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Digital page images are linked to the text file. rr s J i 4l 1 U6 BLAIEyj YearVolp kc tlu Kentucky Leader A BLOOMING FARCE TUB MANNER IN WHICH KrECTIOlVS ARE RUN Iff LEXINGTON llIiiHtrnlvtliii the Circuit Court In he Trial ol MOBBIH NaflU reams and ktoIicrlN A Sweet Scented Stile of AIIUIrH The Jury tendered u Verdict of Acquittal In Two ItlliiutcH The farslcal character of tho elections held in Lexington was never better illustrated than in the trial today of D B Sairarans and Charles Roberts for frauds in Ducks precinct at the last August election when John J Sullivan was counted in over Letcher Lunby for City Marshal Dan Saflarans was Sheriff and Chas Roberts n judge at this election and were tried together William McNa mara clerk and Dan Scott the other judge asking for separate trials Messrs Wellington Payne B P Carpenter E B Hayman W E Ilib lor and L P Young sworo upon the stand that they did not voto for Still van that they did not know ho was a candidate and that his name was not on tho tally sheet whet they voted Tho tally sheet signed and certified to under the oaths of tho defendants as ofllcers of election was offered in evidence and showed that all of these gentlemen were recorded as voting for John J Sullivan for City Marshal Dan Scott and Dan Saflarans test fed that B J Welch Chairman of the Democratic County Committee called at tho voting placo about 10 oclock on tho day of tho election and instructed the ofllcors to place tho name of John J Sullivan on tho tally Bheetfor City Marshal The ponshad been open long enough for tho clerk to fill about one page with the names of voters none of woro recorded tyvoting for any ViI o for City Marshal j Jateraccordhtg totho s- tIony of Saffarans and Roborld Mr Welch returned and pointing to the first pago of names said in substance Boys fill up that page for Sullivan and make him equal with tho Democratic ticket1- Villiam McNamara the clerk was put on the stand but ho could not re member anything about the election He did not oven know whether it was in August Ho did not remember whether Sullivans name was put on before or after tho pone opened and could not toll the jury by what author ity men were recorded as voting for Sullivan who did not know he was a 4candidate and who would have taken great pleasure in voting against him had they been consulted The pollbooks were shown him and ho admitted thatMessrs PayneYoung Carpenter Hibler and Hayman were recorded in his handwriting as voting for Sullivan for City Marshal although these men testified on oath that they did not so vote Mr Roberts one of the defendants testified that ho had never acted as judgo before that ho had been forced to servo against his will and that ho signed tho pollbook in good faith without examining it to see if tho clerk had properly recorded tho votes Ho said ho had not tnkon any part in fal sifying the record and had signed tho sheet as a matter of form supposing everything was all right Ho had heard Mr Welch give his instructions but said ho did not know that the clerk had committed any fraud Mr Saflarns said he had been acting as an ofllcor of elections for twenty five years and had never known of a caso of a judge or shorlfi examining the pollbooks to see whether every thing was all right before signing and certifying to tho record E B Hayman testified that as ho wont to vote Mr Saflarans said Come in weve got some good Democrats for you to vote for I went inside said Mr Hayman and looked over tho book to see who were running I indicated who I wanted to vote for and am sure Mr Sullivans name was not on tho tallyshoot and was not voted for by mo MoNamara on crossexamination by Judge Jewell said ho supposed when the chairman of tho Democratic Central Committee ordered him to put Snllivans name on tho ticket ho thought that was enough authority for recording all Democrats for him Mr Watts Parker in his statement to the jury for tho dwfonso contended that tho ofllcors of election had tended no fraud in carrying out tho order of Mr Welch to run Sullivan ovon with tho Democratic ticket Ho sale that tho judges had committed no crime in permitting tho clerk to enter up all the Democrats an voting for Sullivan especially as thoro was but onocandldato running at the time Ho admitted that the conduct of tho officers was technically wrong but denied that any criminal act had been committedIf no wrong in deliberately falsifying the record of an election when but one candidate is running why not do away with general elec tions and authorize tho Democratic Committee to carry out the will of tho Democratic primaries and declare who ewen and Parker claimed in substance that no great harm was done In taking it for granted that men voting tho straight Democratic ticket would have voted for Sullivan and so recording them without authority Conceding this remarkable claim how do the ablo attorneys justify Clerk McNamara for recording and tho judges for permitting him to record Republicans like E B Hayman and B P Carpenter and a Prohibi tionist like W E Hibler for Sullivan In the ease of Mr Hibler the out rage was more inexcusable than In the other cases as the claim cannot be made that his vote was entered for Sullivan in the haste of recording him for other candidates- As a matter of fact ho expressly stated that he did not want to vote on anything but tho turnpike question and yet he is recorded by Clerk Mc Namara as voting for John J Sulli vanColonel John R Allen who con ducted the prosecution submitted tho caso without argument and the de fense did likewise Tho jury after an absence of two minutes returned a verdict of not Allen in view of tho failure to convict Saffarans and Roberts moved that the cases against McNa mara and Scott bo fled away Judgo Morton announced that he would take the matter under advise citizens of all political parties have been watching for the trial of these cases with much interest and hope that every man concerned in tho notorious election frauds of last August will be prosecuted to a Ish Tho testimony offered today in the cases against Saflarans and Roberts proved that they made no effort to prevent frauds but it was not nearly so conclusive as against William Mc Namara tho clerk who admits record ing tho fraudulent votes A vigorous prosecution of every case might result in sending a few election officers to tho penitentiary and the honest people of Lexington hope that no efforts will bo spared to bring every offender to a speedy trial In the interest Of justice Colonel AJlenpnght to withdraw 9 ulruiOUOit to file away As matters stand thin Colonel may not be able to secureany convictions but ho can by a deter mined prosecution of every indicted officer cheek tho tendency to election crimes What A Lcxiiigtou says About Liquor In Florida Mr P Williams one of the prominent citizens of this city is a total abstainer und a good friend to the Blade Ho spent last wiu ter in extreme Southern Florida and was telling me the other day about the liquor drinking senti ment down there He is fond of fishing and spent u good part of his time at that sportlie says the first day ho wont fishing he caught ti great quantity of bass und speckled trout such as we prize so highly here He came buck to his hotel und sent a negro for them witha wheelbarrow They used nil of his halt to manure cocoanut trees and ate tarpon that they thought much better Ho is not a lish liar He said he noticed that in the town where ho was staying and where his hotel was four times as big as tho Phmu nix Hotel here he never saw a saloon and never saw a man drunk and never saw or heard a case of any kind of disorder He said that just to nee if there was any arrangement for getting any whisky in tho town he went to tho hotel clerk and asked him where he could get souse The clerk told him ofIt certain house in the city that had rooms in its basement anti said that if he would go to room No 7 in that basement he thought a rather elderly gentleman as Mr Wil liams wus could get it lie did not go to sec- Another Lexington man one of our good citizens had gone to Florida with him anti with the usual Kentucky forethought that guards against rattle nuko bites regardless of the direction or season of the year in which he goes had taken along u quart Mr Williams asked him if he could give him a drink lie raid yes but that he vuo nearly out and had not beer able to get his flask filled anywhere down there Mr Williams then a pro fessiomil deer hunter nun whom by the WilY he could buy a nice deer for a Bola He asked this hunter if ho could give him a drink of whisky or tell him where he could get some The hunter could not do either Isnt there danger of rattlesnake bites here theykillMutter What do you do for rattle snake bites hero Whwe use chlorate of potashand wear thick leggins like these said the in Kentucky we have a way of saying that in the North where the people are fish blooded and phlegmatic they do not incline to stimulants but that the warm generous impulsive wholesouled nature of tho true Southron stakes it just at natural for him to drink gobarefooted soparntedbycold bloods Florida is tho ex tremo limit of the South The explanation is that it is rninaandpropclhome liquorThe sap willskybecause and because they do nut know enough to entertain themselves countryboysdntown boys know it all fierce many a young than about hero who drinks whisky as a cloak tier his ignorance mid sin pidity lie has fume out his lackof brains cute education anduses whisky simply to disguise the tact by trying to convey the im ressinn that he would he a genius if he did not have the fashionable societyItis elsewhere When a young man hits been properly reared and has proper appreciation of what constitutes the dignity of manhood he is in lCeumtaekyjust and is living a moral tile and does not regard the drinking ofwhisky as the proper thing for him When the respectable and in telligent country element of our people who have no reason to fear tho saloon and distillery boycott assert the dignity of their family standing and self respect and llkingdementpolitics of this state it will be just it is in Florida It men hero retain their tear tit snakes either of the literal orjimjam variety thev will find Mint chlorate 01 poiasn tilts cuecumi as whisky and the eojTUseatitig scintillating sky scraping flights of Kentucky genius it will be found can slake its at the natural fountains of the earth as the greatest heroes ofantiquity have done and the greatest of modern thinkers are doing and it will not be found necessary to fill upou Kentucky bust head in order lo show the immense difference between the 47 per cent high protective tariff of tho Republicans and tho 42 per cent of low tarifl for revenue only of the Democrats There is one advantage however to the Democrats in having both the Democratic orator and his audience pretty well filled with whisky that even as a dcfcndcnt of Prohibition I am bound to ad mit and that is that no thoroughly sober man can see any difference between the Democrats and the Republicans The greatest issue before the people is the liquor question in politicalthat all other issues put together mud the two old parties are per onlydWclonco crats are honest enough to admit their devotion to the liquor traf fic while the Republicans deny it and lie about it The next in importance is the tariff question On this point they are so near together that the difference merely nominal The most advanced thought of the country is against nay tariff and it is forcing tho Republicans down and down while tho Democrats who really want free trade mud huvo not the courage to say it Republicallslow them as will keep the Republicans row cutting under thorn while the Democrats will keep just a litlle nearer to the mrOihas the last Congressional election showed by keeping just a little closer to tree trade There is no sentiment about thus it is simply a filet that anotective tarill is iou the benefit of the upper ten while free trade ia for the lower million maid of course the musses going to voto to suit themselves which isIfree trade or time nearest to it they can get Tho thing that the people am ty7lIlmind that it only more or less protectivo us it is high or low You hear the Democrats clam oring for a tariff which is for rev enue only and with tho power in their humid they leave decided that 42 per coat say is tlu gen oral average of duty on imports that is necessary to raise the rev enue for the government But if the Republicans should reduce it to 40 per cent you would at once find that the Demo crate would drop to 35 per cent and so on down the Deinocrats declaring for free trade whenever the Republicans reduced the tariff to 5 per cent The word protective simply 11Iunu1filChllels that a mum shall be free to go into tho marts and markets of the world and spend his money where he can get the most and best for it which it seems to rue to bejiirtt as truly one of Uu inalienable rights of a free citizens us that of life liberty the possession of property or the pur suit of happiness ExGovernor John P St John who will almost certainly be the next Prohibition candidate for the Presidency is now speaking throughout the United Stalcn and advocates free trade So that the only perfection of tho only laudable principle in Democracy is found in the Prohi hit inn pur- fIlhalstlte Matter Anyhow CiircAao Iu May 2G91 Dear Bro The Blade of last Saturday 23rd has tint yet hcen received please send me n copymute oblige You is c R H11 SMITH 1515 Wahush Avenue P S Whats the stutter unv how Paper nf wyes here until the middle of the following week and sometimes tint at all Stir up J1 0 Authorities please Whats the matter with your old shebang limo Howard It you dont run that thin right and Stop this kicking you cant got to bo mail carrier When we Prohibitionists get charge of things We are going to have women to run that pflice and we wont have any ofthis kind of racket tttl t1ru s Ae t to Shtlitn Shore 812 W MABKETST RICHMOND VA May 26 1891 Dear Moore Whats time matter The last Blade that carte to my address is eluted May 9 Please send me May 1C mid 28 Dont overlook my name again for I enjoy read ing your articles I have been sick fur four weeks mill have been deprived of the pleasure of reading anything until yesterday My brother und I have been down to the parting of the waters We coiild almost see the shining shore Wo could almost lea time angels sing We are gettingwell God has a gout work for us to do Oh it is u grand und glori ous thing to bou Christian God bless you Yours truly h A CUTIKH Consecrated Ladies in nOI Icmicl One of tho sanctification preachers held a distracted meeting out in Dog Fennel tot long ago and he has lately alluded to two of our Dog Fennel matrons as consecrated women Ono of them we all recognize aa icing as consecrated as the dickens but in the case of the other one the natives say they caiit Hoeit und it has afforded our ladies some amusement at lute expense lie llbllcve the lade Will Strengthen tlio linrolitM Ihvnx May 25 1891 Mr Charles C Moore DKAIJ SIK Please find inclosed 8100 fur which you nutty continue to send me the Blntl11l year As I am a poor mall you may put me on that list- npplelinloI your valuable pa per very Winch und think itwill advance till cause of Prohibition and also strengthen the churches I huge it will be the means of bringing the many Pharisees that presentdaysition Wishing you and the Blade success remain trulyJAalus 8 IorsehS From Tire 1Vorker I Prohibition Kentucky Ccntcrvlllc 4 We hold that Moore of The Blue 3russ Blade has and is demon radialgrass reglOlI was on tiptoe that he would have been tteueggedcotvirided pistoled nr knifed if not killed long before jjaw for his fearless plainness of expectationshivcgolle take such a bet liiguitls J timeKroving Somerset Re paperIIhtiffliinning negative but it is a carcase of Blade vs Blade The Yoice copied a paragraph from ihe Blade stating that there were tour other Prohibition papers in entucky The Blade recopies ajul denies that time Reporter is The Worker is appealed to umpire the genie Ilere sour decision As time Blade hasuflirrncd bJith sides of the question we will call itIIn draw so fur as The Imide is concerted But from Dept rlcrs ages of several is we have received we con tlie that if it is u Prohibition it is not doing much at the In fact it claims to be and is simply a good county paper non partisan while its edi ProhibitionistJWo Southern Journal and the Blade but the greatest ol these is the the Wouldnt lill it up for a jpring chicken Tho National Committee lulls pursuaded The Blade to engage regularly its patent Prohibition matter Wo wondered how problemfliis own pen in its pages He edits it like Harper run his race hcfrse from eend to ccnd The man or woman is highly favored who ts in it except iadvertisement But Moore was eta ml to the emergency He su makes the Blade bigger Ifjlthtiy double up patent matter snake it no doubt still nriglrtlUonttuekyyatiMi1Nayy13utjme Wdit can patent matter and have as much moore as of yore Wouldnt I be glad if that last sentenco in that first item were trite The second item appears in Time Wjorker under the head Three Strikes and out lam satisfied judgment between the Reporter and me He sizes the shitus up exactly right only I would have said that u man who can edit a nonpartisan paper now is a mighty poor shake for a Pro hibitionist But Bro Neal is a- nole branch man mil Ireckon w need a little olive oilou the troubled waters the patent matter in thI Blade it Bro Neal calls the Prohibition news that ia furnished bthc Prohibition National Exe cutive Committee under the management of Secretary J Lloyd Thomas patent matter si0p1 because the committee has arranged to send it to papers el eap und in plate then its all right limit I would not like form one who had never seen the Blade to suppose from Hill NeaPs uv ercteo that I had in it anyof tins threelogged chicken patent corn crib meet meby moon light ul ne stuff 1 wish by the way that Bro Neal would enlarge his paper you tv notice that I did not say your valuable paper newspaper men am sometimes pretty hard on each otller but they always draw the at that irony so at to make IWtuko in time National Commit biter plate it like eclitoliu Is especially those that give me taffy and hit a sue swipe at the Somerset Reporter Ive got to kick just a little aguint that statement of Bro Neuls that The man or woman isi highly favored who gets uny in it hint un udvcrtise tiling he will remember that I have printed a standing invitu tiru to ladies to contribute aul U ing they wanted to write to I lade and they have done so and I believe that in printing them 1 peopleimlme of the best articles that ever appeared in limy newspaper in Anyown nephew who won a nrizo at a Clmutauqua contest lust GOGuntlillcountry the other day rued in hoI liked those pieces of Mrs Henry and Mrs Clark an then he stopped and didnt have another comment to make on the paper and I have heard that same racket from so many people that Iant sorter getting tired of it and nun thinkingabnlttslttlttimug down on those two ladies and graduating them like they do sonic lice horses that have taken so many premiums that the others willnot show against them As far as Ican now recall I have declined to publish only two original articles sent to me over signaturesOne hud an intima tion was a forgery being in ality from a tsan and the other was some of the very nicest and freshest country poetry so eulogistic of me that my distinguished modesty would not allow mo to print it while I live but 1 have got it stored away in my literary effects to he stuck on to the end my obituary if I should due in the Spring time As for the men if they have not written in the Blade us Iimeybroke snnethugforon matters and things just like printers ink didnt cost any more than this black stuff that they pour down between the bricks in making our new bride streets It ia a fact however that I have tot paid the attention to my ad mylimiteclthat I ought to do Bro Neal himself sent mo advertisement two mouths that I hn overlooked clear agoI this day He told me to and send him the billand there was not a word said about special rates to editors This was a great compliment too for it was a nice advertise getintoSo if you see anything advertised in the Blade you had better send and get some of it for its all hunky TO make amends for this dere liction in attending to Bro Ncals advertising business tho manu script of which is hopelessly lust in an avelanchc of other papers I wi1l1rDdllCl ht Tt memory mid tl 8htc3s 3JrYIn idgI FTho gist of Bro Meals adver tisement was that he had two books for saleone for tho body and the other for the soul The one for the body is Halls Health Pamphlet I dont know whether you take it internally or rub it on the back of your neck but there are directions with every bottle and its all right or Bro Neal would not sayso The Book for the soul is Ancient Unbelievers 1tIIS written by Alexander Campbell and that settles it It takes up Celsus and Por phyry and Julian and Joseph us and Tacitus and Suetonius and Pliny mill Lucien and Epictetus and all those old hcritcnl snoozcrs Ingesollhigherbudy would just catch him and hold him and read a few pages of it to him he would be n Mctho list or Presbyterian I forget which preacher in a year like his old dady was Write to Bro Neal for further particulars lion the Ladies Kindly Spread the Proliibiliouilalic- Iltattvav MONDAY MaY 25 PA HIS KY j Mr C a Moore Last weeks issue of tho B G B has not reached me much to my regret as a friend visiting me is unxious to see it Find enclosed 5cts fur another copy of preceding number I never destroyone of your pa pcrs but circulate each copy after reading Your witticisms are very telling and draw attention to the paper from those tint specially interested in Prohibition I have resolved that at leas 52 fatuities besides utyown shall read your yearRespectfully Mrs WILLIAM MASSIE fiats a real sweet and kind note butt the thing in it that gets nearest to my heart is her apprecia tions ot my jokes t If people only knew howl la bur with those jokes I think more of them would have the kindness to laugh at them I would rather be a funny team than almost anything I would rather be it than he pious even or almost anything else except rich A FEW QUOTATIONSThat will bo of interest to you UNDERWEAR Ladies Jersey JJibbcd Cotton Vests at 10 12t 20 uud 25c Ladies Lisle Vests at 40 and 50c An allsilk vest at C5c Childrens Gauze Vests from 15 to 500fChildrens Gauze Punts from 15 to f 0c Boys Drawers from 85 to 50c Mens Gauze Shirts from 50 to 7 Mens Gauze Drawers front 50 to 75e HOSIERY Best lOc Hosiery in the city We Ijcatlheworld on 25c lust black hose for ladies and children Bctltr ones nt 35 JJqsiciyrjftgLaUicBfF SWISS FLOUNCINGSA brand new stock of new und pretty desi ns nt prices which cannot be duplicated Misses Flouncings nt 85 40 to 25 Landics Flounclngs at 50 C5c to 2 Wp only ash that you come ael sec the goods for yourself TAYLOR HAWKINS The Popular Notion Store No7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Mmiitniuturoix of FINE SADDLES HARNESS RAM RING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY No 53 EAST MAIN STREETILEXINGTON KY ZOC I WJDICK THE DAILY COURIER JOURNAL II TilE LOUISVILLE TIMES 10 CENTS PER WEEK Will be delivered atjyour residence every day for 20c per week or 2fc per week for Daily und Sunday Give your order to J HUB PitATHEB agentxtHO EAST MAIN STK1STCT H W ALDENBURGRARCHITECT and SUFERXITTEITIDAITT IGi West Main St 4LEXINGTONr ZY r ROBERT KENNEDY SUCCESSOR TO KNOXVILLE FURNITURECO Wholesale and Retail Dialer in all Kinds of FURNIURR LOKI Pll8 IJARPIIIug Etc Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 E Main St Lexington Ky Kaufman Straus Co lii EAST MAIV STREET New goods mu now arriving daily Laces and cinbroiiUries are erowdin our shuivtS from the narrowest to widest and richest patterns We show tothosot1ordtnEarly Spring Woolen Dross Material plll8ingnew line of spring shades of Henriettas just opened new colors no change in price in spite of additional duty on them WASH GOODSJ- ust received mill put in stock a quantity of flue Zephyr Ginghams nllnewpatterns and coloring modest pin stripes plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at i0 v we have marked them at 20c per yare A full pricoisLADIES MUSLIN IJNDERWEAlslEc1A1 SALK attoe5ctlllVia ire Muslin DrawetsFrltit of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above2ivorthLadies Valklng Skirts deep Cambric rullle at I9c worth 75o securingmtinyto the going into etlect of tho adminibtrativo bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases benefit our customers havethemI0cLadiesmarked at TOILET ARTICLES Colgate Turkish Bath Soap a full dozen for 4711 Glycerin different bottlesat t KAUFMAN STRAUS ft CD J CASSELLiThe T nrjjeNt Dialer in Central Iteiituolfy in tlio Latest Style Dry Goods and Notions New Goods Choicest Styles amid sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE 10 uiMl IB Vest Mil in St- LKXINGTONKY H M yo f The Kind ofa Mayor Lexington is Ought to Have Wasbburnc the new Mayor of Chicano has created a stir in that town I think he ought to be uded ever Prohibition s1stton salopnkccpcr there who ist a political leader there just as sa loonkeepers arc political leaders in Lexington thought he would make a new departure that would astonish the natives and he did greatdealWash had promised to reciprocate Jim like a genuine saloonkeeper that he was didnt sufler much from diffidence and he told Wash thathe wanted to start a saloon at the corner of Vernon Avenue and Thirtyfirst street was the very center of the aristocracy of Chicago and it was as a Vine or Water street mann in Lexington should ask MayojcJFoushee to allqw him to esta Ksh a saloon right in theI mid a of Silk Stocking Row iHm Short right by the side o the Northern bank blockor among the aristocracy out on See ond street where the vines climb over the residences of private bankers and Eepiscopal rectories and the homes of aldermen and places of that ilkor out onI the new brick paved Thirdstreet among the dignified and orderly Presbyterians and Methodists who praise on Sunday andvote for whisky on Monday Or Jims location for his saloon in Chicago would in Lexington be about like a man had proposed to open a saloon right out in the middle of the new Queen Anne homes on East Maxwell or on North Broadway along beside Hamilton College or down in Fayette park or right out in the middle of the embowered residences at r land Park or right in there amon the aristocracy on East Main You know if a man were to ap ply to our Lexington Mayor for saloon license tor some wher- along about the middle of Silk Stocking Row he would laugh and cuss him and would not give it to him The man might argue the case with him and tell him that a ealoon had lately been es tablished on Limestone between Main ind Short contrary to the wishes of all the good people live there and they were nearly all good people But our Mayor would recollect that those Limestone people were people who had to work for their living and besides thatsome of them were Pro hibitionistsand had no political in fluence while rich people did business and owned the propert- on Silk Stocking Row and that was a horse of another color Tur Mayor would tell you 6 ride tJat e atehiser o years butyou would find that he knew which side his bread was buttered on and you would soon see that he recognized a broad difference between the advisability of sticking a saloon right up be side the place of business of a working man on some narrow sidetreetand putting one beside the brown stone and plate glass front of some bignabob on some fashionable street The man that wanted to put a saloon on Silk Stocking Row might argue that his personal respectability had been permanently established by the fact that hew an Alderman of the city of Lexington the Athens of the Vest that the saloon business had been recognized by the gov ernment of the United States by the State of Kentucky and by the City of Lexington as being as honorable as any business conducted on Silk stocking Row Thief the saloon man might say to our Mayor that saloonkeeping was recognized by the city of Lexing ton as the most respectable and laudable business in the city This he could easily show from the fact that for years there had been ten times as manysaloon keeperp in the city council as another y one profession and that now it was fullof them while there was not a preacher nor a professor nor a doctor nor a lawyerm it One editor repre rented all the learned professions in the council and stood like a sweet scented oasis in a Sahara o saloonkeepersAll Uncle Charley wouldrecognize as true but the saloonkeeper would not get on Silk Stocking Row all the sameIt would not be because that saloonkeeper did not have just as much right to do his business there as he had to run a saloon on Water street but he would not get there all the same because Uncle Charley would not have the sand in his craw to let that man enjoy his rights as a citizen of Lexing tonThat saloonkeeper has as much right to rent a room in the court house and run a saloon in it as any man in any of those office has a right to peddle law or real esate there and if I were a saloon man and a Councilman of Lexington Ill be dogged if I would not assert my rights and not al ways be stuck around in some little back alley with the doors covered with blinds like Iiva running faro bank or making orlLexington l stuck away in little dark holes like they were thieves It is true that a large part of the patrons of saloons prefer it this way because they want to sneak into these places as pri vately as possible but if I were a saloonkeeper I would strike for higher toned class of liquor drinkers who say this is a free country and they dont care who knows that they drink it and I would strikeout like Jim Apple ton of Chicago and I would have meadaisy saloon right in the mid dIe of Silk Stocking Row or I would bust a bclleyband trying The man that has the boldness- to try it will gain the admiration- of the best class of drinking peo pic and the hearty endorsement- of the Prohibitionists and though the Blade docs not usually ad vertise that business it will give him a good send oil without a cents charge You may say that you have some firstclass saloons here in hotels that are nice looking busi ness houses but they lack manly ivlofgoes into one feels a kind of a sneak thief arrangement made for him to get into it First he can step into the office of the hotel and if he sees anybody there that he would not like see him go into a saloon he can stop at the counter noel examine the register to see if a friend he was expecting from New York has arrived But if the coast seems clear he can start toward the saloon and if he discovers any body that he had not noticed that he would not want to see him he can stop at a stand on the way and buy a newspaper or a cigar Then further on as the hallway gets narrower and darker are the billiardroom and the barber shop in case of sudden surprises or case the man who wants to get in hisgHe can turn in and get his boots theahisegain courage to violate his conscience and the wishes and hopes of his mother While this is all very nice for that diffident class of saloon cos tomers and is an exact and acu 1rate account of how it is arranged at biggest saloon in Lexing wereoa not want to have it arranged so that I had to sneak like a setting turkey into the saloon was to get my toddy orstraight And it seems to me that there are enoughof our firstclass people who frequent saloons who have SundayschoolY prayers and wives tears and stuff oftluil kJiNlvTttof pporJtr- arleas ttie Saloon m fine style at1CUt lillfiil inlike he was not afraid juit like he goes into a dry goods store or post office This sneak thief way they have of getting drink here is cowardly disgustingThere kind ohm public place in the city that does not have a cigar stand just inside its door so that when a fellow is caught going in there by somebody that he does not want to see him he can lie out of it by stopping at the cigar stand and be seen lighting a cagar a the objectionable party passes the door Thats the reason the cigar part of the establishment is made so Jim Appleton are right If the saloon buaiue is just as thoroughly lawful a any other business as the govern ment national state and munici pal has decided a man has a right to put a saloon just anywhere h could put any other kindof house You have a right to ob ject to a powder magazine or dynamite factory being put nea you because they are dangerous you may object to a gas works or a tannery because they smell bad and lots of people in this town only a few years ago objected to the business house of a man who is now one of our arristocracy be cause he dealt in polecat skins and you may object to the estab lishment of a boiler factory near your residence because it is noisy but all of the authorities hue def cided that saloons are not dijngcr ous and do not smell baduud are not noisy and dog my cats if I wouldnot have one if I were rich saloonkeeping alderman this city like we have here jus as big and fine and prominent as Alderman Berkleys sty goods store and I would build it right beside his store if I wanted to and show him that I had as many rights as a soloonkceper as he has as a dry goods store keeper I have a nice little home out on Third street right in among the aristocracy If I were a councilman in this town and I hadvoted to put a saloon right by the sid of the cottage of some poor widow woman who had no vole to defend herself and a saloon man would want to put a saloon beside my home I could not oppose him I would not have the check to do it The Hakcr Brothers on Lime stone street are Prohibitionists and devoted Christian peoples They make their living nigh ing carriages They said that ladies come to look at their car riages and that they were afraid to go about saloons They begged Ln the City Council not to allow a saloon to be established by them The city council put it there There are some of the city conn keepersThey of church and apparently at least in Theyhavetine streets and handsome rcsia would see that saloonkeeper in hell before they would let him start a saloon right by the side of one of their business houses or residences gothrough gettoBully for Wash and Jim Like the Hindu and me More Than he did at First LEE aURa KY May 2001- a O Moore Lexington Ky DEAR SimI have been receiv ing your paper for several months Who gave you my name I dnotknow I see in it you request all to notify you whether they will pay for it or not I did not com ply with your request for Iwas prejudiced against you at that time from what I had heard and hence would have done you an injustice had I passed judgment at that time As I dont want to wrong any one I determined to investigate for myselfand that investigation has led me to here inclose 2 00 to yearYou about which I dont agree with you and I dont suppose it makes any dif ference to you whether Ior anyone else agrees with you in full or not as 1 see you are a man of your own head and belong to no one and hence I shall not oiler anysuggestions I kinder lika man of firmness and more pecially in the Prohibition cause I am something on the order of goodbackinghelp him cat all the Prohibition fish he can catch- I never knew but two men that I thought were as consistent and true to their convictions as I believe you arc One of those is my kinsman Dr Chinn of your city The other was my father The Doctor is Voo well known to the readers of the Blade for any comment from me Of my father I have a word to say During the war a aqnarlof soldiers were plundering his house and one of them was in the act of pulling on his best Sunday coat when Father wrenched the coat from him landing the soldier on the other side of the room At Jjjniiliftynll Ildratutheir hjyQnjI 0111mans flesh untiltke blood ran down to his heels at the same time demanding the coat He replied No I will not if I am to die this way it is right au itIam not to die this way you cannot kill mo He hind always been a believer in this doctrine and when put to the test could not be driven from it at tine point of the bayonet And friend Moore I think you are mule of this kind of at nit too and for this I like you The time is coming and now firmnessa to the front in Prohibition I have a boy an only child as dear to me as the ruddy drops that gather about his heart I 1fills my hopes centering in his body with his faithful ifsI tion work on my hands I want him to take it up and help to press it to victory iihislay its agency I could not wearing the disgracre eyes r who gave him being and whose heart he had brokenI could not if I had voted for whisky find answers to my conscienceor sup port for my remorse I dont know how any other lather feels but that is the way I feel if God permits me to speak the truth May it be the feeling of every father Yours II C CIIINN nThere arc men talking like that hfe a you snow t underThat man has something in his politics worth voting for and working for lie wants to save that only son from this Maelstrom into which this liquor infamy is sucking the youth of this land lIe docs not care to vote for the nominees Ofit convention at Louisville lately whose leaders beingedrunk at the very time they worm deliberating ostensibly at least as to what was for the good of the country It is pitiful and humiliating to see Kentucky farmers wh have sons and who claim to be Christians and go through the per formance of going to church and praying and sending their little pitanccs to convert the heathen when the Africans of Congo have lately protested against the introduction into their country of the ruinous liquor that these Kentucky Christian farmers are sending hymnbookstwelve hundred years the heathen the Mohammedan world far outnumbering all the Christians the world have looked at the drunkenness of this laudand of Christian Europe and speak of us dogsI up in this pointof voting for Democracy when any man of any sense can see that at every town in the Bluegrass region drunkards are putting drunkards in office untilI the whole country is run by them that there arc thousands ofmen who claim to be substantial farmers and representative men whoso far from showing commonsense do not exercise common de cency and think it is smart to be led around like hulls by the nose by these men who pay their little country newspapers to boost them anyhighacter and any brains to do his own thinking can imagine that there is any dignity in countenancing convention like that that Editor Hell described at Georgetown or like this cut and dried thing that three or four ward politicians per petrated at Lexington in the name of the Democracy of Foyctte men have lost their manhood and it the women of this country do not try to influence their husbands and brothers and sons this country will but repeat the history of nation after nation that has struggled through adversity into existence flourished for a while upon the success attained by its patriots and then sunk to ruin when their citizens lost all moral vigor and suffers themselves to be bound and slaved by a designing few There are thousands of men now in Kentucky who know that they will feela contempt tor themselves when they have voted the Democratic ticket in this AugustThey are going to do it not for any principle but because that is the winning side and they feel mean about it in an ticipation but they will go ahead and do it just the same because they lack moral courage and tin manly independence that dares to do right But my Brethren of the Prohi bition party let us remember that Lconidas with three hundred Spartans made Thermopylae famous as long as history shall he written while the very names of the leaders of the hosts that over whelmed him arc almost forgotten by us panoplied1dthat rode in legions with banner d that bore thf Eagles that floated over them They were proudand imperious and scornful and they went to crush one man eland his twelve followers And they thought they had done it most effectually when they killed the leader and scattered the little group that followed him But through two thousand years toil lions of people have done hiui honor while the names of those proud generals have died forever from the pages of history Gentlemen of the Prohibition party yours ofall the political parties on earth is the only oncj that has taken the teaching of that Nazarene as their guide and I be lieve your cause will prevail The Case ofltev Dr ISriRK The case of llcv Dr Briggs of the Presbyterian church under trial at Detroit by the Presbyte rian General Assembly is a mat ter of interest to all who want to promote good morals The trend of the age is to substitute belief in some sort of ligious dogma fur the practice o f moral lives and good deeds to of fellow men and honesty in bush ness Time Presbyterian Confession of Faith is markedly bundle of these dogmas gotten up by a bod of religious bigots who assn tic to know it all and who said the ghomeanybody that dill not believe al they did- They made proselytes amon the best people of time county and we now have all over Blue grassdom the anomalous specta cle of a most cntclligent set people who most scrupulously ob serve certain religious forms th chief of which is to go to chore every Sunday and listen to some old chop logic about the Dry bones in the valley of Jehosa phat tool yet it is a fact that the six times in my life in a hic I have been swindled and unjustly treated live of them were by rampant Presbyterians and the other one by a Campbellite preach er that I ordained myself In addition to this it is a fact that while my paper and I have always had some devoted personal friends among time Presbyterians they arc as a people those who have most opposed what I was trying to do though everybody ol any sense can sec that I have been trying to boost and boom good morals and love and friend ship and honesty among men There must be something in the Presbyterian way of putting things that is peculiarlyrepulsive to the nonPresbyterian world In all that Col Ingersoll has said against religion he has never made any special application of his antipathy except in the case of John Calvin and Presbyterianism and he hates of them worse thin he does snakes a meeting at Saratoga last of Jefr 134 Presbyterian they wanted the Confession oflaithoverhauea and repaired and remodeled to suit the advanced intelligence of the dyor entirely fired out Talmagc wanted it kicked into dngdom come Sixty three old moss backs said it was good enough for them just as it id and at Detroit they are now met to decide the matter 1llriggBissors under gotten obstropalous and have kicked oil breeching and the double trees and the dash board of the Presbyterian wagon and are now lambing awayat the rest of the running gear and wont be antis lied as long as there ore tiv planks hanging together in the tailgate unless the Brethren mproniise matters Andnow Presbyterianism is Between the devil and the deep blue sea for Bro Briggs and hi bCjsneczcclpecially as some man has lately given his institution 100000 Paul asks Dare any of you having a matter against another logo to law You will find that they will go to law about itjust as soon if not sooner than a lot of Lexington race horse men over same kind of a case Paul is in the consomme The trouble with Bro Briggs is that he has been taking a Ra tional View of things and say that a man must use his brains in reading the bible just as he docs in any other kind of a book Thats a danger m position for the whole preacher trade ofnil the churches As soon as you establish the precedent that the only good is in the Bible is to see what suggests about how we should live and act and talk so as to make each other useful am1u happy then Mr Preacher ivi have to go to work to make his living in some honest way or go into the life insurance or lightning rod business Theres no doubt that Bro Briggs has got the whole Presby terian capoodlu where the wool is short just like Prohibition G W Miller of California had the Peoples party at Cincinnati They have either got to en dorse inn pjr go on record as not doingit and in stiller event there will be lots of fit in the fire More than a quarter ora tcn turyugo I said just what Dr Briggs is now saying I didnt have money and prestige to hack me and they snowed me under s deep that a St Bernard dog couh not smell me But the Sun of righteousness is rising with heal ing in his wings rays and such men as Cave and Quearyand Briggs are going to melt me out and 1 will come out whole as one of these Siberian elephants that they now find in icebergs that have been there ever since the glacial period fourteen hundred thousand million years before Adams elephants were ride Like the elephant I may belittle a dead perhaps pcrsonall considered but theyll see Iv been a hero in the strife The world do move Three cheers anda tiger for Bro Briggs Thinks Cranks ore Dseliil ConVALLis OUEQON Ily 24 91 0 C Moore Esq Publisher Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky- r DEAU StRI enclose 50 cents for which please give me credit and discontinue the paper as I am out of business and unsettled I sealdas your courage 4iug for a grand cause against such hisoda They are cranks like you that the world badly needs trulyy iax OfHe Aiiit Sorry lie Done it 5tItC J Moore Editor 1 de Inclosed find check for 200 for Blade nhof noty you se with No or not but you can give me the proper credit I will say I do not regret the years scription as I have enjoyed rca ing your paper although like self I do not endorse it all It is hard to get at the trunk of the nit tree to girdle it at once but with thousands of keen blades Slaahlll at its grouches the tree I trust will at no distant day die fcr the want of foliage I am obliged for your indulgence but when my year is out you will please stop my paper until further notice R spcetfullyI 1 An Annoancementbylheen tucky State Prohibition Ex ecutive Committee The Prohibition State Execu tive Committee intends to push the fight all along the line They will need the cooperation every interested person to do this successfully All District and County Chairmen are urged to have Legisla tive and Senatorial candidates in their respective districts Agitation and education should be the work of all Speakers who will pledge one or more speeches on Prohibition to be delivered during the cam nign arc earnestly requested to us also the localities and parties who desire the services of these volunteers or professional speakers A full list will soon be pub lished oFourth of July lalliesrind meetings should be held at all places Silvcratulgold medals will le furnished free to all parties form ing Demurest medal contests appointecs as no section will he without the presence of some one to propound our truths and spread the gospel o true politics AVe are right Convince the people of this and out vote need cause the blush to come to no 1cheek All suggestions and any ques tions for information should be addressed to KENTUCKY PROHIHITION EXECUTIVE CuMMITIEK flbl W Jefferson St Louisville Ky IIIIIE GRASS SKKI hitN STRIPPER Sivc your Kentucky Blue Patentt Hand Seed Stripper Warranted to strip 20 Bushels da Order of your dealer or di IlFeet from It C1ulg Carlisle Ky Price 250 tf Z2ARCHS FURNITURE STORE No 24 West Main Scp The cheapest place on earth te buy Kurniriirn Otrpets Slov o and Household Good Baby Carriages atccsfc oTHE BEAUTIFUL P 20 MILES THE SHORTEST d EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNr1e Cent Union Depot for WESTERN CHICAGO Points DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND Points BUFFALO 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to such personB it ia yitregarded as owing for it unless he has received a receipt for it if he continues to take it out of the office The names of the persons to whom the Blade goes are either furnished by some acquaintance of theirs orthe parties are from some circumstance known to the jeditoring to pay for the paper In all cases where friends pay for the Blade when it it sent to others the par ties receiving the paper are notified of only this factIform them of the character of the paper and then either pay for it or notify the editor that they do notwant it or leave it in the office and ask the postmaster toI inform the editor that it is not wanted The regular price of the Blade is2 a year but in instances where persons roBgard themselves as too poor to that it will be sent forSi a year if the person wanting it will notify the editoiithat he desires to take advantage rate for poor people I do not approve of that newspaper law that makes a man liable for tho subscription price of a paper if he takes i t out of the poetoffice when it has been sent to him without his order and I will not take advantage of itIHoping that the i to observe this regulation I amIFraternally Yours C EditorandProprietor Kentucky State Ticket OJ TIlE FltOIIIKITION PtRTY The only Party tot says a Public Officer Must lie a Sober Man Full JOSIAH HARRIS of Puiluculi FOR LIEUT 1OEItNORAII M WINSLOW FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL E J POLK of Louisville FOR AUDITOR W W GODDARD of Mercer TREASURER J M HOLMES of Duvicaa FOR UEOUiTlm OI LAND OFFICEkBRADFORD kG of Kenton dAFOR CLERK of COURT OF APPEALS II S FRIEND of Boyle 150000 ACRES 01- WANTED LAND An Eastern Steamship und Colonization Company have written to the General Passenger und Ticket Agent of the Queent Crescent Route to find a tract of lund in either Kentucky 0oracres The land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make shipping facilities handy Anyone having body of land snitabl or this Ill rpne will pluuio coin 1iuuncategiving price terms location and all particularsD G EDWARDS G P T Cincinnati 0 A UeJattil Excerpt The Times had a pleasant visit on Thursday from Mr C C Moore editor of the Blue Grass Blade In private life he is a mildmannered mutt and roars as gentle as a sucking dove lie is only a terror when he puts on his warpaint and scatters blood and thunder through the columns of bis newspaper t They tike the Blade In the Keystone State FREDRICKSBURO PA May 2791 Jr G C Moore DEAR Duo PROHIBITIONIST bHaving paIhaving given the paper a fair triallbyreading every late issue was sent to me I have come to the conclusion to subscribe for yeari 200 in g treeubnckstamp notifying me as soon as you receive money Yours etc T S GRUMBINE A receipt is sent to everybody receipiftben ot send a stamp to pay returned postage cWhenother the party getting the paper will get a receipt notifying him by whom it is sent Fire out the President of the Lexington Y M C AtLEXINGTON Ky May 2731 Dear Bro Moore It is with regret that we as members of the Young Men Christian Association feel it our duty to ask you to discontinue our donation of the Blade to the Association rooms Our reason for doing so is that some of the bourd of Managers object to the paper and think it not suitable to be read by the roungmen who visit our reading room As to why the boardoh cts to the paper we have so far een unable to learn Vhen we asked you to send the lllade to the rooms gratuitously ve felt then as we do now that its code of morals was far better than the Lexington Louisville or Cincinnati papers to which no ob notwithIp is moral We quote a few of the head line that appear so prominently in their issues Horse racing ase ball games Prize fighting Wholesale and retail Whisky and Beer mlvertisrnents und gambling ll its multitude of forms Possibly had you never hinted Iat the rottenness in soil polit cal and religious life as it exists in Lexington and had you beer twillingcars to the great evils that eon front us on every sido we might not have been torcod to make this request of yon Ve are very very sorry that dtich is the case i Yo rsctrttl1 Mp A GM BROOKS KllANKb The half has not been told BRO MOORE We leave the enclosed commit nication entirely at your disposal Publish the whole or a part of it with such comments or changes as you think best Yours BROOKS MORTON P S The chief objector is Mr Curren President of the also a member of the Hoard of Aldermen of this city B 11 I was not long since the guest of the Y M C A by special vitation and my paper was com tlirnetited and every mark o itidness shown me by iiivliwere there Mr William Curren its Presi ent was not present About three weeks since a good Christian man who hits no conliec tion with the Y M C A paid me that he thought I ought in the Blade to make a comment on the fact that the President of the- Y M C A was not a Prohibitionist I am now in good shape for that comment AS to the propriety of their receiving the Blade that is of course question of conscience or of aste concerning either of which lion est disputandum and under circumstances would it be be coming for me to say But I have this to say While my religious status is such that it would not be right for me to make any suggestion to any Y M O Af regarding its theological tenets I do unhesitatingly say that lithe purpose of the Y M C A is the promotion of moral by the most effective means now known no man who is not a Prcis hihitionist from the crown head to the sole of foot should be made President of it and in the whole United States I do not know any body of men that fur nishes men more inappropriate for Presidents of any mcml asso ciation than the Boardof Aldermen and Common Council of the cityof Lexington As I said I am not in a shape to advise orthodox Christian men lInt if I were a member ofanv Rationalistic or moraluS8ocintioi I would object veryseriously yea I would kick with all the vim celerity ofa mule at thc- propositicj to make any man President of it who would vote to give any man license to sell liquor and especially in a whisky soaked and saloon ridden town like this There arc infidel papers sent me from all over the United States and I dont like any of them very much They propose all sorts of societies and organizations and I elieve that should Bro Currcn aply for membership in one of thcmthey would black ball him because he votes to license loons There are regular ripsnorting infidels in this town who hate that whole council worse than they do snake because they license saloons If you want to advance the Christian religion along the lines of thought that are likely to do the most for it the sooner you fire President Curren higher than a pIgentlemen of the Committee for your expression of kindness for me and my paper and will us- ontinue it And while personally I do not TiddledyWinks a moral institution and do think that the Y M C A is perhaps a ittle too rich for my bloodso I would rather spendmy evenings alhomc if I had one or at some pretty girls home if I had none if I were a young fellow I must say that the Y 11 C A is a big improvement on lounging around a saloon or even a well regulated hotel and I wish you welland will honor a small draft on me for its support any how and a larger one if you will lire Bro Currcn A Minister Unit Likes the Blade and In Going lo try The Rational View JuxcnoN CITY Ky May 28 91 KyKIHaving read it carefully I giouticeble Like the negro boy saidof his knife It cuts a gwine nnda comiu This world needs more of the t uwoedged nCIIII do not believe everything you s id truth but I admire for y houryour convictions Religion and politics need more advocates whoso hack hone is stronger than a sewing thread or a dudes ratan cane I received my first Cijof the Blade last week and lost it out of he buggy before reading while was on my way to my appoint n gIfsonicand becomes a life subscriber Ia will neveKregrct it except that I missed a hearty laugh at some of yEnclosedwhich south the Blade to G C Zachary Comancho Texas until August election and credit me with one copy until that time at J KyI you a club t aheProvided I can shape some tthought worth reading will send you suite items for the Blade I am now holding a meeting at Lebanon Ky Whisky and Catholicism have partially taken the p lacedis right Respectfully yours J W ZACIIAUY President Hurrison sets a bud Example In San Francisco lately Presi dent Harrison addressed a meeting of his College fraternity and at the close of his remarks lifted uIIIallegiance and our love Thats the way a modern President does it The other day at Louisville Dr Kelly the Tennessee Prohi bition champion while speaking held in his hand an old medallion that he had brought from among the effects of Old Hickory at The Hermitage Ho held it up and rend fron One qibnf it follows Being satisfied from observation and experience as well from medical testimony that ardent spirit a drink is not only needless but hurtful and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote tho health the virtue and tho happiness of the community we hereby express our con viction that nhoulil tho citizens of tho United States and especially all tho young men discountenance entirely the use of it they would not only promote their own personal benefit but the good of our country and the world JAMES MADISON ANDREW JACKSON JOHN QUINCY ADAMS October 1834 Thats the way the old Presi dents talked Andrew Jackson was thought to be something of a in his day but there is not nit office in Lexington that he could get to day and if ho should come here mid dare to read that old medallion whcro any Democrat in this town could hear him lie might have James Madison and John Quincy Adams to stump tho town for him and John J Sullivan could beat him for City Marshall without getting out of his saloon and one speech from Col Pres Kimball down in Irishtown would do the whole business I am not or joking There are a thousand men in Lex ington I believe who would tellt you that this is true Can you conceive of Andrew Jackson as a delegate to that Democratic Convention at Louis villc the other day How do you suppose he woud have looked when Quinine Jim called Our Jos resolutions a string of oldb dried apples and Our Jo him that he was too drunk for him to resent the insult Hickorybcingarty of which he was the daddy nd that the very leaders of it were now the fellows who shot at the flag that he fought under at New Orleans against old Packen ham and then packed his hams shippedhimI would hate to be the fellowt that had the job of telling him that that was the gung he he longed to and would be expected to train with Think of Andrew Jackson being on a Committee fn resolutions with Jo Blackburn and trying to lug into one of them what he saidt on that old medallion t ByheBlackburn tell his Indian whisky story and imagine the picnic there would be when Jo proposed to lend him out by the car It likcter killed me when I read about Jim calling Jos resolutions appleshose Jo had bowed the massive dome of his thought through the silent midnight hour to get up something that would eternally squelch old Grover because Grovcr didnt aivehe heard how Jos brother had proposed to ride horseback all the way from lure to Vasliinttotir in bloodof i to hij bridle bit And it was ot a very goiid day fur blood either Of all the outrages upon the timnati palate that the devil ever perpcrtruted think dried apples tuko the etkedThere have been tim s in the life of my lear wifo und children and myself when we didnt have- sa much to eat as Jay Astorbilt and those fellows I have parched meal by the peek anti eaten it with salt or sugar and been happy and ive me aICol Sellers turnip nd salt and some nice water with fresh bead on it und I am not miserable by a jug full But I drav the line at dried ap csnntfItntV tottlniyV1fc that we got do vn to them we would throw up the sponge and go under time daisies I started out to write a roal moral diatribe on Brer Harrisons wine bibbling but I got so far off the track that I will have to take pull at it sometime The Kentucky Leader on tin Election Frauds in Lexington Last AugUMl III this issue of the Blade un er the head A Blooming Farce reproduce the account of The Kentucky Lender Repub lican published at Lexington I tiope the good citizens of this country without any regard to political affiliation will read that piece carefully and then read it again very slowly and recollect all the names and that they will recollect that Sullivan and Welch and McNamura are all saloon pro prietors Then I hope these good people will get u chair and get in a good quiet place out in the shade and read it again and then I hope they will call out their wives anti their sisters fuEl their cousins and their aunts and road it again and then walkover to the neighbors and take the paper along and read it and let the children memorize it antI say it at Sunday School prettyIorallybutwith any trimmings and cmbel lislimeuts that may have since oc cUlled to it if it will only talk out like this about the corruptions in this city hopitand 1 hope that Prohibitionists will encourage it morally and fi I write this knowing nothing about the court proceedings in the case further tItan they are given in the report alluded to I singlejurymanall of the best In any event I shall bow sub missively to their dccission I say now as I did in the case of the acquittal of tho Mafia at New Orleans that as good citizens wo must cheerfully abide time do cisions of the courts and to any verdict that they may render I will say Amen but if these much are guilty I do sincerely hope that they will he punished for the crime of which they are charged 1strikesour civil institution Likes It Next to a Toddy CARROL KY May 28 1891 C C Moore Esq Lexington Ky DEAK SIREnclosed find DOSP al note for 200 in payment he subscription of Dr Meadc of this place His name was sent to you for a sample copy on January 1st last I told him I hind or dered all of the TIcext to a good told y tluitj the est thing I know ol Yours trulyG In format ion Wan toil of the Seltuelmi frrrl iihums There are in Lexington and Fayette County people of high social standing who worship a Dutch god named Schwcinfurth who runs his heaven out in llli ioistpersons lately lost a near friend of the same faith and order Now I dont want to make fun t tonew religion go to Illinois when die or do they go up where Elijah und all those old fellows wen because one of them owed gotothought I would send the billout to Schwcinfurth and allow him u commission to collect it Internal Revenue ReciptcTho collections of revenueIduring the first ten months of cal year ending June 30 were f119936221 an increase of 5399483 as compared with tho collections dur- Ing the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year The collections as follows On spirits 68370013 n increase of 2448358 on tobacco 27800830 an Increase of 434953 on fermented liquors 22590810 an oleomargarlneon miscellaneous 233709 an increase receiptstorthan for April Speaking on this subject Mr Ma son Commissioner of Internal Revenue said There is a decrease insthe receipts from special taxes on rec liquordealers brewers and eaers in malt liquors and dealers in oleomargarine ot 1381691 This is due to tho fact that the last Congress the tax so as to reginlectors therefore on May collected only two months taxes instead of twelve months taxes Ten Conllnandment The temperance society of Odessa Russia has published in its Listok the following Ten Commandments Thou shalt try to lead a soberlife 2 Thou shalt not treat thj fellows 3Ihou shalt not rent s n yl of thy mouse thy store or thy shop as a place for tho salo of spirituousTdrinks spirituousdrinksGlThou shalt not engage in the manufacture of intoxicating liquors and wines of any kind 6 Thou shalt preach against drunk enness 7 Thou shalt persuade all thy friends and acquaintances to join tho temperance society Thou shalt never repeat nor sir culato an opinion In favor of tho drinking of intoxicating beverages 9 Thou shalt do all that Is in thy power to prevent others drinking toxicating beverages Thou shalt watch tho doings of those who trade in spirituous drinks and promptly report to tho authorities any of their actions by which they criminate themselves before the law Union Signal Chairman Dickie Honored An exceedingly gratifying tribute has boon paid to Dickie chair man of tho National Prohibition Com mlttce by one of tho representative colleges of this land At the last meet- Ing of tho state conference of Prohi bltionists of Connecticut In Now Haven a procession of Divinity students trornale Seminary tiled up the center aisle two abreast and presented to Mr Dlcklo the ensign of Yale a blue jack with the words Yalo across in white and the following memorial To tho lIon Samue Dioklo compliments of tho members of tho Yale Divinity School who stand with you In the cause of Prohibition It waS signed by fiftysix students In response Mr Dickie said ho did not recall an event in tho last four years sinco ho drew the curtain across his proressloilalup wor partat had been such a pleasing BUlpt tohlmr Vynntng Organizing They havo been organizing Prohibi tion alliances In Wyoming and havo now worked the matter up to a State organIzedTho object of the Alliance is clared to be tho agitation of tho tem perance question tho abolition of drinking customs anti the prohibition of the saloon Tlioorgnnizatlon is a strong one and Is by men who for some time have been in correspondence with tho National Prohibition Committee On tho evening of tho State organ Coldeliveredho did not fail to point out tho impos goothroughwas well received No Delay Allowed Tho courts havo decided that tho constitutionality of Prohibition is so fully settled that further ruling is un necessary Tim Prohibitionists of Iowa are greatly elated by an import ant decision rendered by Judgo Shims in tho Federal Court An attempt has been made to block proceedings under the late prohibitory law by having the seine transferred to tho Federal Courts Judge Slums in n case from qllcstlonscourts would not Interfere with state laws Tor which tho state courts were ample It Is considered an important prohibitory victory Short Item Showing Ifow the Onwnri Tho successor of Dr Howard Crosby president of the Society for the of Vice is Dr C II Park hurst a prominent Now York minis terDeputy Surveyor Gaskcll of San Francisco seized recently 1200 pounds of smuggled opium valued at 25000 The Las Vegas Now Mexico W 0dU had the honor of laying tho cor or stone of tho first public schoolhouse in that territory rnationalnow in Iowa and has already pointments in twelve different citieso Martin II Kays of Scranton Pa n prominent Prohibitionist and Trees urer of the People Co died suddenly a few days agoIIndiana has a fund month pledged and in addition over free speeches volunteered Frank D Shorn is and speaking In Among OhioIpossible gubernatorial candidates InI are W H Likins President of he Ohio Farmers Alliance who ran ilustthe Canton Loader E Jay Penny and- Re C L WorksThe New Em sets a good example o other state perparIingvention Rhode Island Prohibitionists held n banquet recently in Providence Tho Juniors were active in making it a success About a year ago tho Milwaukee Y M 0 A refused to let tho W C T U longer occupy rooms in their build- Ings Last month tho Brewers Association donated to the Y M C A aThesend n fraternal delegate to tho JinThe official count of Michigan give tho AtIIkinson Halifax N S is President ofI Thirty states have now W C T U papers which givo monthly or news of tho work which is by tho local unions weeklyI The nonpartisan W of Cleveland 0 refuses to place on file in their reading room Tho Voice New Era and other Prohibition pa oven when offered free At the ame time republican and democratic papers are always kept on lined Iowa will have two speakers at tho tSaratogaMrs Foster Both of them arc strong republicans antI spellbinders Mrs Clara Hoffman and Maj Goo bytheirslope PERILSa Ono Rcjitoitilblo for tho Denim ot n Cutonertthe above nnth i h tfannhtiruIcTfriiirTfess publishes the following dispatch from Pittsburgh The jury in tho case of Mrs Cathar lee Davies against Alexander Mc Knight licensed saloonkeeper and James Quinn his barkeeper rendered a verdict in favor of tho plaintiff for Mrs Davies alleged that her hus hand had been sold liquor by tho do fendant after being requested by her to desist One night while intoxi cated her husband on his way from McKnights place toll into n creek andcontracted a cold from which ho diedJudge Ewing in his charge im pressed upon tho Jury very emphatically that when a saloonkeeper sells to a man who is visibly intoxicated at tho time or to a man who whether visibly intoxicated at the timo or so intcmperatolabits ing is liable for whatever consequence may ensue McKnights attorneys will probably carry tho case to tho Supreme Court Miiitcipii Droll Springfield Ill suffered with a mu nicipal drought last Sunday Tho new mayor of the city determined that thu laws for tho Sunday closing of tho sa loons should bo stricUy enforced without fear or favor and issued his orders to thateffect Great was tho surprise and indignation of tho habitues to Hud that the order meant business and that when Sunday morning cans 0 there was not so much us n back door to be found open Tho reputable ple of the city aro delighted with the ow order of things und congratulate the Mayor on his firmness and the saloon mon profess to bo moro than satisfied anti say that they only ask that there shall be no discrimination Now Orlcans v rtepubllcrtu Ilorerngc The scones about the hotels and 10 duringthopublican clubs wero not calculated to inspire any hope in the bosom of toni porance Republicans The local League got up a souvenir of the convention which is adorned by just eleven brewery advertisements Sand ofBlainerepublicanf backers This Is the way it runs orbeerspalatable beer on earth Endorse b standingGreatdial sympathy llullot Hiform In Ohio The now ballot law passed by tho Ohio Legislature will help tho IVohi bition party It provides that tho names of all candidates nominated by convention caucus meeting or pri mary election of electors or by tho Central or Executive Committee of any regularly organized political party must bo printed on tho oflicial ballots Nominations not mantle by n regular party organization may bo made by nomination papers signed by 500 electors for Statto officers for county officers and fifty for municipal officers Tho State pays all the clot tion expenses tho printing and distribution of tho ballots No particular pet cent of tho voters is ro ytinder ANTINUISANCE WORK TEST THE Cnso Ioiiillii Iteforo the Supreme Court of Indiana E F Elite Moving for n Decision Tho Xntional AntlVuinnnco Tcagiio nt Work Cot E F Hitter of Indianapolis n prominent lawyer and well known pentLeagueTho pres eat status of an important ease now pending in tho Supreme Court of In cflitterf September term and no matter what tIm result may bo the League will continue to urgo judicial inquiry poisonsIsanctioningIgart and Sarah C Rathwell allege they have owned real estate with a occupiedtheCollege avenue in tho second ward localityiseople distinguished for morality publicIestablishments nor business houses except a few small groceries and drugstores in tho immediate locality Never has been n saloon in the neigh andIwith the sentiments of tho neighbor hood Residence property on ao count of said conditions had prior to acts complained of an enhanced value intrinsically and for rental purposes George Heidt owns real estate with building thereon adjoining tho plain sameIconsent o defendant Heidt from whom he had specillcIBeer Hall antI Saloon and on the side tho word Saloon invited per drinkIseen by tho public going in and out s iiqdayuor acts and things done aid observed arc very offensive to people living In tho neighborhood arid to persons who seek to purchase or rent real estate in hat locality On account thereof the eal estato of plaintiffs has been so injuriously affected that though it would have readily sold prior to the acts complained of for 5500 it would now not sell for more than 3000 and would hare rented for35 but now not more than per month These defendants assert that they thingsheroinsomo license or legal authority but he plaintiffs allerfutho fact to be that flnhtnt ilINonttt iiavo any licensefcor authority free any source authorizing or protectin them in said net but that said act and things herein complained of art plalntitTshavo been damaged in the sum of two thousand dollars t2OOm eel r iu3i irreparableno adequate remedy at law unless said defendants be enjoined from thc mnintninnncc and continuance of each and all of tho acts and things herein plaintiffsfendants for 2000 and that they be enjoined from the maintenance and continuance of each and all of the acts and things herein set out To this complaint the defendants separately answered setting up cense issued to the defendant Stehlin by tho board of commissioners of spirituousless quantities than a quart at a time with the privilege of allowing tho premiseswhcro plaintiffst such license is no defense because tho law pretending to authorize the same is unconstitutional and void The court overruled tho demur and tho plaintiffs have appealed the case to the Supremo Court of Indiana whore it is now pending Tho case went through tho lower court without argument or particular contest and It was understood by both sides that SupremoCourtanti by briefs in tho Supreme Court pIl1intilTstorIf the decision is against the saloon as a common nuisance this will b one of thin most important cases In the record of tho jurisprudence of the world and will mark an epoch in tho war of thin commonwealth against the hlauertr205 Chicago It4J fyor- Mr Horapstod Wnsliburn the Mayor of Chicago gives us to under stand in tho start that ho will not worry tho saloons very much In answer to a committee of clergymen who went to thank him for his position on gambling ho said u It is hardly necessary to formally thank mo for doing my duty It shall certainly bo my purpose to maintain maybethings that you would like to have mo do For instance iu rogard to the liquor question I probably hold much more liberal views than you do I am thoroughly German on that issue gJournalMayors position As long as I am Mayor of Chicago tho saloons of the city will bo open on Sundays By that emphatic dec laration of his position Mayor Wash tyideaupon to enforce the statute long obso leto in Chicago requiring saloons to bo closed on Sunday and enforcing penalties for nonobsorvanco of its provisions I shall make no attempt contin ucd tho Mayor to put doadIottor LIne laws in force The ordinances requiring front doors to bo closed and blinds drawn on Sunday thus sects r ingnn orderly observance of the day will bo enforced but that is nil A BualncM Proof of the Benefits of Pro hibition A real estate prospectus and wIrer ising pamphlet Is not likely to bo fanatically instigated and cannot be expected to indulge in sentimental moralizing The following extract is from a pamphlet entitled Topeka and its advantages and intended to bring that city to the favorable notice of capitalists Topoka has not a saloon or drink lace and probably this cannot be aid of another city in the Union having as large population Four years citydoingclaimed that it would be impossible to lean them out entirely but againstthem everyrinkingbeen a very noticeable decrease in tho amount of crime since the law went into effect Though the city has doubled In population the number of arrests by the police is not as great as PersonsIprohibitory law now admit that it has SpeakingCounty Attorney Curtis said recently saloonsTaverage per day were not less than 30 each dallyforfrom tho working people today there spenttorgoes for food and clothing for children and wire I know of scores of nstnnces where families were suiTor ng for food becauso the father gave his wages to tho saloonkeeper Now they are living in a cosy homo of their own thoy hmo all tho necessities of life and indeed a few of tho luxuries t spovertytrickenattending the public schools and tho ather will tell you that ho is tho hap prohibitionHon S B Bradford Attorney Gen oral of this State in a recent address on Prohibition saidIIIn Oregon dur- Ing their recent contest there on tho subject of Prohibition it was stated by those who wero opposed to tho amendment in that State that Kansas was being depopulated that crime and pauperism wore on tho Increase when tho truth Is that Kansas was never as prosperous since it was made a State that there was never as littlo populationIsm has materially decreased Tho growth of Kansas Is phenomenal and not only tho growth of Kansas In point of numbers but in wealth in in pooJthoStaterange of observation ho can find men by tho score who can say today truthfully that thoy have not touched- a dram of liquor for two throo and four years who before Prohibition took effect worn constant socalled moderate drinkers Public men who are the worse for drinking Intoxicat ing liquors are practically unknown In Kansas It is true occasionally there is a man who has forgroitcn him self with whom the use of intoxicat- Ing liquors is a disease but they are pflr mulm lf tue n fchnn W comes known to the public that they are inthat condition receive no par Iielcetorstigation that tho enforcement tho law has had a very beneficial effect saythatthe largo towns in Kansas havo in creased in population very rapidly and thus increased the percentage of pauperismbecause in all densely populated communities there Is n greater percentage of pauperism than in the rural districtsthat notwith standing these facts there is a de crease of pauperism in Kansas of al most fifty per cent United Workmen Protest The Grand Lodgo of the Anclont Order of United Workmen In Wiscon liquordealors DnvopportIowathe adoption of tho following resolu tions May 8 Evening Star Lodge No A O UW thislotlgo OrderBelioYingprinciplestheliquorstroy therefore bo it Resolved That we as a part of tho order of the A O U W most sol orthosoness it is to degrade humanity Orgaiiiztn Acthlty Tho county conferences in Nebraska are expected to be vory vigorous meet ings Loin J Smith of Illinois has been engaged for seven weeks work from May From there ho will go to Colorado for three months as state organizer the national committee guaranteed tho state commit too 50 per month toward putting a man iu the field Mr Smith has bonn at work in Kansas Xie3lieu Mailo for Vote If Republican pledges arc not to be kept why are thoy mndeII You can fool somo of the people all tho time anti nil pf tho pcoplo sonic of tho time but you cant fool nil of tho people all of the timo said Abraham Lincoln anti each Republican moiii her or tho Legislature should paste liatPhiiadelphiiaPress Prencher Comlltlale Ohio Prohibitionists are engaged In a somewhat warm discussion as to the advisability of nominating ministers Perhaps the following is tho correct view of the case A preacher has just as much right to be nominated for office as any other Prohibitionist 2 Any other Prohibitionist has just as much right to bo nominated for office as a preacher Ienimneiit Prohibition Tho Secretary of War has decided in answer to tho question of tho Com mandant of Fort Leavonworth Kan that tho law prohibiting the salo of toxicating liquors In army canteens situated in Prohibition States is a per manent ono Tho law was passed as an amendment to the Army Appro lapsothroughpass any appropriations 1 u IIf A From1TIe deassdried apple resolutions he wanted unlimited coinage of silver ac cording to the Bible He said Grover was a little oUon silver but in the political pool box he was a all hell could not beat Blackburn retorted that McKenzie had failed to tak the advice of the Blue Gras- Blade tlJimbubt his language was from Chicago The farmers and the ConCon were outen it They were not into it They were extraneous There are no flies on the devil and when he lobbied Deity into the new Constitution Preamble h got there with both hoofs trail is over the rest of the seven months monster When the devil wants to put up a vicious job on the people he always encourages pious talk and opens with unction- prayer The Devil it always Moderator suhIjoined High1ariirscorch witha Michiaovellian gEldthe Christian church Paris and ministerview Fleming county Tuesday at 1 oclock Elder Sweeney has chosen Eld J S Kendrick of Winchester as moderator and Rev Mr Moodwill be represented by a Southern Kentucky minister The following subjects will be discussed Remission of Sins with like blessings of Salvation is Received MoodyaftirmsBatism For in order to the Pardon of Past Sins Sweeney affirm The Scriptures teach that Man is so Depraved that he is Unable Without a Direct Enabling Power the Holy Spirit to Obey tho Gospel of the Son of God Mooody affirms Two days tvi be given to each of the above subjects and the communion question will be discussed also provided the gentlemen can agree eigldaysserved from baskets brought in countrylbrPisgah Churchnear aiur iuw about five miles beyond the Blue I SgringsA thing in our ciety is that there are people who will eit on a hard bench and listen to this mental delinquent that will leave their narrow ga ued minds with all their prej udice hatred and bad temper up permost and come away with their last state worse an the first A debate is the last resort offailure to gain hearers When a preacher must debate or lecture on Ingersoll quasidebate with Ingersoll not present or edit a religious news paper he gives up stumpThe Advocate says The preachers seen to be resting a little in their welfare on the devil and in the interim have con eluded to measure swords wit eachother Brethren Sweeney an Moody are booked for debate so are Brethren Fitch and Kendric- and now comes the news th Brethren J W McGarvey an Joseph Young will lock horns in the near future Stick to your pulpits brethren and hunt for the points upon which you agree rather than point out how wide are your differences I noticed this debate sometime ago and felt like commenting on it sonic but I hated to keep stirring re myligtonI reckon my religionconsidering the amount of it that I have hand has given other people our trouble than that of any man in the United States But I must endorse what the Journalsays about debates of that kind Alexander Camphclland Nathan L Rice had a debate here nearly fifty years ago about how much water it took to baptize a manThere are little narrowminded sectarian partisan jealousies tin exist here to this day about t and I do not suppose that in the state of there is any responsible intelligent and god man who says that he ever knc any man or woman that was made any purer or better by it Nobodyseriously caret which way you decide your questions even if you decide them and the chances are forty to one that not a single man will change his opinion and the women will be sure not to do it Why dont you tackle something bigger Infidels laugh at you gentlemen for stop pingto fight each other while they are solid Muldoons Ill tell you what lets do if want to see some fun lets Mg Garvey to lock horns out in the abernaclc at Woodland park this SummerBro McGarvey knows more theology than all the rest of that He eristheological books is a Professor- of theology in Kentucky Univer and has had experience in Palestine The Arena has recognized his scholarship and he is a man that old Col Bob would have to rec steelswillagrec t debate with him I believe the hca will get their old war bars herecaa regular eye MlionWhen the old Colonel would let himself out on the subject o women there would not be a woman in town that would not be dead gone on him and they would say he was the sweetest old man they ever saw thscan dont see wh13ro McGarvey ybodyafirese to listen to the racket The people would enjoy tha a somethingThc country do not care to hear such questions discussed as those gentlemen propose They want to know about big things in theology than that Bro Cave of the Christian church has kicked clear out of the harness Bro McQuary of the Episcopal church says that Jonah a the whale are too hard for him and last week all the big guns among the Presbyterians were to meet at Detroit and see what they could do with Bro Briggs Professor of Bibical The TheologicalScminnry Lots of people are begining to sec that bulldozing and browbeat ing are not arguments and they want to know the reason for the faith that is in you The Prohibition move is only one feature in a great revolution that is brewing and the indisposition to sympathize with tht spirit of reform in public morals fireIlat vincing thinking men that much of this is sham and hypocrisy and men of capacity are beginiug t measure their fellow men by w1 theybelicveThe people want to know if the fundamental claims ot jrfo true aid ottlyftsliallowywitj Waut r6 tciu v uuiti bas o gentlemen are gain to debate KENTUCKY Democrats Drunken Scenes at the State Convention Cleveland Endorsed LOUISVILLE Ky May 18th Special Correspondence Times evening issue of the CourierJournal saidl week ago Time probabilities are that the cold water fellows will fiuda dyingDemocratic prophecy has been confirmed Saloonists say they never dida better business Wednesday night Hon A McKinzie Vice Cllairirl Worlds Fair Commissioners was nomddate for Governor Tin Conven plankhurda speech against the driedapple resolution and attacked Senator Joe Blackburn Blackburn re fused to reply saying his reds was painfully apparent to the Convention referring to McKcn zies condition Mmv YORK VOICK This is a sample of the way the rest of the world is viewing Ken tuck Isnt the Quinine James a sweet sceut Gcrancum to represent unat the Worlds Fair nut thisdoubt about him befog truly representative man No man c be regarded as a Kentucky patri who docs not encourage Ken tuckys great staple and that whisky When the Kentucky Alliuu people were here in mass Convention sonic of them said to me that twothirds of them we ProhihitionistsI thatiof men whose noses dill them such injustice theivrc was any syIII peclltiarilyinapposite IasIts a strange kind of a party whose candidates are nominated by the members of another party tutu if they have sober men singnlartorDemocrats or Democrats to be nominating Prohibitionists 1 dont believe the Alliance people know what theyare trying to do any how J r mu A Sample of Kentucky Demo cratic Leaders Opinion of Each Other The following from the South latelltnucrltic prominentDemocrats each other MCKENZIE HLACKBUK- Chairman and gentleman of the convention I have listened resoleo I Evcryboltme purple The cheering con tinned for several minutes and cKenzie went on There is absolutely nothing in tht0 nothinginCleveland Loud cheering Gentlemen Grover Cleveland has got more sense than all the wereImittees in Kentucky Cheers A number of delegates insisted that McKenzie take the stage bu he replied All hell cant make 0me do it cvitrGroverllcufcnmg applause Blackburns face wore an ominous scowl and it was cvi dent that he was boiling with ragafBLACKBURN MCKENZIE greatthatBlackburn rose to reply and every ear was strained to hoar him He protested fir himself and th Committee that an injustice hall been done covertly and by insinuation lIe concluded Iwitnot reply to the illconceived nt terance of the gentleman from Christian because cannot find anything in his utterances bi g enough to reply to andanother reason which I will not give here because it is already painfully ap parant to this audience MCKENZIE BLACKBURN hlr Chairman you have per a personal attack to b des on me and I have a right to be heard on a question of personal privilege No man on Gods green earth cue deliberately insult me without an apology I have otBlackburn He is a member the greatest deliberative body on the globe and when he goes out of his way to insult me as he has done tonight his conduct is un i Iti it bn holl Wc all sta ul here equals amid I demand a deligato from the hum hie county ot Christian to be treatedwith decency eta respect even by a United States Senator The Other Fellows are Getting After Bro Lloyd 1eC C Moore of the Blue Gu Blade was present and by hi candid expressions inspired all present with the belief that he is candid earnest and is in this movement for right and justice lie spoke most pleasantly to El der Lloyd of Georgetown hut Brother Lloyd is not heartily in reciprocitythatan is wrongS UTIIEIIN JOURNAL iIt seems to me that if I had had atlccome up me and propose to shake Ilan shakeeLloyds only objection to me is that I dont believe every Btoit way doing is an awful commentary his faith in that seventytimesscripture that knocks them Its mighty easy to believe in the garden of Eden and Sams and Balaams Jackass and soak lIcbreew gram mar when I cant speak it as lit Tsfiiduabeliesaofring circus und livitison s alcco omy but when it comes to forgiv evcmrcd whenifhingitv glingpoorIYheathen once of the kind that Bro Lloyd says needs dm Physician walking around with a great big olivo branch over my shoulder maul wanting to he at peace with tho shale world and yet a h Bro Lloyd started this rack his own self right in the mild of a Prohibition convention ho does what his Christian broth and a Prohibition paper says wrong Awful commentary on his fai in the Christian religion lfr = Ir Short and Sweet SterlingKying but the following verse i manuscriptI tell whether the writing is that of a matt or woman but its got sap in itMBetter be mum And always dumb than pray withsome Thy Kingdom come Theo vote for rum I wish Bro Curran of the Y yAI C1would memorize that postcrlptoEDITOR MURDEReTolitot Give the Effect of Drink la Deadening the human Conscience A sobor man scruples to do that which a drunken man will execute1 without hesitation Theso words embody tho essential motives that in recoursee to employ them either for the purpose of performed lnducte e contraryjitoto which the animal nature of man is impelling him A sober man has conscientious scruples to visit lewd women to steal to commit murder A drunken man onthe contrary Is troubled with such scruples Hence It Is that if person wishes to do something which conscience forbids him to do stupifies his faculties I recollect being struck by tho state mart made by a man cook on his trial for tho murder of an old ladya ref a tivo of mine in whoso service ho had been living From the account ho gave of tho crime and tho manner in appeuersI tho maid servant out of tho house and the time had come for him to do the deed ho seized a knits and re paired to the bedroom whore his tended victim was but as ho drew near he felt that in his sober senses he could not possibly perpetrate such a crime A sober man has conscientious scruples Ho turned back brandythatho was ready to do tho deed and did it Ninotenths of tho total number of crime that stain humanity are committed in tho same way First take couragoNot their own faculties in order to stifle tho voice of conscience but knowing what the effect of alcohol is whenever they wish to make other people perform an act that is contrary to the dictates of their conscience they purposely stu them in order to render them temporarily deaf to its remonstrances ofIn war soldiers are always made when they are about to be sent into close handtohand combat Dur Sebastopolthe all iv intoxicated After the storming cf a fortress in tlio Central Asian war when UpItiiasiart soldiers fihnwod noJ H f iHutt to plunder nntfTUU tlio flSTWfl loss old mo nnd children of the defypliedaccomplltlhthetomporary Review Tho tvammt lIelp Chairman King of Missouri wrlt the following totter to express YAqg tosgiven valuable assistance in gutheri yinSpeikersas the following specimen totter show haVfrgreatone 100 per month at present And this hetpingin tho groat Prohibition conflict Our membership being small twolvofin number woe feel as if wo could do llttlebut give our mite prayerful dollarsA mite of this sizo from etch Prohibition voter in Missouri would make us a mighty power If wo iad enough povertystricken Unions ike those wo would need tho men oiilvat thereJifters to the women The Nations Ruin Hole Commissioner Douglas of the Dis trict of Columbia has prepared a statement of the liquor licenses ap froesm were granted 403 wholesale HquJHl censes and retail liquor liio na mukiiigji total In tho national ittiil ffirlit for n toxicating liquors wore a direct re sponsibility of tho national govern mont These licenses are authorized by congress tho congress which represents tho nation at largo incluflthg tho prohibitory as well as license states and localities in different por tions of tho anion- Protecting Industry Tho Now York Press Is running a so lies ottarilP pictures to w how homo industries have boon do vclopod under tho republican party 3 the1SIn Isle we imported 1748302 gallons proouetinIn wo imported only 5000873 gallons of foreign winos whereas our own product in gallons was over 30000000 countryhavefullVoice Aiiulhrr Showing pubietllslmos the following striking figures records of the police depart Itintuit and tho city relief dopartinont for the year just ended April 30 vithLS1200 High License ISOOOIItollol orders drawn ttSTasi tlauo84 Arrests for drunkenueea term UM Total arrests 3ma a hyry Senator and Ralph neaumant to the People or America Thenrecently traveling in company with Senator PotTer of Kansas and another gentleman prominent in financial re work During tho conversation r Wheeler remarked to tho last named Tho Voice rocentlyasked one of the gentlemen who was elected to Congress by the reformers of Kansas the following question What chanco would there have been of electing five majoritycontained 5000 legalized saloons being just such political club housesI as tho saloons are in other states Tho answer received was Not a ghost of a chance Do you endorse that The gentleman assented from tho state ment Mr Wheeler then turned to Senator Peffer and asked Do you endorse that and tho Senator Immediately replied I was tho man that made tho statement t4hchyouquotedandIunhesGttluglyeiterate havo had a ghost of a show ifI Kansas had contained 5000 saloons to debauch tho public mind and hamper tho efforts of reformers 3Soon afterwards Messrs Wheeler and Thomas wero in tho company of Mr Ralph Beaumont perhaps the ablest of the reform leaders of Amer ica During a lengthy and interest ing conversation Mr Beaumont made DnrlngthRjIspent about six weeks in the State traveling hundreds of miles and ofImost intelligent and receptive I11tho had Tho man who tells me Pro is not a success finds me an unbeliever I went from Kansas to Wisconsin to speak at a picnic Be fore I had spoken ten minutes thorn wore seventeen drunken men all about me and not only were they unable t understand me but the attention o hundreds otothcrstvasdistrnctedandh felt In Nebraska I spoke one day to about 10000 people out In the free country and the next night in whisky cursed peopleThoquoted to Mr Beaumont and ho wa asked as to his views Said he Iendorse the statement unhesitatingly the man who would deny it is incapa SenaoBeaumont urn leaders in tho Reform work They will not bo accused of Prohibition fanaticism Does not their testimony emphasize tho platform of Prohibi tionlsts Prohibition first not as curaall but as a proessential to fur thor reform THE TRIP Bartender Striving fora European Trip at the Peoples Espe There is a grim horror about the St Louis bartender contest now going on for the prize of an European tour which the Liquor Dealers Association popularbartender tormined by the greatest number of giventimeHow those bartenders will work for custom How they will suttee into the cursed saloons tlo boys on the Btrgg37e cztggmrt 9thm1Qckote wthYo o up grows moro and more bare of the com forts of life How the hearts of St Louis women in the elegant homes as well as in the humblo ones will ache esHow the tears of wives and mothers ismulti flyers of beer and rivers of tears will deluge St Louis while the contest goes on Generou nrownn KansasagJames G Blaine for preparing a pamphlet on tho malt and boor trade with the Spanish American States Well what of it Who contributes roanaOuzettoro They not only tribute millions of dollars but when a short time ago it was proposed to take off tho internal revenue tax on whisky beer and tobacco tho uueol fish patriots engaged in the manu facturo of those articles sent lobbies ThoAy e pay enor mOllS sums Into tho Treasury And liberalitytheyVoice Anarchy IlothviU Topeka Kan has twelve orient so cialists all told and this number is not likely to bo increased unless the facilities for the importation of beer are greatly enlarged Chicago Tribune Tho Tribune has stumbled upon an important trtith namely that the loons are hotbeds of anarchy whilo their absence conduces to thoughtful action on social questions Gulling Gum Ballots with Prohibition enforced Arethomottom aipUaiures tho nlpttt nUll effective Gitlingguns which will settle this whole question of the liquor traffic Our determined nod strong Convictions outs focusscd in our votes and tho work is done High IIcunc Beatrice lute the largest saloon li dense in State of Nebraska At a recent meeting of tho city council the license was increased from to 1000 and tho occupation tax reduce from to making a total cense of 1200 j Iq I ii Millis Gune Iry Liquor is shut out of Lewiston un der the new Maine prohibitory law The term of tho city liquor agent ex pares in a few days nod a special meeting of the Board of Aldornmn called to elect a successor resulted a tie vote The probability is that there will be no agent elected and ua a am e td this Summer An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Korah Moire CHINN ROSS TODD An Englf h Duke arnj Agalntt mllr- Irau Ilroivery Scheme writingtovestments in American enterprises strongly advises against sotluctivo brewery schemes Ho says Breweries and stock yards sad elevators are very fine things so long as you can got them managed by local American boards who havo a strong sharo interest in them but do not lot us blind ourselves to the fact that you are really only buying good will a fourwalled factory and a lot of Leer barrels The real value of America is in real estate onlyIincrement of value lies Breweries will vanish but coal regions and rail ways will remain This is sim ply a common souse view of investment generally and it seems publiedoderived from joint enterprise with American companies managed and directed in New York nither than in schemes that are run from ion and whore tho water that gets into tho concern boforo it over belongs to the English public is quite colossal fTelco tho capitalization of these and other suhnnm that alve been brought out in London It is notorious in Amarica that the Eng lish investor lint not at out side seventy per conk for tho cIOJ ho paid for his shares Tao promoters on both sides tho lawyers tho trust com sharesser no one Englandfrom thirty to thirtylivo per cent for expenses connect od with the bringing out of a compauya thisaurk Thy Are 01IJason Brown tlio son tho old Abolition reformer is Bev J II Hector on nccomI hlbition lecture tour They spent several weeks in tho eastern states and have addressed large audi ences At several places there hue o been banquets and receptions in honor of Mr Brown who declares that old feeling of the past is buried anti he joins hand and heart with southern as well as notliorn men who oppose the slavery of drink traffic At a recent lecture In Hartford Conn Mr Seine scion fists tell us that the system demands whisky at times Even reputable newspapers print advertisements whiskyrmo a reputable doctor who will assert that this is so and I will show you a doctor who doesnt know enough to cure a ham- Instantly a man in the back of tho church got up and said I know ul man who took a prom of whisky every three hours for six r a bad caso of lung trouble rout it cured him Whisky is a good tliln and should always be kept on hand leasatTho minister replied My friend says he is a temperance man at inter vals This seems to be one of his intervals This episode caused a sensation and some confusion among tim audience leer Itt nallCe poheadnow risen to twentyone liters fourteen quarts which on tho top of lighttwentyis a respectable allowance enough For Germany the figures aro said to be ninetythree liters of beer six of wino ten of spirits and such spirits trance brows every year more than 8000000 hectoliters of beer and consumes considerably more To do this of course it must import from abroad And very rightly too I bocrIgiven of it by Emperor Julian wit ofIthat titers is n dolgo in this Tho bodes have grown smaller smaller till iu sonic places tlioy aro mute teacups But then out come restaurateurs with their old disuse- hocks now recliristened bocks sorioux and chars double prier That promises to make Franco a real brewers paradise Gentlemans Mag nviiiio The Vliio of llrrmrii It sounds like the most monstrous exaggeration to say that a wine exists which n single glnssis worth rtII yet that is tho fabulous value at which tho aneiont lludoshoimer of Bremen is appraised Only ono largo cask of this precious beverage which dates from remains It is never sold but on presontation ot a iloetors certificate the sick of Bremen are al perthovomgeEmperor and Prjneo Bismarck limo wine ro sombles dark beer in color while taste is hard and the aroma peculiar Alruhul Should lie lilullSince the investigation hfcly inado in regard to tho of ttlier as a drink by the people of Irelaud Ether has ttcen scheduled as a poison in Ire land mill tho Committee of tho British iuvcstigatIdone tho solo in frocers shops has practically ceased avid tint of druggists is largely curtailed Tho Only Method The people aro being aroused to tho liquorIpoliticalithe legal sanction slut support which this tranie has received ynl mak VICTOR BOGAERTIIRES IF J AXI Manufacturer of Jewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY ES1ftRIISIIEI1S3 aIR M SHAWW IlOllfal mill Retail Dealer in Bats Gaps FaneyFurs GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS rl11111c uIi1Cs UIhrcIla e UYIHThe S J GFtC SS Artificial Stone and Paving Company Oilicc mid YTarernoins Xos131 138 135 E Sixth St LEXINGTON KY Walkllain111Ijilllieg laid1tst s rlillJilt Carriage Slejis and Cistern Tops Lawn Walks and orkCurhItatlalilCeuuorders will receive prompt attention All work guar The best of ivferenru iven Address all communications to S P GROSS sacral litugger E1JTuC Y CHAUTAUQUA ASSEllJBL PARKs4 e MKI TOTQSYW Juno 30 toJuly 10 Inclusiv 0UTINGg totCLAIiDK BUCKLEY Business Manager Paiq liPi NhtHrialB and Supplies 1laving dissolved pnitnership with L 1 Ymij Jr this is to notify m- yulllltrI mill frit mis that will individually rontinue my hUfilllFS at 9Nd 0 NOITII unOAIAin this rily lad will kiop on hand a full supply of Iainlcrs MudriulH fonsLlinKof lass Lead liriishr and crnthing in that DIIIIIIntent I win rontnifl to do JIoiiM Painting in the 1II0l1lflprflt1stle null will furnish bits on short notice M N 15ASS u JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN STEELNA1Li LeathertCUTLERY GRATES c duiY1 4IC MAIN CCltla1 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY j44- Zj f1cJ gy WNLS Oi IS 21 WEST MAIN SS I r 1MI I I 1f