachydermatous hide riddled un til it would not hold shucks on the gable end of history to dry n warning to preachers that they ought to know they are preaching to when they preach But you never got Miss Em ma into tiiihts and when at n critical time in tho beginning of her career sho broke a big en gagement with a big manager be cause she would not get into them she had sounded tho key note of the career which immortalized her t When in Shakespeare sweet Rosalind comes out in tights that the very essence of the play demands thats all right und lit ting and proper Under such circumstances a pretty womans ankle with grcnt- lutitlHleeu and longitude at tnched to tho meaning of the word is not a thing to he sneezed at but when in otherwise sweet clI M S Pinafore they go out oftho way to pander to tho gross appetite ol the peanut gal lery by representing young mid shipmen by pretty girls in tights when the greatest land lubber in the world knows that a sailor ways wants the biggest breeches he can get it makes me tired and like the Doctor when its over I feel like I have compro nosed myself NoIIMiss Emma wasnt fits so that tho boys could say Whoa Emma and whilj she talked tome she was wrapped from her throat to the tips of the turned up toes of her Japanese shoes in the most gorgeously decorated wit gold midi pearls and diamonds velvet Japanese robes that cost money by the thousands It did look too utterly too too funny for anything on earthto see that little woman preaching awaj as earnestly tia a Methodist at a High Bridge Camp meeting with her face all painted up and the big Japanese hair pins sticking through her hair hut I wouldn have laughed fora thousand dol lars though 1 liketcr busttid Talk about a woman bavin brains The combined cerebral force of Billy Brcckinridge Jo Blackbun and John G Carlisle could not have done it Last night avhen the moon was shining fuHand the earth was all fresh the raiu I boardedone of the open electric irs and took that circle thr llght10 fur grornds X It heats a gondola in Venice Now let me give you gentlemen of the Fair Association and of the- Electric railway a pointer Theres millions in it Go out to the Fair ground and build inside of the big enclosure that the trotting track runs around just across the track from time electric roadan Andito rjum one story high that will hold oOOO people gives us at tho very cheapest kind ofrates lectures rantatic entertain ments that shall be as pretty and funny as the dickens but rigidly draw lino at the indelicate und give me an advertisement in tho Blade and I will fill it chock full and 1 will make nearly every preacher in town go and take his sisters and his cousins and his nimtft Inntjufonnw about his t Ii 1 D Smith of Fatliieah- Criticises Dr Timid Harrow Lexington on flue at the approaching Mtd- icnl meeting in this City PADUCAJI KY April ISO lo the Bluegrass Blade Eighteen rl11s urn the mutual meeting of the Kentucky State Med cal Society was held in this city and unwritten history tells us that the meeting wound up with a wine upper from which some of the members went to their quarters ill poor plight for examining Describing for the sick Four years ago the Society met here again and by an extra effort on the part of a few of us alco holic liquors were ruled out of the uogram wasoxreedmid at tho close of the meeting umor said that more care would he exercised in selecting commit ecs of arrangements in future so that such a mistake might not bo made again Of course the mistake was not mule again time next year because it was guarded against from the lOginning Out yea 110 the sOlilt met ho neighboring city of Ilender iOn and the writer addresseda tote to time Chairman of the Committee of Arrangements Dr Fletcher of that place to know if ntoxica ing liquors would be tro ucet as a put of the program 80 that he might know whether to mange his business so ns to at end meeting Dr Fletcher replied that the question of introducing alcoholic as a part of the programs for the meeting had not been sot led by the committee but that when settled he would No fnrthnr communication was cceived from the Doctor and 101100 the writer did not attend On the lath of March nIt the following circular was received whichexplains ineelf TUB MEKTIXO THE KENTUCKY STATE MED ICAL SOCIETY LKXIKOTOX KY March 291 IIDeal Doctor It is my pleasure to announce that the thirtysixth annual of the Kentucky State Medical Society will be held it this cityout May 27th lath and 20th prox Wo trust that you will make a reasonable sacrifice to attend this meeting which we promise will be fullr practical interest antI high orar of work and socially everythingwill be done for the comfort pleasure of the mem bcisWe also invite all regular phy sicians in good standing in this Commonwealth to ally themselves with this Society and earnestly work for its promotion and suc cessIf it is your intention to read a paper send its title at an early date to the Permanent Secretary Dr Steele Bailey Stand ford Ky so that tho program may be ad vantageously arranged Reports the proceedings will a be made a competent Stenographer and abstracts of sill papers a uPllematJournals We again urge you to Respectfully DAVID BAHHI M D Chriu Com of Arrangements To which the following reply was sentIPADUCAHKY March 1691 Dr David Barrow Chairman of Committee of LexingtontMy Dear Sir Your circular announcing May 27 8 and 9th as the tinie fixed for the Annual Meeting of the Kentucky State Medical Society is to hand in which you say and so cially everything will be done for the comfort and the pleasure of tho members Does this mean Doctor that al coholic liquors in any form will be a part of that social program I dont know that I shall bo tt 113pmtirogram I shall certainly not present It is true that in ninny localities those who use these bever ages step to the front and claim the right of way in scientific as wellus political organizations But it is equally true that those who do not use them nor approve of their use socially have a right to sillufllnter their protest igainst the tyranny which seems to be inherent in their use and in the traflic that Tarnishes them by ibsiMitiug themselves from the places and occasions where they ire to bo made a part of the social irogram am my dear Sir Yours fraternally T D SMITH MD To which tho following reply was received LKXINOTON KY larch 1791 Dr J D Smith Paducah Ky Dear Doctor Your letter of Match IGth just eceived Alcoholic drinks will lot be a special feature of our cn lertainnicnt We will have a banquet on the might of tho 28th of May and on that occasion wine will flow freely Hope you can be with us Yours truly DAVID BAKUOW But says one what is all this about There is just this in it In many places there are certain privileges antI courtesies not extended to the physician unless ho becomes a member of one or more medical societiesOn a member he is expected and1u the Kentucky State Society he is re quired to pay his mutual dues to meet the expenses of time society ar forfeit his membership The lovcra of wine and patrons of the saloon either ba little statogy or actual majorities man ago to thrust liquors into some pmt of program at tho meetings of those societies and thereby force time sober element out or compel them to be present lint thereby endorse liquor drinking and its attendant evils Time writer for one stays out and will continue to do so at all baxards and at any sacrifice His mind now c8it on a cnso that impressed JJill1r very fro foundly and whitjh JUt ilIJikely not forget An 1 physj clan wrote and ptblfehedin pamphlet form a den nse of the us of alcoholic IiIJlIOf1 as a beverage on the plea of thc lrioment thou use afforded TiAit pamphlet was thrust into the fao of the niter because of the position he occu pied on the tJ1 was ac cepted carefullyread and the broad page covered with critical not I and the pamphlet returiKt t9 the owner Time author lmi litit one son and had raised aril taught him in oft hiS pamphlets theorytThis son inheriting an unstable consfiiijion the re sult of time rcgulsT but moderate drinking habit cf his father be came a drunkard and because of remonstrance f his father for his conduct while ecut bullet crushiugthrough his own brain and appeared in the press ence of his God far judgment as to whether he orJiis f was responsible for the act Time writer hasjscycn sons still living all now gipwn They are the indirect and the writer the direct offspring fii liquor drinking ancestry 1e have allibcen taught to abhor tile nocup above everythii =else to fjthosethese young nieu sober dustrious and hoijbrable is called upon to meet a jodyof grave medical gentlem4Jmthe city of in a banquet that woi time lie to the teachings of fisjwholo life or else be left on tLa suit and be branded as an III1s0ciiJtc r 1k True this has meal F Svitli tho writer but itli of the youii per IUHtI1iioltl profession fi l Ithese young n91 ltdtilieem t Il r sober parents iwivr eiueruu acne medical profession because of supposed honor attached to it They have been graduated in the profession and thin told by their teachers that they cannot expect to receive its courtesies unless they join its societies And there when they attend the meet ingof these societies they are de bauched by wine suppers thrust upon them by older members mid sometimes by tHeir teachers who know and ough to do better Frequently tie aitIof fair woman is ino in the accom plishment of diabolical work and while with their own hands hey extend the wine cup to uew uginners in the school of vice thers of their victims more ad- vancEd in the curriculum of said school not infrequently to be fount reveling u the near by gambling lmellor brothel And hen as ifto add insult to injury hcae sane good women will go text dimsamid offer charity to the mothers sisters utilchildren of those whom they or other women like them have helped to debauch with liquor andI start on the road to ruin Hun excuse is asked for the se erity of this arraignment the re ly is that there as no class of men on earth who kijow better the ter iblo effects of liquor drinking than the medical profossion amid no class of poopta on earth who iUdiIrectgard of the common instincts of Humanity could lead these two elements of society to combine for the purpose of encouraging und perpetuating the habit It is not necessary for an intel ligent and observing physician or- t cultivated lady to stop to think ofu heaven or a hellor of future 011dOlery and woe of even their far off kith and kin broll ht about by tho habit is not sufficient to deter them it is not likely that even the contemplation of the joys of heaven or the horrors of he would arouse their blunted sensi bilities dcsperatoIRespectfully JD SMITH A V H8hiR4iu Judge Calls j J scc me nUll Taillcts About CoIJsl IugcrHollH Dead K rot her tail A few minutes before I write n most elegant and accomplished gentleman that I had neyjjr met before called at m o pay me for his paper and to talk with mc lfHe bad practiced law in 11aslmm ton City and of course I felt complImented- He is a reader l f The Arena and sketched over the article of Rev JV McGarvey of our city inrthc May issue that lay my table with a view to UponI it more carefully lie Rev McGarvey said he was a scholar and a man of capacity but needed a little spreading out The Judge said that tho brother of Col Ingersoll over whom thoI Colonel delivered that famous funerid oratior used frequently to come to his office and play euchre the Judge did not play himself but he said that tho dead Inger 3oll was not a man of any special capacity but was merely a jolly rollicking good natured man The Judge is the intimate personal friend of Revs Robert Colyej one of my Four lobsuud David Swing and has been in the habit of going fishing with Colyer I3c says he is a splendid compan ion The Judge was born in Maitre antI is atgood Prohibitionist but he abominates Talmage and Sam John lie likes old Brother Bee hcr oYood Prohibitionists act Covers a 11l11titu1elNifti midinmcbutt ibgmig f lYiither of thom 1t yn- R J porter Noin1t 4 JJIfo Ylln four k 571st Ihijf teliraL4r 1rh1IU JoiiisMlu lime VorKir ituier Lilt and The Reporter of Somer it New York Voice All of these except the Reporter truly loyal Prohibition papers hut I do not think that one ought to claim to he such Excepting J series of editorials which have ppearcd in the Reporter the pur port of is to impress upon itl renders that I am an infidel there has not for a number of sue been in the Reporter any al ion in tinyway to the Prohi lition cause nor to any temper allco work of any kind nor do I remember to have seen in it any dvocacy of any kind of ponds To assure the public that I am ccurate in my statement I hereby eall the uttention of the Southern Journal mud ofjhe Worker to the Ihct that it will bo their duty tI1l Reporter to correct my state tent if what I say about it is not truoIin the Confederate army and his lapel is edited in a Republican county As far as I can determine its politic it seems to be Democratic Its editor may be a Prohibition ist but I do not see how a man cl1n be much of a Prohibitionist midedit a newspaper without saying even as much for Prohibition- S many Democratic papers here do The Georgetown Times for in tance a Democratic paper gives unstinted space to rohibition writers and many of the best Democratic papers in 31uegrass kingdom give kindly police of Prohibition meetings all other Prohibition matters as the xeporter does not I think it is misleading to allude to tho Reporter as a Prohibition Japer Its editor says his is not a parti coit4civofmrtisan I do not suppose that the editor of the Reporter claims to edit a Prohibition paper lie has shown great opposition lo mo and my paper but of that I lo not because I think that is the editors idea of religion mid thieve is as good reason to suppose he is conscicncious in the matter as there generally is such cases llil aiJu Yab Have T ell1 eti ALIJiifARE To Many FOP Yoli yon rt J ljjie your chose rind any one of them should MAKE YOU HAPPY llA fiW of the many good things arc ew Styles Perfect ftrlLeweSt 1rie SPRING JACKETS JCorIBLACK KMB13 JTCIEn FIOIIUES from 250 to10 CASIIM UK ijf WLSin Black White and Colors LAG CURTllNSi Our New Spring Stock is ready for your inBpection can surely rot money qualities of ILace Curtain Their points of excellence are New Designs Good Qualities Low Pricettai fin pmyon Portrait Free as soon as your purchases amount toIO DO YOU Wan of the above or onything in FANCY DRY GOODS Then you L IIAIYKIB 7 W Main rMrtnufaetruei sof- r f ACEAD RING A i No5 EAST MAIN KY ilJor u 29CR BLAZERS lcklHangln 1In StrcctA THQtIFSON BQY FINE ADDLES 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and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleas lug to the eye prices below actual anticipation rouging from 50c to per yard A new line of shades of Henriettas just opened new colors no thencbmmauWASH GOOns Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ginghams all new patterns and coloring modest phi stripes and checks plaids stud neat stripes They are quoted at Soc we have marked them at 20c per yard A full lino of Dress GinOtiams in new designs estimated to be worth our price is LADIES MUSMX lIXDEBWEAKSlHCIAfSALK Forty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holes patent facing at a pair worth 20c Ladies Mother Mother llubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at 51icj they are worth Ladies Muslin Drawers Fruit of Loom Cotton deep hem and abovec worth fOe tucksIladies Walking Skirts deep Cambric rullle at 49c worth 75e New Spring Hosiery for Ladies nod Gents II o were fortunate in innnv cases of Ladies Lisle Silk Hose in both black and fancy priortto going into ellect of tho administrative bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchaEcs benefit our customers Ladies regular fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still lIaotthem marked 25c Ladeu black and colored Lisle Hose worth we still offer them at lOo Ladies fancy striped Cotton lose boot patterns costing you now still marked at 2oe i TOILET ARTICLES Colgate Turkith Hath Soap a full dozen for 4711 Glycerine different sorts at 4le per box Mspeys Cream genuine article 20c in bottles at lOcj Ammonia for household purposes only per quart bottle KflUFMflN STRflUS ft Cuaj J That Sunday Plank in the National Prohibition Plat form I am sorry that the last National Prohibition Convention at Indianapolis put that Sunday plank in our national platform Our Prohibition champions orally defend it I have lately read where a man in Tennessee was arraigned and heavily fined for doing honest and commenda blo work on Sunday and also of a railroads being fined for having work done on Sunday generallyfnVored it is thought it will be the mean- of shutting up the saloons on Sun dayWe are only warranted in doing things that are good by the use of proper means The Prohibition party would not bo warranted in inserting a plank in its national platform against the manufacture of razors because so many carry razors to slash each other with when they get into fights- I believe that the ordinance that closes licensed saloons on Sun day is a bad one It serves as an apology to thous ands of religious and political hypocrites for allowing the saloon- to s be ka bt open every other day and night in the week These to their zeal for the SwulllelQrrg as evidence of pl opposition to the saloon business and they ar willing to do this because the firs class and most influential saloon- keepers are themselves opposed to keeping their saloons open on Sun day not from any moral convic tion or compunction but simply because they wunt to take holiday on Sunday and think their customers ought to come Saturda night and fill enough bottles an jugs to last them until Monday the Presbyterians es pecially the observance ot Sun lay they ignorantly cal the Sabbath is the biggest feature in the whole Christian re ligion Old Dr Robt J Brook inridge who is the daddy Kentucky Presbyterianism started out in lite as a politician His hobby was to stop the mails o soulion preaching His son reversed tho or flerSlJvTstartinff in the pulpit and upnr50fltics Two men have dis tinguished themselves by becom the fathers of great aphorisms Judge Jewell said Politics is hell and Laws Webster said I dont care a damn what happens so it dont happen to me Mr Webster was simply candid than the rest of us The distinction of Presbyterians is that they do not care what happens so it doesnt happen to Pres byterianismThey a very influential people and know the meaning of that scripture which says Make unto yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness- If Prohibitionists concede an inch to these people by giving them credit for helping to close the saloons on Sunday they will take an ell and wont care u snap whether or not they are closed on any other day Col Billy Breckiuridgo would raise his hands in holy horror at the id nninga saloon on Sunday uuuvnwn he will vote for the original package infamy and if the Christian Standard to s be credited standalone in the whole Congress of the United States as the defensor fidd whiskei by his vote against the Liquor En airy Commission Taken as a whole thats the size of them though in exceptional instances the Prohibition cause and the Blade and I have some splendid friends among the Presbyterians To show you that I am not talk ing at random in retaliation for recent distinguished Presbyterian opposition to my paper and me I mention the fact that Mr J O Dedman of Harrodsburg ICyat- own that has been double damned by the whiskeyscourgeis one of the most zealous and energetic Prohibitionists in the state and u friend to the Blade and me through thick and thin told me recently while I was the guest of his hospitable home that there were only two men in his whole Presbyterian church at IIarrods burg who voted for Prohibition and I believe he would tell you that he thinks it is nothing but the love of dollars and cents that keeps them from it just as it does here in Lexington The observance ofa Sabbath or of any one day of the week mouth i or year is not only not a Christian institution but is opposed to the whole spirit of the Christian religion as you will find by reading the first two or three verses of the 6th chapter of Romans the only single instance in the New Testa vil K ment where the special observance of any special day is alluded There was a discussion between the Jewish converts to Christian ityInd those who had been converted from among the heathen on the subject of keeping up the observance of the Sabbath The Jews had been accustomed to keeping Sabbath und the heathen hadnot and the Christian con verts from two divisions locked horns on the question and Paul decides in favor of tfec heathen converts though it is a fact that his to be all thins all o men destroyed some his literary perspicuity in this in stances Not only did the Jews kill Jesus partly because he would not observe the Sabbath but it is a fact that when a young man cam to Jesus and asked him What good thing must I do that I may eternal life Jesus in quoting the dccagloguo to him takes pains to omit tie commands ment about the Sabbath nor die he over in any recorded instance teachany man that he ought to keep the Sabbath or any first ay of the week or un other day as I substitute for the Sabbath it is true that in all the 1epistolary writings of all the apes ties of Jesus there is not a single injunction of any ono of them to observe the Sabbath nor a rebuke ofanybody for violating the Sab bath though it is claimed forth c New Testament that ittthor goodttiara religion The Christian church of which I am an exmember recognizes the truth of all I say and realizes that Christians have no more right to get the Sabbath law out of the Jewish Bible than they butcheringc1 trumperbutthe others is afraid to say what it believes on this point because it 1would not be politic To spend a whole day in idleness and eating big dinners and gossip is a piece eminentlyfit takes a man or some nerve t tackle it IAs n matter offset there is mor drunkenness andcriraepniiStimlnv than on any days of the week and ytl o Proh- bition i party to perpet u ing a club to break its own head But all this is only half If it were as plainly specified in the anythingbefrom labor on the first day of the week or on any day of tho week ethat would be no reason for en in it by law because the Christian religion is neither the constitution or tho law of this Jesus nor his religion have ever been recognized by the constitution of country as having any more authority here than Mohammed and even to get the Constitution of the United States to recognize the existence of a God has proven an abortion The nearest they ever came to it was when they got Sunnier to 1u In God we trust on the Ameri can dollar That they lied whet they put it on there is evident from the fact that if you counter feit one of these dollars they wont trust God worth a cent to youina word to God about it And yet that hypocritical coin that is used to abet this scheme toforce religion on the people while it professes to be a dollar is really only 85 cents while the gold dollar that is what it really professes to be does not have the Puritanic motto on it rightdoesfrom God or man but from time tmmcmmorinl it hase been one o the plans ofmen to implicate In every villinnous scheme that they have undertaken If the Jews should et poses sion of the city of Lexington like the Irish Catholics now have and shouldapply their Sabbath laws and shut up all business on Satur anybodyday the whole Christian part o tine community wouldsay it was an outrage yet under the laws of this country whichre moves all religious embargo from allof its citizens Jews would havo just as much right to do thatt as the Christians have to do as theynow do toward Jews and fidels of other schools Col Ingersoll has just as many rights under this government as Drrralmage There is no man- n the state who any quicker or more earnestly that I wouldre sist any attempt of anybody to larrass or in any way embarrass worshipPlotestants worshipersthat J was not in violation of good law and good morals as in the case of the Mormons but while some Christians call me an infideland others call me a Christian I claim to be a straight out heathen and as such I claim a right to exercise my own religious or irreligious convictions as wellas anybody elseWhen therefore there comes after a rainy weeka bright Sun day for farm working and your mule has rested until he got tired of resting and you have rested until you cant rest and you hitch up that mule and plow corn all day to make corn to feed you and that mule and to make money to pay your honest debts as I havo done and went without any dinner that my wife and thee cook might rest though I fed the fat mule wellat dinner after he had been biting the greet corn blades allmorningI say if while I would protect my Pros byterian neighbor in the practice of his own religion he recipro cates by having me punished for practicing my ideas of religi n when they lead me to work on Sunday he is a hypocrite anda tyrant Theres no man in the county that raises any better hay clover or timothy than I do and I have sowed threefourths of it on Sun day with one of these machines that you roll with your hands on a big wheel An yet though I own about two miles of Elkhorn where other people fishon Sunday I do not remember that I over went fishing on Sunday in my life though its the only day my fish will bite Myneighbor Mike Haggin an Irish Catholic has been looking across the fence at me working on Sunday for some years and h noticed that the lightnindidnt strike me and rata an the sunshine came on me just as well as on the rest of them and that I got a long about as well as any of them and so last Monday week he told me that he had spent all the Sunday before put ting in his garden and he said he hail concluded that it was a better way to spend the day than o spend jt tattling about ones neighbors as is generally the case- e There is only one proper time to rest and that is when a man alwayseon man wants to rest on Sunday or ony other day the law ought allow mm to rest But the law must not force him to rest when he is tired any more than it would force him to eat when he is hungry or sleep when he is sleepy What is labor to one man is rest to another The farmer who has worked manually allweek may read or lie under the shad of a tree or go fishing or go t church on Sunday if he can do so without using a horse that has worked all week But men o indoor and sedentary lives to rest by working out of door on Sunday I hope that Prohibitionists will leave that Sunday plank out of their platforms- It is as remote from the Prohi bition plan as any issue could be 1and is simpl a sop to the eccleai astic Cerberus to catch the preachers and the churches If preachers and church people have not the good sense an con science to support Prohibition be cause it is rignt they will be ust mean enough to avail themselves of any concession you maymake to them laugh in their sleeves at your scheme and leave you in the lurchwhen you want them to as sist Prohibition 4i Stirs up old Memories fSonte body has sent me a copy of the Beacon published at Springfield Ohio dated November 4 1890 It has the following marked in it That genial prince of cranks 0 C Moore of Lexington has again resumed tho publication of tho Blue Grass Blade The first issue created sensation in the thatfappearance Clays antislavery journal in antebellum days Lexingtons city government is fearfully corrupt Mr Moore attacked the ofleiiders and handled them without gloves Though no one denied the truth of the charges many repudiated his methods For a while a sulphurous blue hung about the city but mutual appologies have been wade and tho Blade is on the road to prosperity Dont that sound like old times You bet your sweet life I never will forget it I if 1 could get through the first weekwithI out getting killed I would be all hunky But it broke out fresh the secondweek and was red hot all week and I aint dead yet L MiLii tT4Rk CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERS FURNISHERS The Largest HouseTthe Largest Stock and the Largest Business Line in Central Kentucky If you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stock pricesFarmers with us when in town WILSONSTARKS 62 64 and 66 E Main Street D H BEATTY Fencing Contractor Keeps constantly on hand a full stock of the following Fencing Fencing Material GutcMUlullosts THE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE keepebored posts and Locust Cedar and Chestnut andaRails Terms Cash inside of 30 days add SlIer cent additional on nIl booked accosts I BEATTYISweet Owen Instructs for J J Itneker for Governor Editor B G Blade At a meeting of the Prohibition party held in the Court House in Oiveuton Ky April 27 1991 the following delegates were se lected to represent the party of this county at the Convention to medt at Loulsviln May 19th- IJcwis VnJnn nhnn1 Pev Jusper iJeck AVIV B6iFru7 JdcT Cobb Dr Carleton A J Mason and J J Cobb The Delegates are instructed to vote for j1uckcr for Governor proceedingsbc Blade and Southern Journal Hugh Stamper Chm SeutyoTHE Another Week Sliomlil See It Bench 2040tPROHIBITION fNowAs will bo seen Iwlow our National Fund is nearing the two thousand dol lar per mouth lino While much of tho amount already pledged is unconditional a considerable amount is conditioned upon securing not less than 2000 per month for Wo need per month in addition to present subscriptions in order to hold all now in hand With this fund ire have been able to stimulate and assist our workers in thirtyone states To twenty state committees we have made a proposition to render financial aid for continuous work in perfecting organizationTen are al ready at work undo a joint contract with State and National Committees while in most of other states wo are rendering assistance in raising tho necessary funds for tho state committee to enable them to join with fls in maintaining a state organizer No more usoful work has ever been undertaken by this comiriitteo Wo urge thoso who havo not done so to send in their pledges either for a stated sum per month or for a single contribution We ought to close up this fund at once Will you help us Send your pledge or remittance to No East Hth street Now York SAMUEL DICKIE Chairman JOHN L Secy TIm rUND Per Per Montb AW Dennett tlOUOlmoaBurcli Samuel BdwlnMinor100Id- aryCrosby Promo Ill JT Marsh Long John Baker T ro LValo UaltIJbancey Uutcblns JO PI T Morris Mrs Total Previously Reported Total to March Chas Hamnittt Pease EWDurkoo 10000rnugoCoConNY JA Martin Hyatt JII Horton Zcller UENlcolal 50hohuA Adams Smith tt S others 325 Elizabeth Kcklar Stocking 200 TwltcuellArmstrongWm a n Potter OBUuutor 100IAMHuut 100IJerbertLDartraIU P Edwards lOOjIQBlack Thos Beardnloy Charles Lou lOUltorll Blackmar Thos Faulkner Estuor Kerby RASuilth Joshoph Mlllard 1mE L Bennett Charles Weyant Bennett Jere EAbaugb SoutberUnd Si twcn 111 JL JL George W ISaiu Still tilt me Through all tire ItucKef grcatestProhibition and one of the greatest in America or in the world publicationvate letter to me lie says I hope the day is not Jar distant whih Tcan u6 something for my state and help you in your brave battle for the triumph of Prohibition When I return from Oregon I will call and see you We will arrange for the lecture at Russells Cave and in some measure I will also assist you in the publication of the Blade which 1 have not been able to do but will yet do my part All Prohibitionists in the State willregret that Bro Bains en gagements in the fur West and immediately following those his engagements in the East will prevent his being at the Convention at Louisville on May 19th Do it Your Own Self Referring to The Voice of 23rd inst page 7th subject matter The Distillery and the Grain Market please allow a farmer to ask you to go over the indisputa ble facts as set forth in tabulated leadingAgricultural and give the rural admirers Qf The Blade a column or two of sledge hammer reflection on the read The Blade who do not take The Voice It will not be difficult to prove that the liquor in all its phases is injurious to every class save that which makes and sells- Subscriber Write it yourself Brother and 1 will print it got other fish anyhowEditor Thank You Brother The Bluegrass Blade was un usually interesting last week The editor confesses how he wooed and won the capital prize in the mat rimonial lotterya very gent and effectual foil to tho Krcutxer Sonata rubbish If he repeats ho improves and only retouches his best things Shakespeare was a great repeater Nicholnsville Democrat MARCHS FURNITURE STORE MTo 24 West Main Sbr Tho cheapest place on earth to buy Furniture Carpets Stoves and Household Goods Baby Carriages cost rrrrllTLD I H 1 WIHl SON Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES REASONABLE BSrOIHoe Telephone 122 ISenldeiice Telephone 2m td5 RESIDENCE Barr Street onosquare north of Phccnix Hotel from Limestone to Walnut HJD D db EtAVmsDEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plain lladwao CUTLERY GUNS AMUNITION MANTELS AND GRATES TILING HellingPumpsBird ages and House Furnishing Moods llarued and nUll Smooth Wire null ICeadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in etcVvRepairing promptly done and on reasonable teriiiH They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE U- SBAKER and BROS Jjl L rncSR Ofti g 21 WEST MAIN yr HARTING GRMSHANK ISUCCESSOKSTO H A WjlITE 47 West Main St A Full Assortment of Stoves Con stand on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REP AT RIN G A SPECIALTY L CASSELL PRICE The Lurgosalt Dealers in Cciirvul 1cimtmnolcy in tine Latest Style Dry Goods and lations New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest class goods Wo invite the public to call and inspect our stock OASSELL PRICE 10 ami 18 VcKt Muiii St- LEXINGTON I ICY VJ3KTISItG RATES i lli t3I 77wuuuuuu Year SSSSSSSSSSiSf- ii Insertions SS goi8tif88 888888888882- G onlhoI neliiu8 Three SSSSSSSSSSSS 1alnertloniInT mH wTO i S it S tiitigo 88 onllI WooMnuaoo 0n1 oi8088 onthII nmnei8 msssssssssssThree Inlrlton I nrTn nawoum- T nClyT 8TwoH38SSSSSSSS8Insertion IMnoao To AH to Whom the Blade May Come Greeting The Blade is only sent to such persons us it is hoped will be willing to pay for it and every one to whom it comes is regarded ns owing for it unless ho has received a receipt for it if ho continues to take it out of the office Tho names of the persons to whom the Blade goes are either furnished by some acquaintance of theirs or tho parties are from some circumstance known to the editor such as are supposed to bo will ing to pay for tho paper In all cases where friends pay for thb Blade when it is sent to others the par ties receiving tho paper are notified of this fact All persons to whom tho Blado may come are respectfully asked to receive only as many numbers of it as will in form them of tho character of tho paper and then either pay for it or notify the editor that they do not want it or leave it in tho office and ask tho postmaster to inform tho editor that it is not wanted The regular price of tho Blade isS2 a year but in instances where persons re gard themselves as too poor to afford that it will bo sent for 1 a year if the person wanting it will notify the editor that ho desires to tako advantage of tho rate for poor people- I do not approve of that newspaper law thl akes a Inca lea fortjio y scrip o priceror a paper if he takes it out of tho postoffice when it has been sent to him without his order and I will not take advantage of it Hoping that the public will tako pains to observe this regulation I am Fraternally Yours 0 Editor and Proprietor Rev MeG itrt eyw Paper in time play Xiimlier of The Arena lime May number of tho Arena contains an article the caption of which is The New Testament Doctrine Inspiration By ProfI J W McGarvcy D D of the University of Kentucky At tho conclusion oi his article he says If I have in any partic ular misrepresented the doctrine of inspiration set forth on the pages of the New Testament I shall be greatly indebted to any one who will correct mo Rev McGarvey and Ireceived our theological training at the same school and wo wero or dained to tho ministry by the imposition of tho saute hands they being those of tho highest authority ill the church with which ho is now and i have been con nectedAssuming that ho is candid in tho which I have quoted I most respectfully ask permission to criticise his argument recog nizing him as the result scholarship natural capacity and advantages of travel in tho Orient as the most competent theologian in tho state of Kentucky and as second to none of whom I personally know It is u fact that I left tho ministry as a result of the readingof books that Rev McQarvoy loaned me from his own theological brary und that wo have each quoted these sumo hooks as au thorities when each of us has written a book bearing upon the inspiration of the Scriptures I do not say that Rev M Garvey has misrepresented the doctrine of inspiration set forth on the pages of tho New Testa ment I beg leave to suggest that there is no doctrine ot inspira tion thus set forth This assumes that inspiratiun as used in this connection means the infallible supernatural guidance ot the writers of the Testa mont both as to tho letter and the spirit of what is written Any claim of inspiration short of this is not worth discussing In order to any theory of inspi ration that may justly be regarded as an infallible guide as to the leged mind of the alleged super natural guiding agency it must be presumed not only that the writer must have what Luke calls uIIp01 fect understanding of tho things whereof he writes but that the exact words that ho uses must be tho only words either in the orig inal language used or their exact equivalent in some language into which they may be translated which till express in the given instance the mind of the pro sumed supernatural author of tin inspiration time most absolute plenary inspiration is the only view of tho subject that we can entertain in order to make any fair and square issue Partial inspiration is per se essentially and intrinsically as mucha contradiction of terms as a partial circle or the partial par al of two lines If it be de termined that the Greek original of the New Testament excepting- the synoptic of Matthew and the Hebrew original of that are spired inspiration cannot thence be claimed of our canonic New Testament until it be conceded that the English language pos sesses the exact equivalent of all the Greek and Hebrew words in the manuscripts from whichour New Testament was compiled and that King James translators have without failure in one sin gle instance selected these coun terparts Bo that the accuracy and authenticity of our current New Tes tament must as much presuppose the inspiration of King James translators they do tho inspira tion of the original writers As soon as the theory of partial inspiration is admitted not only would we to some extent war rant the claim of inspiration for the leaders of modern religiousJ sects by their devotees cry enthusiasts would claim it for Shakespeare or Milton Byron or Voltu 1e to inextricable con ITheposed inspiration would not only bo the infallible guidance of those who wrote but the knowledge of those who might read that this infallible guidance had attended the writing of that which they read irc jr irtrrcrTTTrtltt supernaturalunless those who read might know and did know that such supernatural infilliblc guidance had attended the writing of that which they rtl1t mitted that the statement to that effect of the alleged inspired writer could not per se be incon testible evidence of such guidance it must be admitted that nobody could know or even intelligcnt6b- elieve that these writings had been supernaturally overruled unless the writers themselves so stated As the perfect understanding tend reception of this alleged fact about inspiration would be the pivotal point of tho interest of the whole New Testament and unI lack of perspicuity upon this point would be u compromise of the credibility of the New Testa ment scriptures the writers of tho different books of the Now Testament must bo expected to state somewhere in uehof those books that they are thus in spiredIn answer therefore to gument of Rev McGarvey I most respectfully submit that he cannot find in each of those books a statement of its author even as plain as ordinary writers con monly express that in tho writing of this book the author of it was so miraculously con trolled that ho could not or at least did not nuke a single error in tho statements contained in it If Rev McGarvey deems my comment worthy of notice I would be glad that ho would with out note or comment quote the alleged claims of inspiration On tho other hand Luke plain ly oilers as tho reason why men should accept his version of tho gospel tho fact that he had perfect understanding of the things which are most assuredly believed among his people and says as plainly us a man could say city thing infer re ntidlly that ho wrote from the traditions of tho church John oilers as evidence of the accuracy of what he says that he personally witnessed the things whereof he deposes Matthew seems to be writing front memory of what he saw and heard just as Boswell writes about Johnson or Rev Dr Dabnoy writes about Stonewall Jackson and Mark could not havo written front mem ory but neither the author of fourth gospel nor the authors of the synoptics allude to anything like a supernatural guidance of their utterances In the Epistles Paul says I speak as a fooland think I have the mind of the spirit I quote from memory not having read them for ab solutely incompatible with the inspirationAgain impossible to conceive how could have been inspired in that sentence in which he says to Timothy Bring with thee the cloak that I leftat Troas1 simply because a man car not bo inspired to say that which he already knows and which his bodily comfort dictates that he sayI my views upon this subject are in anyway calculated to demoralize or to make men any less earnest Christians My own personarexperience is that just in the ratio that I have divested myself of the view of spiration entertained by Rev Me Garvoy have I increased my in telligent zeal to carry into actual practical life tho teachings of Jesus of Nazareth and this is the admitted of others upon whom I have exorcisednu influence by my reasonings upon this Hr Chinn Endorses the Blade on time Charity Ball The a Kindergarten in Uaniuling Editor of the Blade- I heartily endorse all you have said about the Charity Ball I have been satisfied for years that the greatest obstacle in the way of Religion and Prohibition- is what is culled Society dancing and Progressive Euch e parties and what may seem strange many of the advocates of the above prac are members of some church so far as I am informednone such ever attended a meeting for the suppression of tho liquor traffic the of the God they to worship and the des troyer of the peace morality and happiness at large preacheliilllhavo such practice und until they do so such practice will go on re gardless of consequences and I hauesllyJjeJieve thapreachers will be held responsible 1 see from News a paper in LCX Missouri iforGrand Jury toreport all Progres sive Euchre players as violators of lawIsame every state why is it that such de aissions arc not common Truly Yours J G Chinn Dr Chinn is right on tho Pro gressive Euchre business I do not remember ever to have seen butI one leek of cards in my fathers house My sister about twelve years old brought them home with her from a school where she was boarding She was about half way through the first deal in tho first lesson in cards that I undertook My mother came alongraked in the pile and with out note or comment stuck them in the fire She beat the deck I never sumed that game until I Was a college boy in my Senior year Some ot my chums against my earnest protest prevaihd on me to sit down at u card and learn the game I sat down butI I had the right kind of blood in me and had been raised right When I just to tho point I had gotten with my sister some years before I thought about my mother hundreds ot miles away and I quit right about tho same place she stopped me and I have novel yet taken my third lesson Honco with my weakness for slang you never see any of the very popular cardslang in the Blade I cant catch on because 1 do not know what it means My wife and tho children and I all play backgammon und chess and I think it is well for children to learn them but draw the line at cards The boy who at college wanted to teach ma curds has since spent his fortune drunk about lOl barrels of whisky got to be a leader in Democratic politics and wound ti by beinga devoted Episcopalian that speaks in public now highly hon oredMay be if I had learned to play cards and frank whisky instead of fooling with theology I would have been an honored mail too by this time But I have my opportunity and will eke out Jr J an obscure existence as an ink stinger a ainst the gin LexingIpopcorn more year they hqve the live pony in the window of a clothingstore and the grab bag at a church fair In the Junior year they have the rallies for music boxes and crazy quilts and in the Senior year they shoot each other as bookmarkers and getdrunk und kill each other as they have done in tho last few days out at the Lexington racecourse poetTallgrow By people who like that kind of that kind of business is very much liked Another Prohibition IJIadc a and PiihlUhed at Elkhorn I I am in receipt of the first issue of a Prohibition paper called The Blade published at a town named Elkhorn in Wisconsin This is a sort of coincidence when it is remembered that I have told you that I live on the banks of a stream named Elkhorn It is also a little remarkable that when selected the name for my though I knew of the To Impel Blade I did not know it was paperWe in Prohibition cutlery three Blades The salutatory of the Elkhorn Blade says The Blade is a paper which will in politics support Prohibition party national and state Believing as we do that the liquor traffic is tho crime of crimes the sum of all villainies and the cause of more of the crime and inancial distress than all other causes combined it shall be the aim of The Isnotquestions upon which the wellbeing and prosperity of the country may de I mend The Wisconsin Blade is perhaps somewhat more dignified than the Bluegrass Blade but I lont see that deep toned piety in lay of them that you find in the D Bluegrass Blade You see none of them have can preachers like I have and when it comes to theology I can get away with any of them and vhen one of th se prcacherfor evenueonly fellows goes for- mvomatl sufirtbn oil that old gag bout lotting a woman learn in Silence and that chestnut about Prohibition carrying polities into he pulpit 1 hold nil the and can beat them at their game ownIt Our Wisconsin brother tics blessing Bro Gnddard Gives me a lot ol Tally dust to Ret to Scold hie The best friend that tho Blade mil I have in the whole world is V W Goddurdof Harroddburg KrIn describing his lovely home und lovely fiwiiiyand telling about his noble character in the Blade lately I jocularly alluded to his buying part of his fine fllnitor spite supposing that ny Pickwickian use of language was in that sentence and that no man would suppose that such a man could really have done anything fur spite r much less buy one of the finest farms in the state But he is a man of the most re finedsensibilities and he gives me good scolding His letter is as follow HAHUODSUUKO KY Apr18HI Dear Bro Moore From the reading of the first number of the Blue Grass Blade and before I had over seen you or heard of you I marked you at once for a noun of pure heart and burn for a special purpose that to assist inpurpose front our beloved country a sin a shame and dis grace to the civilization and Christianity of the age I and might say hazardous onslaught made against tho whisky element of the country by you never was surpassed by grandold Cnssius Claymuul I will still hope may be attended with the same glorious results Still believing you to be pure 1and conscientious in your every net I eau not find it in my heart to breathe a harsh word to you But 0 m esteemed Brother let bo beg implore you to consult some more considerate friend before putting into print such articles as you let IIget away with your better self ollr visit to our house was ap J m1 It rrs z lA preciated and highly enjoyed bnt when we read your report of it it the Blade we were indeed made sad undsorry Tie true to the letter that spite had much to do in the purchase of tho land but that was a private matter and the party who owned it tins been dead years leaving behind him a highly respecta ble and cultivated family for none of whom have we ever had one unkind feeling and therefore deeply regret t tat it should ever have appeared in print But as I have said I can find no hardwords for you but hope for heavens blessing on you and your family and grand success for the Blade and the glorious cause it advocatesiYour Brother and Friend W W GODDARU If Bro Goddard is going to be strict constructionist in his interpretation of jthe Blade then must say that 1 do not one word of his own believeI that spite had much to tho purchase of tho land In all defFerence to his judg ment and candor I must insistf that I said it exactly right first wrote it His is a character simply incapable of spite but just as I said at first the peculiar cir cumstances under ho bought the land as compared with other things that I had seen and heard about him looked just a lit tle like spite Ho had no purpose to injure anybody by what he didnn all parties concerned were benefited by what he did and they respect and love him until this lay I will leave it to the whole of Harrodsburg to say if Iam not right about it I may have said in the piece somethings that were wrong guess I did do so nearly always ay something wrong in anything writobut 1 did not say anything involved Bro Goddardand will bet him a barrel of flour for the benefit of the poor of Har rodsburg that a majority of the people to whom the Blade goes at Harrodsburg will not so decide Their names are J O Dedman J Curry L J Tcrhune II Nuckols W W Goddard Ruff Gioddard George Handy W Jones George Bohon J Rogers J P Colenmu J A Villiumst T C Coleman H C Bth Hardin N Lalon J C son A B Bents Isaac TerhuneI Judge Poston S Vivian C P Springer Judge Tebbetts J H Henderson T D a Bryant W II Crutcher G Vivan Bunnell Jones and Harrodsburg Democrat Semite Comments upon a Com ment I want to call the attention of the readers of Time Blade to one fact The Ensign which prints the comment upon tho Blade is printed in Uncasville Conneticut und is a Rationalistic with a big HI mil a Prohibition witha big P lewapaper and it dont care a lure who knows it Some people are trying to destroy my influence by asserting that under the guise of advocating Prohibition Iant trying to ustill Rationalism For me to do this would make no a liar and a hypocriteand you ant find any firstclass man in ITavctte County who says Iant juilt that way and if you go to Dog Fonnell and say thatthey will tell you that you are a liar The limit wlmo thinks I would not chuck the Blade full of Rationalism from that katawhampus lido simile mine at the topof the first column on the first pageto the bottom of the last column on the lust pageif I wanted to do it thinks a io as big as poor old dead Jumbo And when 1 wrote Rationalism there would be no more doubt about what I meant than when I write Prohibition Whatever Istay personally be or believe or not believe or what ever my book may say or not say is a horse of another color I only insist that the Blade is not really or apparently de facto or quasi a Rationalistic paper or any part or parcel of such a paper I have the public collectively and individually to cut from the Blade samples of my alleged Rationalism and send them to me with the statement that I would print them if it took a whole side of tho Blade This they have declined to do and I insist now that the races aro on that they ought to put up or shut up JSJI do not know of any Ration alistic Prohibition paper in tho United States except Tho Ensign and its evidently kind feel JlJJfJL fmu r ing for me and the Blade would make him glad to take me into its arms if he could do so but lie plainly says of the Blade Time Editor has evidently but one purpose and that is to make Prohibition votes He is intensely radical but whether we follow him in all things or not we admire his singleness of Witl him certainly Prohibition is not a disguise for some other pur other words a paper that is plainly Rationalistic and Prohibition me as a Prohibitionist and repudiates me as a Rationalist The Ensign and Iwhile I dorsed every word he said in the issue to which my published comment alludes are in one most important particular diametrically Opposed in our ideas of the means to be employed though we arc absolutely congenial as to the end to be attained anyIUnited they stand divided they fitllone and inscperable now and forever world without end it seems to me that a mountain bull that could not un derstand that ought to be bored for the hollow horn und that a blind horse ought to see the dif ference I hate to have to say so much on this point but it is a pivotal one of such radical and funda mental importance that I can not ignore it and it is a point which is continually and persist ently being thrust into me and I have just enough of the mule in me to make me kick when Ium spurred I believe that the Christian religion ought to make a man feel liappy and jolly whenever he can Feel that wayand even then he will find plenty of times to feelI blue when he cant feel happy I have gone like McGintyuto the bottom of Slougs of De spond that old John Bunyan never dreamed of and the whole universe has taken on a deepcoe rtilcan line like Iwas looking through soreeyedspectacles I have heard asked the question Is life worth living and heard answer that It depends on liver and have wondered if that were true though Holl luaus Pads Or trees I want to kneJcfc out all this stuff they call religion that makes man look like he had the gript wad go boging about with a face us long as a hearse horses and throw such a damper over you that a man can feel a coldchill run down his leg like a streak of down a telegraph pole anti a womanwellshe can feel it run down the leg of her chair I have my way of getting at this and other people have theirs I want every man to be fullyt persuaded in his own mind and so speak and so act Brethren toat fair and give me i show for my white alloy Col IiigcrsoHH Last Utterances The avidity with which the American people receh e the lust utterances of Col has been lately strikingly exemplified and the manner in which that appetite has been supplied is a tribute to American journalism Last Saturday night tho Globe Democrat of St Louis got the news that tho New York Press would have in it on Sunday morning a letter fro w Ingersoll The GD then wired the Press to wire the letter to the GD saying that the GD would pay tho Presss price for using it and would credit it to the Press The Press with great lack of journalistic courtesy refused to do this Time UD then wired its New York agent to wait at the Press jflicc and get the first copy of the Press that was obtainable and cut the letter of Col Ingersoll into tour pieces and wire it to St Louis by tour lines Both the Press and the GD go to press at 12 oclockat night but there is a ilifterenco of an hour between St Louis and Now York in this in stance in favor of St Louis When the New York Press had its edition ready fur the mail at 1 oclock the 8t Louis GlobeDem ocrat had its edition read for tho oclock mail with Col Ingersolls letter in it and the letter was credited to the New York Press a beautiful instance of journalistic amenity on the part of the GD of the GD explains editorially that while ho does not personally accept the views of Co- llugorsoll his readers demand the most iuterestingnewsa tribute to the Colonel higher than i1 HJ WJ Ar Rm areditors personal endorsement Col Iugersolls letter is I think the first instance in which I have detected in him the Homeric nod It is probably more radical than usual but it lacks some of his wantedsnap and vivacity and I think is to some extent a revamp Time Ensin4t ConneeliemitF ICatioualistic Prohibition- Paper rim the Blade Last month we inserted brief complimentary notice of the Blue- Grass Blade the Prohibition per of Lexingtou Ky Time edtitor almost took the breath out of us by returning the compli ment with words of greater praise than we deserve Among other things he said Time Ensign came to me when I was busy but stopped to read a few lines that caught my eyo and I did not stop had carefully read every line in it andif every preacher on my list kicks when I say it I am going to say tho same that although I havo seen newspapers enough to make a stack as high as the cross on St Pauls down Short street i thats the first newspaper I over saw every word of which Ien f dorsedIt not large but it is mor ally intellectually and mechanic ally the cleanest newspaper I ever SuWr JThat little paper costs 25 Vents peoplefromthe Blade goes New York Massachusetts Florida Texas CaliTfornia and Japan will send and t get it Unlike the Blade another Pro inoredtemperance leader in the State returned tho specimen copy sent tHnottishbest interest of their party We say be friendly with evory one t treat even Satan himself with f thopeing A year or two ago the ed itor of paper sent a commu nication to a Prohibition organ charginltho leaders of this party using political organization to increase the membership of certain Protestant churcli Tho latter was never printed fthinkmost forced to believe that was right after all If he then no wonder the heIparty does not increase We nothing against church work splitting up an entire political I party Iindlingwood to light fAnyand nlwas ends in mak fWparty having a monopoly of the f temperance cause or this reason we have enlisted in behalf of itbe temperance League determined l that there shall bo at least lone organization where all who a favor this cause may moot gether and work in unity where temperance shall be the sole work absolutely independent of every t outside influence Wo commend the Blade for this very reason that the editor has evidently but ono and that is to make Prohibition votes He is intensely radical but whether we follow him in all things or not we admire his singleness of purpose With himIIcertainly Prohibition is not a dis guise for some other purpose His paper has taken a vacation of a week or two until he can get suppliedwith material to do promisesbas ever lie Answered his own Question rime Whisky Champion is all riled up at Dr S F Smith of Frankfort Ky for something tho DrSnnithingest Prohibitionists in tho Uni ted States and wo wonder how friend Schuster editor of the thefeelingtacklingDi Vy ho felt Schuster lectio riled ov gourso l un rnu 1 r I Sawbones Versus SaWiiOllcM I most heartily endorse the let ter and spirit of the eommnnica tion iu this issue front Dr Smithof Paducah to Dr Barrow Chairman of Committee of Ar ran cmcnts in this city Not to use any circumlocution t about itall the doctors in town and the country c 1cumjn ont are MaytThats just the size of it They are going to have a big banquet and have liquor and nearly every son of Hypocratcs Galon Escula pins 01 whoever it is thats the getdrunkscjmUus in vino Ofcourse they will not admit that but they theyKand it will make all of them more or less drunkcxcopt one or two in stance in which the parties are old whisky soaks to whom wine would be almost like water I think this is not only un becoming but that these gentle men have no right to do this These gentlemen havn been en trusted to a great extent with peopleThere railroad I corporations that will not employ anyman in any position that is at all responsible who uses physicinnstt proposoinner to put themselves into n con t dition where their profession tells them that they are intellectually and physically incompetent t discharge their duties and where they vi by their example en courage that which their special skill tells them is nacre than any countrytaintingthe moral nature of men I never was at an editorial association but I understand that at their last meetings they have declined to have any liquors t cause they thought it was unbecoming If all the preachers in the country should have a big bigjamboreeunbecoming but drunken preach ers und drunken editors both not so dangerous citizens as drunken doctors who have the lives of the people in their hands- I believe that physicians as a class mire the nicest men of any cityt1 one who is a block sheep in t6 lot They are as a class too culti requirze this kind Theyare on th other hand the very men to whom society has a right to look for a correction of the vei theyare thus fosteringY TIle know that in the higher classes of society nearly all of the instances of ruined young men had their start right in such occasions as this very thing these gentlemen proposingJ and uncultivated and uneducated very naturally go to the saloons the very first step of their downward career but naturally many well reared young men who would be ashamed to be seen entering especially conducted for drinking purposes would be influenced to indulge in HCfuOlS l1rJlingso highly respec of gentlemen as these physicians who are supposed to e informed as toi whether there is any danger it liquorthus publicly by thou r example Lexington hashad useIful instances of what do for the medical fraternity I suppose that nearly all of t started in the use of in the PhJSi11cians selected as my family physician the man who had had the greatest- opparttumehes for knowing hi profession in the finest schools of Europe I went one night for him in a f great hurry for my dangerously ill t child I found him after great de in a club room at the Plucnix HotellII saw it was injustice to myi family to employ such a man and selectedwhat I thought was the next most skilled in his profcs sion and was told that he was a heavy drinker as I subsequently found to be true In the past few years the physician of the city who had the largest practics in it began wine drinking and iu a short time was in an iuebrate asylum and then in a lunatic asylum Three L oJ 111 il1i vaff n other doctors that I now recall whiskydrinking another one as kinda hearted man as I ever knew is wrecked in fortune and profession because he was the victim of the liquor ap physician who was probably the most popular one that ever lived here died from drunk ennessUnder the circumstances Icau not well conceive of anything that would seem more inappropriate than that the physicians of city should invite their thisj from nIl over the state to hero with the comeI making drinking one tore of their entertainment As je Would tlial Others Should do hate You Yon never heard me orally or iu writing ask anybody to take the Blade and I do not claim for generallydoinstitution that the public is un der novel obligations to support and something that no well regu hated family can aflord to do without On the other hand I see things in nearly every issue of it that I do not approve of They looks Is0 in pencil mark when I write them that I am unable to gauge them right Fact is I am incapable of mak ing the conventional and perhaps proper discrimination between things that are equally true 0There is only one flyer that ask of the public and that is tlla when my paper comes to you yo tl will eitljer take it and pay me fo it or drop me n postal telling me that you intend to pay me for it- t at some reasonably early date or that you do not intend to take it or you can just decline to take it out of the office in which case it is the duty of the postmaster so to inform me But to let your paper run on for months without saying any about it gives me trouble and inconvenience even though you may intend to pay for it But to let it run on for month- c and then write me a note nbusin me about my religion or irrclig ion as you may prefer t icall it and not pay mo either a iltl rough on me It took me twodays to write the wrappers and address the pa pegs of my last issue and I wane to save that labor by using a mail ing machine and printing your names on the papers But I do not want to incur the expense of putting your addresses in type un thuet you are to pay me All the time either at myown suggestion or that of others new Lasyded One of them was the Rev Dr Fraser a Presbyterian minis ter of this city Ho declined to take it by writing on the margin- a half dozen words that were so reasonable and kind and sensible and gentlemanly that my very high regard for the gentleman i not in the least diminished Its none of my business no anybody elses to ask why he doe not want the paper It may have been because he disliked the tone of it or because he did not hav the money to spare to pay for i or he didnt have time to read iti 0r just didnt want it on general principles Any of those reasons any other reasons or no Tea lIsoil at allue equally satisfactory meI think you cant stop my without saying something intdinebut at any rate please stop it if you are not willing to pay me for it or to toll me that you are going to do it itIyoudontexpectationsfor its just as apt to get worse as to get better Just a Little Slitcol Lex half OH iS Although not sanctioning use of slang mid consequent marring of the beauty in pure English diction yet it does seem that Kentucky has needed just such a writer as Charles Q Moore to handle the whisky question The Blade creates quite a breoe among todd rillking barroomvoting church drclee Journal of Education Thats kindly said Brother and jourcIiticismia circumlocution like nature abhors II Y u vacuum and I write slang be cause its the shortest way to get there But as Iani throwing brick bats and not bluegrass turf and boquets at the boy in the apple tree purity of diction is only secondary to me As an educator on are bound to defend that But allow me to suggest to you that perspicuity in expression is that terseness is desirable Ifyout will read over your first scutemice you will find that- jitdoesnotsaywhichOf us it is the use Of course inter nos it is under stood that I sling slang and you supIpleasoIl 1pecuhtto slang and that you were rather reproaching mo fora prudish punctiliousness on that score n8eIit out Its redun antIAllow me then please to write a part of that first sentence for you Though we do not sanction the use and the consc ofIas she spokethan compliance with the precepts of the lamented 111r1urray but if you get me stirred upon syntax and the idi osyncracics the American lan guage you will find Im light Wing a A Gratud Son of liarton W Stone on trio Blade and my IJooit The Rational View How my Sister Died a Year ago Barton W Shackelfordof St Joseph J1oa grandsou of Bar ton W Stonoin a letter to the Blade of April 18th says yongI benefitibesides mere enjoyment I have never in aUmy life elsewhere tiimtdafore downright fearless poutyour ideas are not only given in dcpeiulently and fearlessly lift your views are nothing if not original Andwhen you step a little aside to expose the errors of modern religion and orthodoxymipulpit pounder as yon occa noII have greatly enjoyed this be cans it is supplying a long felt wllllttloing that which tea have had the to attempt Now I sincerely Iiopo nothing serious has occurred to obstruct your path of useful ness and thats youforyourSfamily Thankingyou for your kind Bluettional View which I hope to be able in time to commit to memory I hope to be able to get even or nearlyso sometime for your kindness appreciationshould be received not merely cum grano tialiii but with sev eral barrels of suit lilykinsmanticulars of the death of my sister Mrs Hannah 11 Grissim of Georgetown Of course it is principally a matter of personal interest but as the circumstances of her death were of peculiar in tercst and she haila large and broadly scattered circle of devoted friends sonic of whom may not have heard the circum stances beg leave to tellof them Mrs Gr sim died on the llth day of last May nged about G5 yearsI that for natural endow ments of head and heart and for literaryattainments the throe equalAndmore than ordinarily blessed hue risen u to call her blessed On that beautiful day in May my sister was walking on Sun Christonly son and Judge James Y Ir Kelly boitur oi eithe r side of her The had thOj1weretint mood that made I1lj sister smile while she was talking a question which had engaged time attention of the congregation for a pert of the time that day They were arranging to build a new church and the discussion was to whether it should be built on the old site or on a new one my sister favoring the old one in the oi a sentence and with a smile on her lips she sank down supported by her sun and Judge Kellyand was dead The last that any human being ever saw her face it had that smile on it She was a studious reader of the finest literature and among other things hud read largely of both sides of the question of re ligion and I nevfer saw in her or heard from her any evidence that she did not accept Christianity in its most orthodox interpretation and she was a bright model of time practical life of the Christian code I wmildnot say this if I did not ofIISlow Italy Would Ltott us in the Kveut ota War Bro Blaine as a diplomat and strategist in the Italian imbroglio has been by the American people applauded to the echo and if you dont keep a lookout he is fixing things so as to get us tiu worst thrashing that a people ever gotIsuggostI gOIpeculiarment is such thalthc head of the government must wait until it has heard from one of its members a state lulldispassionateit would not be business for Ital to recognize the State of LouisiannI in the case but must at once look for satisfactory palliation or demnity to Washington There is no doubt that the United States is responsible for a fearful outrage upon two Italian citizens und the reply of Mr Blaine to a digniiied demand by the Italian govern luonf is a haughty patro Ain ironhand invclvet glove crap detat the American of which is the bull plysienlly It is a fact that the Italians area stiletto sticking bull fighting guifar thrumming macaroni eat uint1ingpeanut selling shrino worshipping people the degenerate sons of the noblest sires of earth and yet Italy likelier Vesuvius has a pent up fire that can do the Her culaneum null Pompeii act forth whole United States before you could say Jack Robinson when Leo XIII tells his followers to let loose the dogs of war A man who knows anything about the history of the Catholic church knows that no oathof al legiance of any Catholic to any government made on a stack of BiblcsIUS highas tile moon amounts to a row of pins a against their loyalty to the Pope and I do not there is a Catholic in Lexington that will deny this The United States has 8000000 of Catholics in withu solid Catholic on the Southand a semiCatholic country on the thoroughlyIrotestantcounty is England and broadside of it is Catholic Ireland that simply waits its opportunity and this Protestant England would not espouse the cAns i of quasi Protes tart America because it is to the interest of the English govern ment to show the weakness of any republican government All the Catholic powers of Europe would combine as soon as the Popo said it was necessary to do so to protect the Pontificate Russia with its reek church that is us near Catholic as Protestant would remain nclutml and divided Protestant America would be overrun b the allied solid Cath olic Ulmicsof the world Another Preacher on my Side A Chip ofthe Old ISIuelcF- LKMINUSUUBG KY Apr 27 In- C LexingtonDear find my check for 7for Blade Success to you in your warfare gainst immolalit of all kinds YoursI An Eleiaot Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Korah Moire CHINN ROSS TODD uu I Dont Like Dr Smith Wit ness have just received the first Witnesspublishcd Frankfort Kyand I dont like it bad He is a Prohibitionist and his pa perclaimsto boDevotcd to Woman Suflrago and to the promotion of purity in politics His princi ples upon those two points are right but he has an awful wtiy of getting at them enoughbutfind I are all hunk but I must for the sake of the Prohibition cause toll him that his statements about absurdo hibition cause if their absudity palpableAs Seventh Dis trict I wrote to the Doctor some time since and in his reply to me he lampooned the New York Voice saying it had dune more for the whisky traffic than a thousand little whisky papers could have done I published Dr Smiths letter ernees an phantine kind of a kick When a fellow kicks I like to see him do it with the energetic pointed ness and despatch of a mule In reply the doctor sajs The above statement vns not written for publication nor to Tho Voice but as Tho Voice has obtained it in some vay and has given it to the world we renew the allinnnlion Though the Voice is published as a temperance paper its influence Js on the side of whisky and is doing the Prohibition cause much injury By publishing saloon maps and busi ness letter of whisky men it defeated Prohibition in Pennsylvania Texas and Nebraska If the Prohibitionists had have spon t tlie money spout on Tho Voice on county papers the Pyohibilion party would today bo a live and growing party nut l tlcrha cratt1money into one Voice and that voice has sung the wrong tune Though the Prohibition party has made a great mistake and the party is stranded there will be a new Itcform party organized at Cincinnati May 10 and all true Reformers will press into it We can not afford to let talk of that kind go unrebukcd The editors of The Voice are men of heart and brains anden orgy and money and they are putting them all into their paper and I do not believe that there is ercthats doing as much as The Voice to promote good works and human happiness Time Cincinnati meeting to which the Doctor refers is some Farmers Alliance doings I am a farmer myself and make my living out of the ground but I do not want to ally withany Alliance that fathered that puerile bustedsthe Argentine Republic I move that we put an extin guisher on The Witness The Gentlemanly way to Say it STANiJPOitn Kv Aprl 7291 Mr Charles C Moore You have been sending me the Blade for some weeks If you will state the amount due you for same I will pay it I think it is a good paper of the sort but I do not desire it Please discontinue Respectfully Joseph Ballon Thank you you a gentle man You do not owe me a cent I sent it at my own risk at the suggestion of a mutual friend If all others who do not want it will bo kind enough to inform me in the same way I shall be obliged Enl rou Complimentary Mention of Hi Insure Jady TjpoH Miss Ella Wolf for several mouths compositor in the EntelIprise office is now at work the Blue Grass Blade she and her sister Miss Venie doing all the type setting upon the paper painstakhugcongratulated upon receiving so valuable an 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