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Digital page images are linked to the text file. t y f Jr 2 ii 7 jetAt f v l BLUE GRASS BLADEa Vol IiTO 18 Lexington Kentucky Saturday October 32 1891 Subscription 2 a Year tiJ The Christian Standard on the Wine Making at Van a i of Galilee t The Christian Standardan i i jorgan pLtbeChristian or Disciples church published at Cincinnati Ohio talks like a religious paper should do on the the 1liquor iniquity It recognizes of course our per sonal duty to abstain from the use of intoxicants but it goes further than this and says we must use J our civil right to put down the i liquor traffic by voting for Prohi 1rbition li But in its issue September 1- 6Jj there is discussed question bear ing upon the liquor traffic that is y going to test the moral courage of the editor of that paper is v that story about Jesus making wine at Cana of Galilee Bro Tillman Knoxville Tennessee is a total abstinence man and ha objects to the fact that the Standard Bible Lesson Com mcntary teaches that at Cana of i SaTueeV Jesus made real intoxiI 5 wine and its nseIHe most pertinently and forci Tjlysays The example of Christ is the end of V controversy No expediency can ofus any course of con Srid 8tdifferentfrpm that of Him who oHie to save the wortd We can not vbHnder higher obligation to regard jjptfce weak brother than was Christi himself ictsomo one answer these one If Jesus made real int ttaginBine at the wedding feas vpiWg Uons ofit made it to bo used CM a beverage and ordered it so used a T8Battbebrowor and distiller of our OIL day ftiTHished with a justifica J ot IfJtI drank real intoxi knowing as he did most L1 UliohsyciMiaying to fol into everlasting ldtothe WfVelrq1 weak men And if by his example he said Drink drink like Ido in mod eration good real wine where shall we get an argument for total absti nence To this Bro A N Gilbert of Cleveland Ohio who writes thej Standard Bible Lesson Comment tary makes a most sensible and honest and just reply pt The substance of hisreplyiB that he appreciates the nat ural difficulty embarrassmentI of Bro Tillmanj that he is sorry the difficulty does exist anJ that his prejudices against the liquor traffic would make him remove it if he could hutthat as a faithful commentator on the Scriptures heI is bound to recognize the exist ence of the difficultysThese i honest and equally right in their views The first as a moralist has a right to object to any mor alist making wine and encour aging the use of itsThat the makingand drinking of wine is wrong is one of the set tied and established facts among Prohibition moralists andcan no = longer be open to discussion with Itout surrender of the very basal of Prohibitionists f That the wine that Jesus is saidj ti to have made on that occasion was the same real intoxicating vwine that commonly to in the Old and New Testaments as being dangerous is beyond a doubt all well tablished f principles of translation and criticism t All the efforts to make it ap pear that it was merely fresh arid unfermented grape juice are sim 2P1Y the apologies evasions andI subterfuges of men who are f driven to a last extremity Such reasoners assume a position and then argue to suit the assumption instead of accepting truth in the case and abiding the consequences All the liquor papers appreciate that they have the believers in the infallibility of the Christian Scriptures at a disadvantage on this story of Jesus making wine and they arc continually quoting it and with absolutelyresistless force- It does not amount to anything to quote other passages ofscript ure against the use of wino As Bro Tillman says The example of Christ is the end of all contro versy We are all accustomed to say Actions speak louder than words and if there were plain and unmistakable utterances of Jesus against the drinking of wine this reputed miracle at Cana would more than cancel them J tCC t jW But not only is there no ex pression of Jesus against wine languageindicates drinkerIn 111819 we have the following For John came neither eating nor drinkingand they say He hath a devil The Son ot man came eating and drinking and they say Be hold a man gluttonous and a wine bibberThere is but one answer to this statement that Jesus made wine at Cana and that is that he never did it This is the answer of truthand honesty and the one that Christians must learn to make if they ever succeed in influencing the broadmindedand honest and intelligent If there is not in the beautiful life of Jesus and in his heroic de fence of the pure and good that caused his death nothing to excite ones love and admiration of him and if there is not in the beauti ful code of ethics that he taught nothing that commends them to us no belief in miracles can ever spiritinevil and adulterous generation seekethafter a sign or miracle but the man who is fully imbued with the sentiment of the great teacher only cares to love his neighbor as himself and to do to others as he would have them do to him Grant that Jesus worked the miracle of turning a few jars of water into wine what would it amount to compared with the simplyheldwaters of the Nile and every lake and pool and spring and rivulet in Egypt was turned into blood Think of Niagara pouring warm blood thatthundered in the crimIthe shipping on Ontario and rushed the rappids of the St Law rence and bloodied the Atlantic ocean clear across to Ireland and rolled in the tide up the English channel and the Thames until it washed with gory waves the base of the parliament house in Lonaon and yet every drop ofall thisrfood under a magnifying glass jus the fiemetthafc comet front omrrcuf fleshand then you may imagine what occurred in Egypt when at the wave of the magicians wind the whole Nile from its prov rbi ally unknown head to its delta at the Mediteranean poured blood that rolled over its wonderful fataracts as the water now pours NiagaraWhat miracle of turning 132 gallons of water into wine compared with that magicians miracle in Egypt that made such floods of blood that any one of the seven mouths of the Nile would have floated the present British navy in blood as true and genuine as ever flowed from the veins of martyr or patriot But who believes this Bible tory of Egyptian Not ingle sane and intelligent man- n the State of Kentucky What else then can we expect than that our churches should be filled with people that we can not influence by argument and moral when we to them in behalf ofProhibitlOnandother measures to promote morals when our learned clergy are teaching the people that belief in such stories is the reat and main feature in Christianity- In all the cycles of the universe there never was one drop of water turned into blood or wine by magic or miracle and every edu cated man and woman in the land knows this Why then will true and honest Christians who are trying to ac complish the greatest reform that has ever been in the annals of Christianity give to their enemies and the enemies of goodmorals this evident advan tage over the true spirit of Chris tianity simply for the sake of de fending an unreasonable dogma that had its origin in intellectual darkness and religious super stition which demanded that no moralcode could be bindingon our consciences until attested confirmed and ratified by mir aclesIf the smallest dewdrop that glistens upon a blade of bluegrass were by miracle converted into wine the result would be a wreck ofmatter and a crush of worlds arid the universe would rumble into chaos It would as truly re verse and overthrow the laws of nature as to arrest the earthand the planets in their orbits around the Bun Just as the stopping of the smallest wheel in the mechanism of a great clock would so derange all other wheels as that the hands upon its dial would no longer mark the flight of time so an in terference with the harmonious I would throwinto absolute discord laws that govern a dew drop the music of the sphcres and to the remotest bounds of the uni verse every wheel would be clogged the motion of suns and and moons of planets and stars would cease would be no more Cleveland Ohio Gels Away With me on Bob Ingcrsoll CLEVELAND 0 Sept 6 1891 Editor of Blue Blade We the Prohibs of this part of the country are in sympathy with you to a certain extent But to a man upa tree it is hard to see where the Prohibition party would gain anything ifit were to emulate the example set by your ideal Bob Ingersoll speechesinthousands of preachers allover the land True he has advocated liquortrafficNow when it comes to voting where do we find Ingersoll Did you ever hear any one accuse him of voting against the Republican party Oh you may say But look at the beautiful lessons he teaches What better are beauti ful lessons and speeches from Bob Ingersoll than from a preacher if he preceptsIt in you to use the language you do in reference to Sam Jones one who has done more good for Prohibition thair Ingersoll ever will Why Because Jones votes as he prays and preaches and for the fme I cannot see the differ ence between a religious hypocrite and a nonreligious one It costs no more for Ingersoll to mouth about the beauties of Pro hibition than it does any one else And where he does any more good nonvotinghypocrite We have hundreds of infidels in our city but as yet we have failed them at the vcin- for Prohibition All our strength with few exceptions coines from the chnrohes Yours truly A H MASON Tftatrisifsplendid letter if hoists both Ingersoll and me on our own petard and is the best answer to Ingersoll I have ever read Ihave heard and read a good many men on the Mistakes of Ingersoll but this Cleveland brother is the first man I have ever met that beat him Ingersollran roughshodover Brethren Jery Black and Fields and Gladstone and Bro Wend ling on Ingersoll always reminds me of a little dog barking at the thisCleveland Mason is a wise master builder and he has taken Ingersolls logic and whacked him over the head with it and hit me some pretty good raps over old Bro Bobs shoul deraOne of Ingersolls charges agginst the Christians of this day I am not mistaken is that while they claim to be followers of a meekand lowly master they are in their lives just as sordid and anybodyCol Ingersoll glorifies consis tency and then says that the Christians are not consistent But how much better is the Colonel hypocritesbecause they preach what can we say of a man of the mighty genius of Rob ert G Ingersoll who is always extolling the beauty of goodmorals and the lovliness and purity of woman and yet when it comes to a vote he votes against Prohibi tion and therfore votes for the liquor traffic that his genius and great and extended experience and knowledge make him know to be the sum of all villainies the Pandoras box from which seem to come all sins and hang like a palled Iliad of woes over this unhappy country Col Ingersoll is the author of some of the most beautiful pan egyrics on woman that the Eng lish language has produced He has not hesitated when it was pro posed to enfranchise the ignorant negro or the Indian savage with the scalp of Custar at his belt and the blood of the victims of the Sun dance on their hands but he drew the line at woman when she asked the right to say at the polls that the distiller and brewer andsaloonkeeper should not ruin and damn her precious I believe Col Ingersoll has boyI good in the world I was right and conscientious when by the sword he helped to over throw slavery and that he has done good with his mightier pen and tongue in overthrowing superstition and tho tables of the money changers and lashing with t a whip of scorpions from the temple of pure Christianity them that sold doves and followed the Master for the loaves and treat but I am bound to sa with Bro Mason that I cant see the difference between a religious hypocrite and anonreligious one It is all right and nice in the great and generous andnoble and bold Colonel ito march up andvote with the party that hypocritically supports the liquor traffic and is afraid to use that manly and defiant championship of which the Colonel is the bright exemplar but when one of these Eulogized American women wants the right to say at the polls that she wants to stop the liquor traffic that is ruining her husbandor father or brother or son and breakingher heart and starving her children this knightly champion of woman seems shudder with horror at the idea of woman being drawn into this polluting con tactAs to my expressed admiration of Col Ingersoll that called forth this letter I must confess that I was more driven to it by the consistency of Christians than drawn to itby the consistency of Col Ingersoll rhave before said in the Blade something like I now say about Col Ingersolls inconsistency but it never before struck me so forcibly that Col Ingersoll in this most important of all the moral issues before the world is being a hypocrite just as truly as the Christians that vote with him on questionMany pattedme on the back for what I have said about religion but Iwant allsuch to understand that my religion judges a tree by its fruits It such infidels have had such superior intellectual ability as to speculativethey are under all the greater ob ligation to set these people a good example in putting down the practical errors ofthe world that bear immediately upon human happiness Ifit be true as this Cleveland gentleman says Prohibition that Allour strength with few excep tions comes from the churches proodAmerican reigIibornor the the foreign born German Catholic brewer either of whom would be proud to kneel and kiss the Popes toe and that Rational ist votes with the Democrratic Catholic Irishman or the Republican German Catholic to fix and establish in this country artramc which thatRaHonalist knows to be the greatest evil that has ever afflicted the world what is to keep one of these benighted Christians who believes that the river Nile once ran pure blood and that Joshua made the sun standstill and that the world is only six thousand years old and that snakes and donkeys used to talk what I say is going to keep these Christian ignoramuses from looking at the lowest type of a foreign born Irish Catholic saloonkeeper an tIre highest type of- American born Rationalist that votes with this saloonkeeper and asking where dIf- ference between the two And what are you Rationalists going to say when they ask you to show the difference Every body knows that knows anything about me and the Blade that more than all the editors in Kentucky put together I have bymy book by my paper and by my speech defended the Rational religionAmong gentlemen who are Rationalists and who have appreciated this in me are some of the finest and wealthiest and best educated and most moral men in the State Some of them have freely helped me with their money and moral support and some of them most earnestly vote with me and work with me for ProhibitionBut claim that there are a great many who are such at heart who are not willing to proclaim it as a matter of expe diencywhichof itself is not very creditablehow can they consist ently with the claims of the superiority of Rational views admit that the great mass of the voters for Prohibition are fromthc churchesJust sanctified cant among Christians that lend themselves to allunrighteousness excites the disgust of the free thinker so will earnest and honest Christians and earnest and honest infidels be disgusted with those who pricle themselves that they have risen above the superstition of our ancestors and yet on a great moral issue vote with the most degraded and most superstitious and most hypo critical of all the religionists With all the light that has been brought to bear upon the evils of ithe liquor traffic no intelligent RationalistCol Ingersollpr any othercan be conistent until he votes with the Prohibition party and uses every reasonable en deavor to advance its interests A Christian Lexington Bank Cashier in Trouble j Bro William Bright late Cashier of the Lexington National Exchange Bank is having trouble i the spirit Bro Bright is a Republican and a devout Christian of the North ern Methodist persuasion and suckingd9vetlje Broadway church in this city He has been associated with a Mr Cheppu in the dog busi mjss Ido not know Mr Cheppu nor whether he is related to hippy who was advised to et your hair cut1 Dogs are expensive luxuries in this country and it takes a bank dogbiIsineBsAt a church fair here the other daV they had a dog for which the ortner said he had refused 10000 There is no telling what one of bringif2newere heftrd of one being sold but from what their owners are constantly refusing ftr them I imagine they mist be very valuable logsbja or tnil variety whose superior ex celence is like our race horses and yhjsky attributable to the grass regiontllro illustri ous example of the trouble that- mnigetintofrom not searching thscripturcflPhillipians3211siy thrive little words would InavI saved Bro Bright Or if as a classic scholar he had remembered thV Roman maxim Cave canewi hoW happy he might now have been tabnt know that Brethren Cheppu were trying to flet up a corner on dogs like UOil Hutch didon Chicago wiLt but Bro Bright as Cashier V rEZi3iiiiu 3fjIallAwed his associate in the bus ness to overdraw his account 33 49580 To a mere novice in the log trade that sounds like a gre t deal of money but with dogat 10000 it only bikesI thrt 3 and a half dogs tot mon than that Te collapse in the price of dog that busted the combination was probably owing to the failure in tl e dog show that was latel- ygottcphere by General Gentr- yandjBroDiR1tt1d a deacon in the Presbyterian church in this city for a church charity When they got through so far from there being anything to give to the Gentryhadpocket and haul out his big wal let pav the of the thing The General is stillalive but his friends are solicitous about him and are keeping such things as pistols and shot guns and razors and roughon rats out of his handsIThe expenses of that church dog showor dog church show whichever it waswere enor mous One item was a mile and a half of Beatty picket fence see advertisement in this paper that had to be built on Sunday and took fifteen men all day to keep from interfering with the training of tine race horses onthe grounds whereIthe dog show was to come Race horse men are conscientious about training their horses on Sunday but the dog show being under the management of a Pres byterian church officer who is also a Democratic officer of the law and the dog show being for a religious purpose the little mat ter of working fifteen men all day in the broiling hot sun and fear lul drouth on Sunday with two or three hundred church bosses to superintend them did not amount to Redds failure in the church dog show knocked bottom out of the dog theil and when the government came around ta examine Brights bank it was found that the great Mcadowthorpo dog farm which he had allowed to overdraw its account couldnot ante its overdraft and Bto Bright resigned We people who tire not pious ought to take a warning from this for if a pious and sanctified Methodist who belongs to the moral party in politics can thiskindpeople do if any of us should be trusted with the cashiership of a bank TO ALL PERSONS TO WHOM THE BLADE MAY COME The issue of Oct 24th begins the second year of the Blade and I hope that those who intend to takeit will be as prompt as they can in paying meor It200 a year for persons in good circum stances and1S100aJyearforper sons who can not afford to pay more and will tell me so The Blade will go to all persons to whom it went last year who have not ordered it discontinued Those who have not paid me for last year will please do so if they feel that they ought to do so and if not please notify me to continue it in order that Imay sendingitI will have no collector and will not dun you for it iE J f If you are willing to pay me send the amount by mail and you willreceive a receipt ggi Fraternally yours CHAKMGS C MOQBB Queen A Crescent Route Will sellcheap excursion tickets to Dallas Texas and return on goodforfrom Cincinnati and coupon stations on the Cin innati Southern railroad between Cincinnati and Junction City Also from sta tions on the Louisville Southern railroad including Louisville D G EDWARDS 15on4 G II T A Canute Molit Fable Canute was Chairman of the O P and had stolen mailing lists and voted blocks of live and made n spe olal issue of twodollar bills to use in Indiana until hIs head was swelled so that he had to wear n rubber hat At capnbleofImonkeying went down to Bnrnegat to stop a Pro hibition Wave Ho stuck down a peg marked Civil Damage Act and the becameflnterested merged also With an angry coun- teuance he stepped drove a new peg marked High but thereJIon him that would bar a carhorse that wave dare not touch your si card person So Canute planted his fclrairtJrt the heacTf toot gbmo more out of tho same bottle and remarked This foolishness has got to stop It was during the equinox ot and a wave came in that swatted him over the face with an ancient and water sqaked swat and tilled his lap with clamshells and sand and ho cried Insensate ubd tying courtiers yo lerformThe easiest one in the rldsaid- n byjusttho beach And so Canute wont homo and hung his cfothes on the pjckcts to dry and tho tide went right onnA T Wor den in The Voice Law Ercrtlnt In Dakota The saloon men have tried boldly to make the prohibitory law a farco in Sioux Fall S Dak but in spite of their efforts progress has been made Tho Committee of Ono Hundred whieh has interest itself in the enforcement of Prohibition Inns issued a public statement in which it says Tine Prohibitory law is better en forced than was over any restrictive or license law in this city Under license every saloon nearly was a gambling mouse with a high hand proisionThe open saloon is simply a thing of tho past in Sioux Falls Today there no places where crowds collect openly to spend their evenings in drinking and riot to be turned out to make midnight brawls on the streets Arrests for drunkenness have markedly decreased in number The twenty saloons mad upwards of the city under license with their wellknown influential proprie tors without an exception have gone out of the business The employes of those proprietors have followed the same course and tho costly and magnificent fixtures of the more conspiu uous of these saloons loire been moved from tho State The present sellers of liquors are under the ban of the law and it is they with their friends who manifest extreme restlessness and hot discontent 1HE It II a Crime to Neglect ThU Promis ing Plrlil Tine Wideawake Junior Prohibition Club of Quincy Ill has been inter viewing prominent loaders On the work of Junior clubs The opin ions are unanimously favorable Below are a few It is to bo hoped that nIl the young men in tho United States will enter in with the work of tho Junior movement in order to bring about sobriety and de temIpernncopromise of immediate result Tine Junior movement by educating tho boys to be Prohibitionists beforo old party projudicies possess them gives promise of groat strength to tine Pro hibition party The Juniors lire mel Prohibitionists while wo origII older are grafted into the purtrIAnother says To mo it is the promise of tine Prohibition party In this should tho Junior movement bo pushedby oulightoniug tho peo ple ou tho subject It will never amount to anything until the people unflcrtuud it Programme afFairtPRICES ONFANCY DRY GOODS This Week WHITE GOODS Still c t Our stock yet contains many beau FlouncingsLADIESAt 125 r5p 175 and 200 The Vas sar is the only perfect ladies shirt made CORSETS Ventilating Corsetsat 50c 85e and one 100 popular brands of Corsets from 25c to 350 CORSET AISTS We are sole agents in Lexington for The Equipose and allof Annie Jenness famous UMBRELLASAumbrella for 75c a better one for 90c or 100 Splendid Glorias with Oxydized Handles for 150 1752O0 and 250 Fine silk tIm f brellas from 300 to 500 TAYLOR HAWKINS No7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Manufacturers of FINE SADDLES HARNESSflAtE- AIIllRINGEOyiPMEHTSIlSPECIALm NO 53 EAST MAIN STREET LEXINGTON KY 20o THE DAILY umERVEj KNAL I THE LOuISVILLE TIMES 10 CENTS PER WEEK Will be delivered at your residence every day for 20c per week or 25c per week for Daily and Sunday Give your order to Jm SUB PtA EZBAgentL Jv13JLEAjST MAIN STRETtT 1 ROBERT KENNEDY S SUCCESSOR TO KNOXVILLE FURNITURECr WlIolesale and Retail Dealer lu all Kinds of FURNITUREICLOCSI PICTURES CARPETS ETC Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51 E Main St Lexington Ky Kaufman Straus Co 12 EAST MAIN STREET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowdingour shelves from tine narrowest to the widest and richest patterns We show them in all sorts of materials A treat for the ladies and a wholesome surprise to those who get our prices on them No lady in Lexington anticipating to make up Spring Underwear Childrens or Misses Dresses of White Goods can afford to miss examining our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress Material Novelty Suitings the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely and pleasing to theye prices below actual anticipation ranging from 50c to 1 per yard A new line of spring shades of Henriettas just opened new colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty on them WASh GOODS Just received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging hanisall new patterns and coloring modest pin stripes checks Scotch plaids and neat stripes They are quoted at 30c we have marked them at 20c per yard A full line of dress Ginghams in now designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADlES MUSLIN UNDER WEARSPECIAL SALE Forty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holesj patent facingat lOc a pair worth 20c Mother Hothcr Hubbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at 55c they are worth83c Lakies Muslin Drawers Fruit of the Loom Cotton deephem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies walking skirts deep Cannbric mule at 49c worth 75e New Spaing hosiery for Ladies and Gents We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose m both black and fancy prior to the going into eflect of the administrative bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases bene lit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still have them 25c Ladies black and colored Lisle Hose worth dOe We stilloffer them at 40c- Ladies fancy striped Cotton Hose boot patterns costing you now still marked at 25c Iwc TOILET ARTICLES IColgate Turkish Bath Soap a full dozen for 50c 4711 Glycerine at 42c per box Espeys Cream genuine article 20c Vasaline iu bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc- per quart bottle KAUFMMt STRAUS i GD 9f f7 I t t t i f i r ii j4 tAaetker DisfreftrtBg Instance ef the Work 0fKentucky Whisky As I write this the papers of the state are printing the particu distressinginstances that I have ever known The victim is my relative and friend and his sweet wife and sweet and bright and beautiful boy and girl are dear to the hearts of my family myselfInever mention it except that I want to do good to others by so doing and make this case strike home to his rela tives and friends and mine who are Christian people who vote for the liquor traffic by voting for the Democratic party in this state and at whose door lies the respon sibility of the ruin of this man Before the election last August I personally begged some of the relatives of this fallen man to partyTheyobservers of forms of the con goodcitizensfor the Democratic party in this state they uphold and encourage this atrocious infamous damna liquorinfamyTheir main reply to me was to laughand tell me that 1 was an infidel and one of them said bethought he would vote with the Prohibition party when it looked like it was strong enough to do anything but for the present he didnot want to throw his vote away by voting for a party that stood no show to be elected todaylikeThe man who has fallen a victim tb this national sin was the cashier of a beautiful bank that had been organizedaud built petialiy for him and which for ten years he has managed with competencylie one of the leaders in the Christian church who died in old age and who has been instanced thousands of times as a model for young exceedinglyhandsome college education was the pride of the patrons of his bank and when I took a dinner with him in bin beautiful rooms in the bank build ingnot long since in the most reverential manner he bowed his headand thanked God for his daily bread The directors of the bank have been in the habit of having occa intoxicatingdrinksin ings The cashier did not drink with them but itnow develops thatfol tlie last two vears Jic has been drinking andt it is understood that repeatedabsencesfronihis bank while he was in other cities was for the purpose of drinking he has gone abandoned ijf a wife and children that were de tetfcto im nobody among his friends know where he is and these directors who voted for whisky and set it before him have elected cashier I am sorry for that man and pity him The appetite that would make him throw away all that he has and become an out cast must be fearful But the people who excite my contempt and arouse my indigna tion until what I feel would not be proper to put in print are the near friends and relatives of that man who are also my friends and relatives who not having this ac cursed thirst for liquor them selves and claiming to be Chris tians will from year to year march up to the polls perpetuate this liquor infamy by voting with the Democratic party in this state for no reason in the worldexcept that a lot of old political whisky bloats and rakes and another lot of hireling editors want them to do so to give offices to those old 1 sots libertines and put money more unhallowed than that that was paid to Judas into the pockets of a set of editors who know how to do nothing on the devils earth but to howl for De mocracy and occasionally print little lying sneers against decent people who are working for Pro hibition isuppose I come nearer being a simonpure heathen that is all wool and a yard wide than any man in the state of Kentucky I am the only man in the state that I know of who brags on being a heathen in public print and dont care a durn who knows it To me Jesus Christ and Zoroas ter Confucius and Buddha Soc rates Gautama Sachi Ammouni and Appolonius Tyana are all great and gqodalike except that the first stands at the headand has more than all the others blessed the age and country in j which I live but if to keep up the liquor traffic be a part of Christianity and these men who vote to ruin and crush and break the hearts of that dear sweet woman and her children who have been heard to for the return of their fatherI say if suchas these be Christians I dont want any Christianity in mine and the Buddists in India are right who today are translating the writings of Ingersoll into their language- to beat this introduction of Christianity and rum into their country J t 11 Xj i ItI S tr The greatest moral enormity on earth to day is the liquor traffic Christianity has been proven a failure that it can not put it down Mahometanism can put it down and has done so from the time Ma- homet told his people not to use liquor nor to taste wine The Christians say their great teacher made wine and his followers get from it authority to run breweries and distililerics anti make doga andhog and beasts of themselves I want the Mahometans here I want them bad and I want them 1 q I saw lots of them in the French army when Nepolean III was alive They looked down upon all Christians as dogs They were as black as a plug hat their hair was straighter than ours and they were just as handsome as the Moor of Venice that Desde mona got mashed on But there were two things you cant make them doeat hog meat or drink liquor They had been using cartridges for years that were greased with hogs lard before they found- it out but as soon as they did find it out they threw away those car tridges and their Christian commanders could not make them touchone again though they tied some of them to the mouths of cannon and fired them off They would just as soon go tothe devil as go into one of these Christian drinking ealoonsherc in Lexing tonYes we want Mohammedan missionaries here and want them bad Themost degraded religion in the world now is Kentucky Chris tianity how theyObserve the Sabbath Law In the Bluegrass Be glen I have told you once before that there was no such thing as a Sabbath or Lords day or anything akin to either of the e in the Christian religion Sundayand Monday or Moonday were the two days set apart by the heathen for the worship of the sun and moon One of the things for which the Jews killed Jesus was that he would not keep the sab bath Even if the Sabbath had been a part of the Christian religion it would be contrary to the Consti tution of the United States to make a law enforcing a sabbath because that constitution does not allow religion to b3 enforced by law Thomas Jefferson and Tom Pane and Ben Franklin who made that constitution were all infidels and they did not take any religion in theirn- k3ometiml ago you know I told you about a big ball or hugging match that the Christians had in the House in to churchcharityThey by in store as God had prospered you like they used to do in the Apostolic times may have done well enough for those oldsnoozers but it was too slow for this age of steam and electricity so they got all the town and got them to dress awful low in partotthecent to the iicckand theymade the fellows pay their money at the door with tho understanding that they had a right to see all they could see and hug all they could hug after they got into the circus The array of silks andsatins and dry goods with foreign names diamonds and fuss and feathers and flubdubbery was enormous Since then they have under moneyforscheme was stupendous It was countryTheygreat charity entertainment on the back of which was a fine en graving of one of our society ladies giving a big silver dollar to a famous little beggar girl the en rhotographofso natural you know to see our fashionable ladies stop on the street and give dollar to little beggars When the great charity show was over so far from there being a single nickel to give to the poor the expenses of the show were 50000 more than was taken in it and now the principal manager of it who thought ho was going to get a lot of cheap glory is mad at all the others because they are leaving him to pay that 50000 The managers of this charity show comprised prominent church people from all the churches in cityThis Christian charity show was advertised to consist princi pally of running deer and foxes dogsinthe grandstand on the fair ground They had two old deer and sent them out to Dog Fennel near me to fatten One of them broke his leg and something happened to the other one and they didnt show up The Texas jack rab bits did not got here so it devolved upon one old fox to make all the amusement for the people who had pail their half dollar to see the show The fox was superannuatedand rheumatic and as they had kept him fastened up so uphis 3 J Jacobs oil the fox had sense enough to know that he could not run and so when they turned him loose with a hundred dogs to run him the fox stuck right in among the men and they hit him and threw dust at him to make him run Finally the poor animal seeing that the men would kill him if the dogs did not abandoned himself- to fate and started off A hun tIred logs jumped on him There was not more a halfmouth fat a piece for the dogs and in a minute or tjyo the quivering mains of the poor animal looked like he had been run through a threshing machine One of the men then tied a rope around the neck of the dead fox and dragged it around the race track and the dogs ran aroundon the trail That ended the famous chase The man who threw dust at the fox to make him run is a boss prayer in the Presbyterian church in this city and as a Democratic office holder who wouldrather vote for the devil than for Prohibition poorfgxmen and children there were great shouts and cheers and laughter beingdoneton in the name of their religion out at my house in the country where we are all heathen we had a sick kitten My wife gave it medicine and wrapped warm and felt its failing and looked like she would pulseI died and I went with the to the back of the garden and we buried that little kitten withall the funeral sadness and solemnity that is said in school book poetry to have accompanied the obsequies of my distinguished namesake Sir John Moore My children read Black Beauty The average Kentucky editor and politician if he ever heard of Black Beauty Isup pose thinks it is some colored damselmore than ordinarily attractive You could not have paid anybody about my house go and witness such a spectacle- as these Christian people had got ten up- After they had killed the poor oldrheumatic fox they had a Tournament This consisted of a lot of dudes on horseback who rode around a circle and punched at rings with poles Among people who readand know anything what little was left the tournament when Michael Cervantes got th ough with it inDon Quixote has been annihilated by Thomas Nelson Page in Pulaskys ChunanTent but is satire as a fragrance wasted on a desert air when dressed to Ketucky Christians and Democrats- In order to get ready in time for this great moral show it was necessary for these Christian pen pie to have fifteen hands to work all day Sunday in the hottest and dryest weather of this season to put up a mile and a half of fence so high that with a barbedwire around the top of it the poor persecuted animals could not get out This was done with the knowl edge and consent ot the Presbyte tian church officerand yet the main two features in the Presbyterian religion is to sprinkle all their keep the sabbath two pieces of religious trumpry that are combinations of heathenism JudaismWhen getting the people to help me by taking stock in the Blade I went to the house of the head boss of the cruelty to ani mals Christian charity enterprise to see if he wouldcontribute He is a very wealthy man and I have given him and his horses more free newspaper puffs than anyone man ever gave another one man in the state of Kentucky His wife without any hesitation told me she thought her husband would take a ten dollar share of stock He would not do it and never has I wouldnot shed a tear if he had to pay five thousand dollars instead of five hundred to make up the expenses of killing that old fox If Col Robert Ingersolls daughter were here her ciety for the prevention of Cruelty to animals she would have the ring leaders of that show arrested put in jail and fined About the same time that the Christian charity people of Lox ington were working a heavy force all daySunday to get ready to persecute a poor old crippledup fox at Nicholasville twelve miles frofa Lexington the enforcement- of the Sunday law took a different turn A poor traveling photographer- took some pictures on Sunday Theyarrested him and fined him and when he had not the money to pay the fine they put him in the work house and made him crackrock until the fine was paid Not before that in Tennessee a Scveiith day Baptist who had kept Saturday for a Sabbathas every body ought to do who keep- a Sabbath at allworked on Sun dayThey arrested him for it and fined and imprisoned him These are samples of the politics and religion that they have in this country and yet there is not r 4 w 7 AJ a preacher or an editor in the Bluegrass except the boa then Chineewho runs the infidel Blue Grass Blade that will thingsOnein favor of Prohibition and woman Suffrage is that the people of this stateare so opposed to them Everyold religious hypocrite countrylinekeep the Exposition open on Sunday and blown his zoo with a vigor unprecedented since Joshua blew down Jerico withrams horns but nobody has said a wordagainst the arrangement with the Spaniards to have expositionOld from Spain and Spain will have to be pettedand the Christian Spaniard can not get along without his bull fight and they will not only have them at Chicago but they will theydoBut that is not half In less than ten years with the rapid Christianityisbull fights in Lexington to raise money to pay preachers and build churches The only difference between the Lexington bull fight and that Lexington with pitchforks and the bulls will be these polled Angus ones that have no hopns or oldcowsas Pat said in the famous Irish bull If they would get that bull that ownerIgether in a high and tight barbed wire pen and them fight it out with pitchforks or Chuna ment poles it would look more like busbies A New York PresbyterIan Says go on With the Blade No6 UNION PLACE BROOKL- Y Aug 30 1891 Mr C C Moore DEAR SIR AND BROTHER The Blade reached me yesterday and has been read with great interest When 1 get out my large issues I will try to reciprocate your favors i like your writings and your principles Would to God our churches could be converted to your honesty Iam not much concerned about your infidelity though I am asonor the Pres byterian church and from a family that has been pillars in it for many generations I do not say you are technically right in your religious theory but you arc true to convictions and that eednIpracticed ion x rumuiuim is wuu mcoIflY- one among many issues righteousness is concerned Iam sure that nationally we lure in great danger Nothing fnit honesty and moral integrity an claspyturband bid you God speed Iwill not ask you to come np on my platform for 1 think Ou are already on it I subordinate all opinions to righteousness All religious questions are open rtfes tions and mustbeI g sed except the being of God and the resulting truth and duty If there is no God there can be no truth and no duty So Imust standon this foundation All atirelyDoto discuss the being of God or questionIrchim ides we must plant ourselves somewhere if we would move the worldYour remarks on Baron Hirshs interference with prophecy re minds me of Prof Tottens Our Race theory that not the Jews but ourselves are the heirs of the promises of Abraham Isaac and JacobRead this book before abandoning fIaternallyD This Presbyterian brother lives in that city of churches Brooklyn and has learned Presbyterianism fronj such men as Beecher and Talmage and Abbott His views ofreligion are just as broad cs I want any mans to be I like that sentiment which says I subordi righteousnessAll questions and must be redis cussed The great thought that must get possession of the Christian world before Christianity will become anythingmore than the fashion able form that it now is is that Christianity is not athing to be believed but is something to be donea life that men must lead The man who does not even lieve in the exisitence ofa God but is thoroughly imbued with the idea that we must do to others as we would have them do to us is in the only desirable sense of the word a Christian while the man who believes in the infalli bihityof the scriptures and is punctilous in the observance of churchrules and regulations and yet lends his support to the po litical plrties that are fostering the liquor traffic that ruins and debases his fellow man is no Christian r 4 i t7 ldr r 1 tliebeingof rightinGod is a open to discussion investigation and discussion hurt nothing but error and they always tend to confirm the truth Ifthere is no God we ought to know it just as muchas we ought to know it if there is a God I am quite satisfied that there is no God that even remotely re sembles the ideal personal God that is worshiped in the churches antl except the doing good to our fellow men there is no worship that would be pleasing to an all wise and intelligent author of the universe But the origin of the universe is a theme for our most earnest and serious thought As to this orgin none of us should be dogmatic and overbearing because none of us know anything def finite andevcn the utniostreachoF our speculative philosophy has not yet formulate anything that workinghypothesis It is most desirable that all men should feel free to express them selves upon this and all similarly occult subjects that come within the domain of religion The ag gregate and cumulative wisdom of the world might effect some great elucidation of such subjects which it is not likely we shall gain by our individual efforts under the present torprizing influence of the origin continuance progress and ultimate Jesting ot the human race must ever be a theme of the highest interest to all men appreciateshis hiSIrightthinking capacity and while such have honestly and modestly ad mitted their inability to compre capacitieshaveconvictions and by stress of numbers have forced them on the world and they are in the ascen dency to though every ad vance in science nt serves to expose their errors in the absense of argument to demonstrate the truth of their conclusions they have tried to force them upon others by threat ening with eternal damnation those who do not believe them But men must uuderstand that our beliefs are accidents of lite and therefore have in them no moral quality They are not opinions that make men good or bad but the deeds they doaud the lives they lead As long as men who support liqiiortralliebition party that is trying to aupress itand then vaunt them fin iiIrCh siind tlieybehovelogical abstrusity are allowed to assume a superiority to men who do riot accept their creed and PfohibitiJnistspar tmenta are trying to eleva- teapnriiyaninake happy the lfellow men just stf IttQg we find the church the bulwark of the greatest iniquity that has cursedmodern civilization New York Says I ani the Only snail that Stirs np the Ani umls BATAVIA N Y Sept 28 91 Mr G C Moore DEAR SmT have not received your paper for two weeks What is the matter Has my time run out for which I have paid If so send along the paper anti bill for another year and I will pay and youYouup the animals on the Prohibition question I saw Col Bain at Batavia He says you are all tight and honest reliable gentleman Youra respectfully B ADAMS Had Treatment of Salvation I Army Soldiers la Hcorgc town Kentucky Recently a man anda pretty lady who were soldiers of the Salvation army went to Georgetown and began religious service in the street A crowd gathered around them and the town ordered the soldiers to move oil as they were obstructing the streets Theywent to another place art the crowd followed them Somebody threw a big cannon fire cracker into the crowd and it wont off with a tremendous re port The marshal then arrested the man and woman and locked them up in the station house for the night people in the crowd ex IMany indignation people had been a of quack doctors who ought to have been put in jail for geting money under false pretenses or some old drunken Demi ocratic bummers making speeches against Prohibition they could have blocked up the whole street as longUS they wanted to and wouldnot have been interrupted by that town marshal And yet those salvation army preachers come near preaching the i 4zlr ts i An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Kora i Moire CHINN ROSS TODD gospelas Jesus intended it should I none than any people who are now engaged in that business There is a law here against in terrupting religious worshiphut it butit only applies when the religious worshippers are these heavy swells in the fashionable churches- If Jesus Christ were to go to Georgetown and commence preachingjust anywhere on tlu street that the people wanted to hear him like he used to do that town marshal would have him in jail before you could say Jack Robinson I am a salvation army man I arn State Chairman Harris Says Go on with the Blade PADUCAH KYV Sept 1 91 DEAR MOORE My wife and I say yes go on with the Blue Grass Blade May it never die and never grow less in power or fighting against the licensed liquor devilof the laud If newspapers and editors were allas fearless and manly aa you and tne Blade in wagingrelentless war upon wrong crime and the liquor traffic and its criminal de bauching devlish and hellish results to home aud hearts in this world then indeed would the hopes of the Old Guard ot the highGo Cut quick fast and smooth and may it brighten with everystroke Put me downas a life scholar andsubscriber JOSIAH HARSIS I suppose I may consider this the most authoritive encourage ment that I couldreceive from this state Mr Harria is the Chairman of the Prohibition Ex ecutive Committee of this state andour late candidate for Gov is a nice man andjust what we want for Governor of Kentucky but I dont care so much for the mans endorsement as I do for Jus wifes ARCaS FURNITURE STORE MainSb1The buy Furniture Carpets Stovo and Household Goods Saby Carriages ab coab TIE BEAUTIFUL 20 MILES THE SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI Making direct connections in Central Union Depot fororST LOUIS INDIANAPOLIS WESTERN CHICAGO Points DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND Points BUFFALO NEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortest and Quickest linel- EUNBIOHTOJAGSiiraLE FLORIDA The only line running Solid Trains through without change for any class of passengers with choice of Pullman Boudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta Augustaz1Iacon Savannah Thomas vile Cedar Keys Tampa St Augustine and CUBA Ce MontgomeryMobile GEORGIA AND ALABAMA ltllLESTJlESnORTESlTONEW TIME 35 nouns Solid Trains with Pullman Boudoir Sleeping Cars making direct con nection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO an- dCALIFORNIA The Only Line to MississippiMaking ShreveportLOUIS1 Fort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California THE SHORT LINErwith through Pullman Bourdoir Sleep ers to KNOXVILLEConnecting with through car lines for ASHVILLE RALEIGh TilE CAROLINAS CountyMapss T swift city Tict Agt rb nix Hotel a w shultz Depot Ticket Agent Frank w wooley Trav pass Agt ington Ky D1IILLtmG EDWARDS Traffic Manager G P TA CINCINNATI O rs S tiJ BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMESTONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phaetons etc Repairing promptly done and on reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on handa COME AND SEE US BAKER and BROS HARTING CRUICKSHANK ISUCCESSOns TO H A WHITE 47 West Main Std A Full Asso fcment of Stoves 0bi stantlyon Hand ROOFING GUTTERING REPAIRING A SPECIAL WilSON STARKt1 j CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERSi ii i6 FURNISHERS The theLargestCentral Kentucky lI you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our JzRdWeFarmers are especially invited to make headquarters with us when in townJ WILSON STARKS i 62 64 and 66 E MainStreet FIRE FIRE FIRE ro THE GREATEST FIRE SALEQ In the history of Lexington The Fire in our place of business did us just enough damage to ne cessitate the Closing Out Of Our Entire Stock within the next Thirty Days With this end in view we have marked every item down from onehalf to onethird its value This includes overcoats suits and trousers for men boys and children underwear neckwear shirts waists collars cuffs gloves hats rubber goods umbrel everythinginHERE IS A LINE TO GO BY J25 cent linen collars go now at lOets 25 cent linen cuffs 15f 35 cent silk scarfs I 15 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 1500 1500 overcoats 1000 Now is your chance to lay in your Winter sup ply of clothing You will not have another op portunity like this in a lifetime Everything thirtydaysONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE Tif IMI KAUE 8N 00J5 East Main St Lexington Ky CASSELL PRICE The largest Dealers In Central Kentucky in the Latest Style Dry Goads and Nations New Goods Choicest Styles and sold at the Lowest Prices for first class goods We invite the public to call and inspect our stock CASSELL PRICE I6aud 18 West MainS LEXINGTONKY i i t 1 i I ADV1RTISING RATES YearIInsertionI onthaI Three ntblIInsertionI loutbsI ourlnsertlons- Three Insertions Insertions Stray Cattle I have on my place eight miles North of Lexington two stray cattleThey have heen on my place a year When they came there I informed my neighbors about them orally as far as I could but did not advertise them in any paper because they were so diseased or poor from bad treatment that I thought for months they would dieIr They are now doing well and tbe owner can get them o- nt proper conditions CHAKLES C MOORE c augStf ISeOOO ACRES OF LAND- WANTED An Eastern Steamshipan Co I t onization Company have written to the General Passenger and i Ticket Agent of the Queen Crescent Route to find for them L1 a tract of land in either Kentucky- or t or Tennessee of about 150000 acresThQ land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make di shipping facilities handy Any oriiv Tmvimr n body ofland suitable or this purpose willplease com 1 nicate with the undersigned t giving price terms location and allparticulars v D G EDWARDS S7tT TT GP TAC- inclDnati 0 A Catholic Irishman Wile EH deraeg the Blade k Yesterday I met a man on a f street of Georgetown who smiled approachedtnot some tshowed me that he was an Irish yman He was not one of the with the ourang outang lip I on hire but was a curly headed tgood looking man He said tome I the Blade had been coming to him and he pulled out the money and paidme for it and said you must let it come on but I want you to let it come to me at the poormans rates I told him I would As soon as he called his name I knew about him He has worked on a turqpike until he made some money and he bought him a little home and a little farm and that man is prospering in the world and the chances are that he will be a valuable citizen and leave his family provided for not merely in means hut in a good nameIf man had lived in Lexington he would probably be a member of the have a saloon and be robbing his coun- trymeni of their hard earnings on turupikesand railroads by selling them mean whisky That man said to me I am an Irishman and a Catholic and you Ho giveony people the devil but everyword of it is true And- then he toldme that he was town to see a lawyer because he had gotten into a fight witha drunken Irishman who was doing him wrong and that it would cost- him 5000 Then he and I talked about pol 1itics andreligion and we agreed on religion just as perfectly as if we had been brought up in tho same church We agreed that it didnot make any difference where a man was born nor whether he was Catholic or Protestant or- what all it his religion did not rSmake him a sober honest man- who toll the truth and was fair in his dealings and tried to do good 5to his fellow men it was not worth anything- I have among my neighbors the country Catholic Irish people- andthere is just as true a friend L Ht t ship between us as thereis between onlytwodrunk he almost fell out of his market wagon while talking to me insisted that he was going to vegetablesjustamong my Irish neighbors some jtriousgood care of their widowed mothers for whom I have the verylittlecratic dudes who would look down upon these poor young fel lows In one of these families the myhorseswho has been educated in Ger many at a splendid institution and knows more than all the dudes in togetherlrue and true civilization will recog nize the superiority that young sapheadsways of fashionable life and who are not worth the salt they eat But your Catholic Irishsaloon keeper City Councilman is a bad citizen and if something is not done to squelch him and the infi del Dutch nihilist brewer this country is gone to the bowwOws The Democrats are afraid of the Catholic Irish saloon keeper and the Republicans are afraid of the infidel Dutch brewer and the Catholic Irish whisky olinger and the infidel Dutch beer jerker are picnicinYou can find plenty of preach prophetDaniel tions about red billy goats with brass horns and Bessemer steel hoofs and nickel plated tails on them and say that means the Catholic church but you cant find a preacher in Lexington nor an editor nor a politician who will dare denounce the fact that Catholic Irish saloonkeepers have demandedand received from cow ardly and contemptible Protestant Christians falsely so called a sep arate part of the public school fund for the edu cation of their Catholic children because they do not want their children to be religiously contam thingsindrenhear At the rate things are going in Lexington today in twenty five- years from now there will not a man who will dare to defend the Protestant faith on the streets ofI Lexington Any of these newspapers will skin Bob Ingersoll and me for being infidels and they will poke fun at any of the Protetant preaetfsbut cowadlyhead holyOatholicchurch When they get a good chance they can as at the ex pense ofPrttestiintmrchesand preachers as I am but they all jWhenthese churches with a high steeple and a cross on it and a plasterof Paris Saint Peter with the smoke house keys under his arm inside of it or When they meet one of these fat priests with his head shavedand his shirt collar on hind part before you see a religious reverence on these Protestant ink slingers that you never see at any other time Stick it to them old Catholic saloonkeeper I enjoy it as much as you do The hair of the dog is good for the bite IfThat is Religion Ill be Dif 1 Want any ofit BROADWELL Ky Sept 10 91 MB C C MOOREI have been reading your paper and have not sent you any money I am poor in purse but not as a Prohibitionist I have just read a short arti cle headed The last utterances of a discouraged Prohibitionist He has a right to be discour aged for there are thousands of temperance men and women who take the meanest whisky papers and pay for them and then say when asked why they do not take a temperance paper Oh I am not poorThat the devil got upand that is only one of the thousands of his make That dis couraged man spoke the truth I claim to be a Methodist but I have long since saidandwill not take it backthat I will not give a cent to pay a preacher who does not vote the straight Prohibit ion ticket for otherwise he is not Gods servant but the devils and ifany one of that class will argue the question with me I will prove to him that a whisky preacher is the greatest servant of the devil Just so with the mod erate drinker His influence is greater than that of the drunkard who wallows in the gutter We have a little Presbyterian preacher here and he votedwith us once and one of the wildest of our boys joined his church while he was carrying on a protracted meeting Soon after the election came off and that preacher voted for the whisky party The young man was watching him and to me if that is religion Ill be a q t d if I want any of it So that young man is out of the churchand votes the Prohibition ticket while the preacher votes the whisky ticket Now Isay that young man is the better man of the two for the preacher puns at the hypocritical endof the devils rope The youngman at the other but is clear of hypocrisyIwant conS tinned as you will see by the lowing You will find check in closed for 200 and I will be one of 1000 who will give 500 to be paid to you to keep the paper in existence It is worth all the papers in the state to me It has sand in its craw F M BAILEX That man is a Methodist and a Christian and he and I are just as certainly brothers as that the Siamese twins were He talks just like the New York Voice does the national Prohibition organ one of whose editors is a Methodist minister The Voice says the Prohibitionists should get out of tile whisky churches and start one of their own I am already out but lam ready to go into a church thatis conducted like one of those churches that we read about in the New Testament in the apostolic times if they teach in that church not only Prohibition but all the Christian virtues and good deed- am tired of the word in connection with religion I dont care what in the devil a man lieves so he does right payingwho does not vote for Prohibition had better put it in a rat hole or fightIout of the Presbyterian church and voted for Prohibition has sand in his craw and has not got a cotton string for a backbone as Sam J saysI Hess that used to be a New York saloon keeper and prizefighter He got ashamed of himself and went and told his wife he was going to be a better man KentuckyGeo Prohibition I do not know of what account Presbyterianunless it would be to kill him and use him for soap grease if he is as fat as they generally are Such a man is an ufflction to ciety He is a Christian Ifor rev greatdistillingis for whisky If he were to go whereIeaWjland goingtous by fanatical Prohibitionists andwont let us eat vinegar vinegarhasem Bro Bailey Saloon Keepers Infidels I have received a lougrambling scatterbrain kind of a letter from a party who signs himself Thomas 1 KyThomas as a devout Christian in religion while of his politics he says Now Bro Moore I am a Democrat but Im as good a Prohibitionist as you juginyour so called Prohibs do The rest of the utterances of his letter which is in a little finical hand writing with some mispelled words isJ intellectually in giveAnotheris that I can not find a minister who is in favor of the liquor traffic Thomas says that by mere accident one of my papers has fallen into his hand I wouldadvise him never to let that accident happen again for the first one seems to have hada deleterious effect upon him and I am satisfied that Bro Martins nervous system couldnot standa consecutive reading of the Blade for a monthI recommend to him something soothing in literature amongbooksdist among newspapers A few Presbyterian tracts on the Final Perseverence of the Saints taken goingtoof morphine without the danger contracting a habbit that you can not get over Bro Martin is fearfully exer cised over my theology He thinks I will never get to be a second Bob Ingersoll I think he is probably right in thatcon jecture There is a vein of facetious irony through his letter that is quite entrancing One extract from his letter I have thought would be of sufficient public interest to warrant me in publishing He says Do saloonkeepers- go to church If they do it is very seldom Ask the majority of them what is their religion theybelieve I j 0 J j fidels like yourself Bro Moore you ought not to be so hard on the members of your own relig ion My experience as a newspaper rcporterandmy reputation as an infidelwould probably make me know of every man in Lexington who is an infidel I think that wieu I was reporting for a news paper two or three years ago I knew of almost every man in the town who was willing to an nounce publickly that he was an infidelI knew but three saloon- keepers in Lexington who said they were infidels I went to all three of them and said to them that their business was thoroughly inconsistent with their claims that they did their own thinking and accordinglyTwo three voluntari ally quit the business and said they were ashamed of it andnot a great while after the third one was closed out by the sheriff but I believe he resumed the business The last was a Frenchman The other two were intelligent American born men One of whiskybutmodelman as anybody in Lexington Both of the latter are good friends to my paper and There is now only one saloonkeeper in Lexington tlfat would probably call himself an infidel He is now or in the last few years has been a member of the City Council LexingtonIHovers in Christianity and the most regular attendants at church are saloonkeepers They are largely Catholics With the exception Qf old Bro William Van Pelt who is a member of the Christian church and a regularfiveLexington are saloonkeepers and they arc the most prominent and influential and active men in their churchI not know but one saloonkeeper on earthor in hell for matteroufsideofLexingtonI tianity as devontedly as Bro Martin Col Pepper of Lexington is like Bro Martinla Prohibitionist 2Heand has a Presbyterian Sunday superintendper does not drink any whisky Too smart He knows what is in it A Young Lady who Likes the Blade and Wants My Beok The Rational View RICHMOND KY Sept 18 91 EsqDEAR Blue Grass Blade failed to reach us this mornt suspendedIAlthoughthere seems tobe to masses many objectionable points therein to me these were outweighed by the unobjection yWhatgiving and spiritualizingwords came to us the columns of the Blade expirebeforeyou are willing please send me a of your book The Rational Vivwin lieu of the Blade for that time This will more than me recompenses MlS3W E P MCALISTER a P S Should you ever edit another paper I am a subscriber for it W E P MCALISTERs goodletterlady with brains in her head than forty of them from some of these pious frauds that abuse me I might be a widower some of these times and I tile away letters like that lie Likes the Blade and Pays for it and The Rational HARDYVILLE KY Sept 20 91 JIfr C a Moore DEAlt SIR Enclose please find yourbooktime ago and 200 for the Blade which you have kindly sent me since I wrote you for a sample copy early in the Spring If I send two much and the Blade is this day hung up to be taken down no more place the rest to my credit on the C C Moore lecture fund and call on me for an necessaryBut your trade with Bro Neal and move on with the Blade I have read Bro Neals paper The Worker and like it very much We need just such a bold out spoken fearless paper as the Blade is in this rum riddcnstate of Ken tacky With Moore and Neal at the helm the Blade will have a bright antisuccessful future ao complishingmuchl good forIIGod and native landand tIle rising generation Dont get discouraged Bro Moore you admiring friends all over this z I I broad landof ours Your keenS little Blade is doing grand Keep it bright and shining Dot bang it up to rust Keep on Save the boys and the rising generation will call you blessed If the lives continue rne as a subscriber Youra truly JESSE RUSSELL A Chlristlau Minister who Does not want the Jllade Toned Down 812 W MARSHALL ST RICHMOND VA Sept 21 1891 DEAR MOORE Dont stop pub lishing the Blade Please dont stop It has evinced and dis played more moral courage than any paper in the United States You and Bro Neal write and con tinue the Blade Then you may have something ofa balance manybutanymodification or toning down in your writings No matter who is on the liquor side Blackburn Breckinridge or anybody else let them get out of the way of our civilization and progressL Sorry tha the Blade is Going to stop HAZEL GREEN Sept 2091 a 0 Moore DEAR SIR Find enclosed check for 100 balance 6n subscription- I sent you a dollar but have received the Blade more than six mouths If there is a little bal ance in favor it to I JjIgoing to stop but could hardly advise you to continue it in the somewhat dangerous state of Kentucky aa the Oregon editor puts it 8VeryWILLIAM LUSK Bro Lusk was a candidate on the recent Kentucky state ticket of the Prohibition party Texas Likes my Paper and WaRt my Beok BnBNHAM TEXAS Sept 17 9- 1iiia C Moore postalme your book If you stop the Blade you need not refundany I have got 200 worth ready trulyj Doi Like ray Infidel laper5 SHELBY CITY Sept 591- O Moore Lexington Ky youhayaperI Prohibitionist but not a i fidel and I think thatas nIfidelty overbalances the temper anc cause in your paper that lets me aut If you willsename you bill to date I will settle with nd then you will please dis contitheBladet W G HUBBLE I have told you repeatedly that I never sendbills to anybody If you dont know and dont want to guess at it let it go payitame to me in a hundred years I Think the Southern Journal Ought to Suspend While During the recent temporary suspepsion of the Blade I noticed pouringand everybody was givingit tatty and money until I got so jealous that the world looked as green as if I were looking at it through sore eye gogglessI fair that Bro Sawyer should sus pend his rantankerous old sheet fora while until Ican catchup Excursion to ItficholasTille Excursion tickets at low rates will be sold to Nicholasvillo and return by agents of the Queen Crescent Route and Louisville Southern R R during the races November 2 Sand 4 Tickets gooduntil November 5th for re turn Excursions to Augusta Georgia xpositionNovCrescent route at Cincinnati Lexington Louisville Vicksburg Jackeon and Meridian will sell tickets at how excursion rates for the round trip Ixiwell to the R are not tree Freedom doth not consist In musing with our taco toward the past petty cares anti crawling Interests twist The spider threads about us which jit last strong as Iron chains to cramp and bind mindeJ tc a y Good Convention Good Platform a Good Ticket n Uootl niop sign Nearly 400 delegates were present at the Nebraska Prohibition convention held at Lincoln Aug 5 not Including representatives from the county W 0 T Unions C E Bentley was reelected chairman of the State Committee with H 0 Bittenbender as secretary and H E George as treasurer DIevening session Though times are hard Nebraska600 was raised in a short time for the coming campaign ltingthein Lincoln The candidates nominated are Judge of the Supreme Court F W Richardson of Omaha Regents of the University Rev William Gorst of Neligh and Mrs Caroline M Wood platform opens with the usual acknowledgment that Almighty God Is the source of the just powers of government and declaration of allegiance to the National Prohibition Party Uncompromising planks fol low including this one r Laws should be enacted making it n felony for officers of any munici pam to barter away the public health or morals by permitting the maintenance of houses of immorality or vice on condition that a portion of the pro treasurybyplatform also favors Government ownership of railroads and telegraphs declares that further exten sion of time for the payment of the Pacific Railroad mortgages should be refused advocates prohibition and suppression of trusts and like Combinations favors the control by the Government of all corporations clares for the abolition of the Internal Revenue favors a graduated income tax says that taxation for State purposes should be so adjusted that each citizen and propertyowner shall con abilityfavorsno citizen should be deprived of the by reason of sex endorses the plan of electing President Vico President and United States Senators by direct vote of the people main systernPresidential electors should be by the Congressional District system excepting that each State should elect two at large and opposes all laws tending to the regulation of vice participatedrotary Thomas of the National Com mittco will upend the last days of the pninnnlcn In Nobraska PEOPLES Captiireil Again by Liquor Men and Inl e to the Peoples Good The proceedings of tho Ohio Peo SpringfieldAugustwere of considerable interest for the Prohibitionists Con Burckhauser the Cincinnati beer mnu was present and took an active and conspicuous part Secretory Robert Schilling of the National Committee known as a poisonal liberty mnn sat on the plat shapingthoTlid conventTonrs views of The liquor question are expressed thus We recommend the following reso lution to the National Convention for favorable consideration believing it to bo a National instead of a State issuer We believe that the solution of the liquor problem lies in abolishing thin element of profit which is a source of constant temptation and evil and we therefore demand that the exclusive importation exportation manufac turo and sale of all spirituous liquors shajl be conducted by the Govern meat or Stato at cost throughagen cies and salaried officials in such towns agondesIThis plank was fought by liquor men and is not included in the Ohio platform but is simply n recommenda tion to the National Convention George F Wushlnirno of baton Eastern member or the National Ex ecutive Committee of the purty in an suysthatthe demands the different States according to the strength of the Prohibition sentiment in them It is understood that there was a strong representation of Prohibition It is ulmost certain indeed that a majority would have indorsed a straightout Prohibition blank When Gubernatorial nominations were called for John J Ashenhurst Prohibition candidate for Governor was one of the men named There were expressions of protest and be HugoIroyerniittee rubbed Ashcnhursts names from the blackboard on which the nominees names were posted Proyer v libertyhampionsurprised people by becoming later ested in the Prohibition cause and writing articles against the saloon Mr Ashenhurst received flfteen votes in the convention but will re ceive many more Peoples votes at the polls in November Volney n Gushing of Maine is islorgllnlzlng workers Rev James E Reed Chairman of the Michigan State Prohibition Committee has resigned and Charles E Russell a wellknown business man of Detroit has been elected to suc cecil lila The Maryland Prohibitionists have campaignGrelltand tho State candidates are winning support by their able speeches The Prohibition papers of Ohio are to iiulto in an Ohio Prohibition Press Association for mutual consultation and helpfulness The National Pr hibition Press Association alt iiitl hold a convention soon and plan for the needs of the great battle year The New York Grand Lodge I O S T has just held its annual session at Thousand Island park with abont 1000 attendants The order has 755 lodges and 36270 members a gain of 13JC members during the year just passed C H Mend of the Silver Luke Qururtett is now u D D Friends will hereafter call him Doctor in stead of Baldy His more reverent it T J G01To FOK ANYTHING YOU WAST IX 1i CLOTHES UNDERWEAR ROSIER NECKWEAR KIITJACKETS SHIRTS SUSPENDERS GLOVES I COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRICES ALWaZS MOLL BoaCo- rner Main and Broadway GREAT BARGAIN SALEI OF FINE CLOTHING NO FIRE STOCK NO DAMAGED GOODS A large wholesale Clothing House recently failed in New York We purchased the goods at 50 cents on the dollar consisting of fine brown Scotch Cassimere homespun suits fine Dress suits fine Tricot suits and the most elegant line of fine Overcoats ever shown by any Clothing House in Kentucky Ulsters of Every Desciption oto Double Breasted KerseYiJOver oats BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND WORKMANSHIP COMEQUICKMake your selections There never has been such an opportunity before to buy first class clothing LOWS ees mm LEADING CLOTHIERS Lexington Kr =J JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN HARDWARE IRON STEEL NAIL- Belting Packmgr Lace Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WEST MAIN STREETLEXINGTON THE PRICES MARKED IN PLAIN FIGURES ON CLOTHING HATS SHOES ETC In our Show Windows tell their own tale Bear in mind that our 10 and 15 SVits and Overcoats OUT from 2 to 5 under the prices of any named in this town WE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND TREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT 10 A 21 MAIN BETWEEN MILL AND BROADWAY KIDD GRAVESDEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plain llardwa- eQTLEr GUNS AMTJ1TITIO1T MANTELS AND GRATES TILING Carpenters and Blacltsiiiilhs Tools Rope Chain Belting Pumps Churns Scales Coal Vases and Rods Fire Bird ages and House Furnishing Goods Barbed and and Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint LAMBETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E MaiD St Telephone 184 I Ir I t t M z i CJ t if5i o That Ungodly League Edito rial of the New York Voice The most significant thing that has ever occurred in Prohibition politics of which I know is that editorial of our national Prohibi tion organ The New York Voice on The ungodly league of the Church and Saloon and the sympathetic response from Pro hibition papers and Prohibition workers allover the country The substance of the editorial is that the church is the bulwark of tbe rum traffiic that Christians who believe in Prohibition should withdraw from these churches and either establish churches of their own or just live in the Prohibi tion party as being better than the church in its present form and use the money that they have been giving to churches for the Prohibition party It not only takes the position that no man is a Christian who votes with the old political parties but says of any preacher who is even silent on the Prohibition question that he ia not fit for a teacher of the people Nothing can be any more self evidently right than the whole tenor of the Voices editorial In all the church member Voters ot the United States there are twenty out of every twentyone who vote for the liquor traffic That the church thus becomes the bulwark of the liquor traffic is indisputable The Prohibitionist then who gives twentyone cents to the church gives twentycents to help the church beat Prohibition and one cent to help Prohibition beat the church and its ally the sa loonOne of the most efficient ways therefore to beat Prohibition is to strengthen the church by giving it money Of course we all know that our Prohibition voters are largely church members but the liquor voters are much more largely church members and if the fact that Prohibition voters have come from the church proves that the church is the friend of Prohibi tion the fact that allof these voters have come from the Demo cratic and Republican parties would also that those two rotten old political parties are friends of Prohibition If twenty out of every twenty one church members vote against Prohibition as they undoubtedly do if there are 5200000church aeu Toters in the United States and only 250000 of them vote for Prohibition then by mathematical demonstration the church is the enemy of Prohibi tion If all these Christian voters except 250000 vote as the liquor dealers want them to do then of course the church is thefriend and ally of the liquor dealer There is no use of debating that question any longer The papers published in the liquor interest never have any c6mplaint to make of the church They pick out the few scatter ing ministers and laymen who op pose the liquor traffic and these papers call them fools and hypo crites but they brag on the church and print the sermons of the who say anything against Prohibition- If there is any conscience in the churchsuch a withdrawal of Pro hibitionists from its fold would be the most efiective mode of arousing it If we have left the old political because they were corrupt and immoral and pledged to sup port the liquor traffic I can not see with what consistency Prohi bitionists can stayin the churches all of which are as earnest in the support of the liquor traffic Theres no sense telling about all the splendidresolutions that the different churches are in favor of temperance and Prohibition Its all popy cock and intended to humbug somebody just like the Republi can party passes temperance reso lutions The church people and the Republicans who pass the resolutions are but a lot of liars and at the very time they are passing them intend to vote for the liquor traffic at the next election- I can not conceive of a man who is a Christian for the sake of encouraging the Christian virtues and doing to his fellow men as not being a Prohibitionist I would love more than anything that I can imagine to see all Christians who are such simply for the good they can do combine in one great church to be called simply The Christian church and this proposition of the New York Voice for the Prohibitionists to combine themselves in a church is the first intimation I have seen for a nucleus for the reestablishment of Christianity for the pur for which it was intended by its founder I hope that Prohibitionists will withdraw their financialsupport from the present form of the church and devote it to the Pro hibition cause until they can or- ganizea church that is in keeping Christian code of morals J 1 Y I d tJ1 tt J j I WI Bro Neal of The Worker and I can not Edit the Blade Together In the last issue of the Blade I said that Bro Neal editor of The Worker and I would probably associate in the editing of the has been kind and generous in all that he has saul and done about going nto the arrangement- but I do not now think it would be best for us to do so and he says he will not be put to any inconvenience by anything that has been said or done if we do not now consummate the arrangement I believe he is a goodman and perhaps have no right to say that lie is not as honest in his religious convictions as I am But as an abstract proposition I believe I would be giving too muchof a sop to the Ecclesiastic Cerberus to subordinate my opinions to his when he is my junior in years and does not claim to be my senior in theologic or classic scholarship The whole country is full of editors of his theological views and I believe I am the only Rationalistic editor of a Prohibition paper in the world That a revolution in religious sentiment is brewing among Christians is to me quite as evident as that such a revolutionary sentiment is growing in politics These two sentiments are going hand in hand and they propose to accomplishnot only Prohibition but much more for the world These facntimente are going to be immensely more liberal than now The religion and politics of the future will consist in doing good to our fellow men and faith that is now the great matter in religion will be little regarded The trend of the most competent religious thought now is to divert the Christian religion of the miracle and supernaturalism that surround the teachings of all those great masters and to accept and practice and inculcate those moral precepts Which it teaches which are the outgrowth of ages andwhich now more than ever before are pressing their truth upon our acceptan- ceII not better express myself on this subjectthan 1 have done in the preface to my book The Rational View which says But as England and America to Lycurgus and Justinian and Blackstone a debt of for the civil law wliiclrnaturalis ratio inter omnes homines coasthuff which they did not invent but only compiled and codified so do we of this most enlightened e that the sun has shown upon owe to Jesus the carpenter of Nazareth gratitudefor highestinstitutions unicorn trademark is upon the English goods that comes to our shoresIUnfettered of the ignoronce and bigotry and superstition that an priestcraftlhas around the life of Jesus his char actor would today standout fresh and beautiful to every intel ligent man and woman as the picture of some great master just cleansed of the smoke of censers andwhitewash on the walls of some ivygrown cathedralof only would Bro Nealand I be uncongenialon the question of which is daily more andmore asserting itself in Pro hibition discussion and will be fore a great while split the churches but he and I would be sadly inharmonious on the ques tion of woman sufirage In a letter from him that I have just received he speaks ofwoman suffrage as a greater menace to homes than saloon- could not andwould not stand one single editorial utter ance of that kind in any newspaper on whichmy name was to ap pear as editor The man who can say that either does not appreciate that which is in saloons or that which is heautlfulm woman as I doIf there is any merit at all in my newspaper it is that I say what at the time I honestly believe ab consequencesIthat I thought did that and I think there ought to be one of that kind in the world What may be the outcome as a financial moral or politicalsue cess I do not know I would rather go down trying to do right than to succeed by a compromise With a conscience void of offense toward God or man Ican stand before the monument of the Great Commoner in our Lexington cemetery and placing my hand upon my heart lookup presentmentthat Iwould rather be right than Pres ident of the Huffman Mill Turn pike Company Jftf 5 I4t jf1lJ JW j 6Y A Christian who Believes that God Raised me up to Edit the Blade ToLtEsnoRO LEWIS Co KT Sept 4 1891 Mr 0 C Moore Dear Friend and Brother Pro hibitionistIseat myself to pen you a few lines in answer to your request in the B G B of August continuingtoWhile I think that you are the one to decide that I thought I wouldwrite you a few lines to let you know what I had to say on subjectI able to be ofany benefit to you so far as dollars are concerned but if my good wishes and prayers are of any help to you you can rest assured that you have them for I do think that you come nearer pleasing me as an editor than any man I ever readafter and I think that the people need your paper and that if you can you should continue to edit it I know ofno other man who could come any way near filling your place as editor Now do not think Bro Moore that I take you to be as pure and spotless as the little prattler on its mothers knee for I do not I think that you are like the rest of the human family after having grown to be men andwomen We have our faults but I think that your faults as an editor are verysmall and few in number as comparedwith other editors- I am satisfied from reading your gentlemantions and bold and fearless in the proclaimingand defence of the same And that is tho man that we need at this present time for an editor or leader of any kind But I am sorry to say that the ofidifierentway If they were things wouldnot be as they are today If the preachers of our land andnation were true to the profession they make and would vote as they pray the liquor traffic would go out of our country like dry stub ble before the fire But let us not be discouraged but press on for the darkest hour is just before dayI feel that with such men as you as editors the Prohibition longMy that you and Imy brother will be permitted to see the destruction of the accursed whisky traffic on the American continent for right is prevailWe reading of the Bible that the Almighty raised up men for special purposes and that all great and good men had their work to do and I do be lieve my brother that the God that made us and the people ol this nation made you as editor of the Blue Grass Blade until the pastI1 think that such will be the case that the people that are able to help you will come to your as sistance and you will continue your excellent paper in defence ot wronghastrust that your days like Hese kiahs of old may be lenghthenet out fifteen years and give you good time and opportunity to cor rect what errors you may have made in the excitement of the battle against King Alcohol Well I will close my remarks hoping my desire for you may come true And I trust that if we never meet in time we may meet in eternity among that number that have their robes washed white in the blood of the Lamb Truly Yours W H RUSIMANS While I have received the most substantialencouragement from some very wealthy gentlemen it is a fact that no poor man has for saken me as far as I know and only one woman has written me a discouraging letter I have received letters from the most cultivated and most pious women and clear down to the in mate of a house of ill fame all with the one exception expressing all kindness and good wishes for paperThe Rummans alonginHe does not read between the lines and find the poisonous religious doctrine with which Iam supposed to be laboring to infect the land My life is a wonder to me Why I the only son of a very rich farmer my life being princi pally passed in the retirement of a country home without an in stance of drunkenness in my fain ily to suggest it should now be absorbed to the neglect of business interests in this crusade against the liquor traffic while I am commonly spoken of as an infidel seems strange to me 1 feel in myself the lack of the genius and moral courage and persoverence to make me a hero in the strife but somehow I do feel that I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness Prepare ye the wayof the Lord and that there cometh dne after me the latchet of whose stoopdownThe times are portentous and i r T Hill uil1f I mighty issues struggle for birth Historyistalking just as they did when the great war chaldron was beginning to boil that resulted in the over slaveryThe is the greatest outrage that ever cursed tion The daily news from every point of the compass brings to us the accounts of the misery and degradation ruin and death and worse than deathhellon earth the fires ofwhich ate fed by fiends incarnate by the sanction of law the cries of the widow and the or phan appeal to heaven like the bloodof righteous Abel and bold and grand and good men are coming to the rescue of these innocent sufferers and this damned traffic will go down and its infamous defenders will bite the dust if it takes war and blood to do it In a little while everyman whose heart throbs in sympathy with the heroic Nazarene will come out from these churches the bulwark of this traffic in human organizedwith a Cross on it and this in famy and atrocity this outrage upon civilization this disgrace and stench in the nostrils of all true men will come to an end If the true men and women of this land do not combine their efforts against the clergy and politicians and editors who for base and mercenary motives are filling our cities and towns with these liquor hells kept by the lowest and most depraved and ignorant of the offscourings of Europe who are now controlling the affair of the state and grasping at the con trol of the church this govern ment will never celebrate another centennial religiousissues fore this stupendous sin which like the fabled bird of Sinbad spreads its black pinions from horizon to horizon and hangs like the pall of doom over the destinies of this country Similarity Between the Vote for Josiah Harris in 1S91 and assins M Clay 1851 From tho Southern Journal The vote for Maj Harris Pro hibitton candidate for Governor at the August election 1891 the last under the old constitution was 3293 The vote for Cassius M Clay Abolition candidate for Governor of Kentucky at August election 1851 the ltheI under the old constitution 3261 In twelve years after Jhat election the emancipation p la matiotTwpa signed Aflaaiiosft student of political conditpns I am inclined to believe thaj in twelve years more the Prol bi tionists will win I DJTnom Wants me in the lecture Field A long good cordial letter rom Bro Whaley at Cynthiana Kentucky wants to entertain m4at theSileCiturefieM The Worker The letter closes as follows- I see so much in the Blade that ought to be said elsewhere as well that I can but commend it very largely I never was a milk myselfChristianity whiskywill not mix any more than oil and water I couldwrite you Bro Moore readingitThe halfhas not been told fraternallyS Bro Goddtjrd fur the Blade Bightsc WILDWOOD KY Sept 16 91 BROTHER MOORE Notvith standing you will not issue my letters come to see me at my home or meet me at your office in Lexington I write you to say that if you and Bro Neal will unite in continuing the Blade you can put me down for vecopies and a transferring ofmy stock in the old Blade to the new Blade Yours as ever for Prohibition and womans rights and more es pecialy womans rights W W GODDABD But suppose Bro Neal had said in the Blade as he did to me in a letter that he thonght woman suffrage ea greater menace to homes than the saloons what would you have said Bro God dard Andwouldnt the Blade have caught it from Mrs Sawyer ofLondon and Mrs Henry of Versailles aud Mrs Clark of Mra Henryspeaks of Prohibition and woman suffrage as The twins They are regular Siamese twins When you cut them apart they will both die Three heers for Prohibition and four of them for woman suffrage 7 f S AMINUISANCE YORK THE I the Liquor Traffic Crime ProducerS It It n ICttlniire Can the Legislature Eerier the Public Welfare It Llceme Coiutltutlonalt Special Correspondence LeagueIsvery Interesting to social reformers As is well known the League intends to attack in tho Courts tho constitu tionality of liquor license and revenue laws and already some cases have been started with a view to test the John Lloyd Thomas of followingletterof the land and to a number of statesmen EastTHth Street NEW Juno J DEAR Sm The U S Supreme Court in tho ease of California vs Christiansen declared as follows Thero arc no inherent intoxicatingliquorsof a citizen of a State or of a citizen of tho United States In the same decision the following statement was made Tho statistics of every State show a greater amount of crime and misery attributable to tho use ofardent spirits obtained at these retail liquor saloons than to any other source Leaguebeliovcs liquortraffic safetythatwhile advancing insurance charges and increasing taxes necessary to pav hospitalsthis traffic The League holds tho opinion that such effects general in their operation constitute such a traf fic a public nuisance The United States Supreme Court has also declared in Stono vs Mississippi No Legislature can bargain away tho public health or the morals The people themselves can not do it much less their servants Government is organized with a view to their preservation and cannot di vest itself of the power to provide for them On these grounds the National Anti Nuisanco League proposes to test in the courts the constitutionality of Nationaland State laws licensing or obtaining a revenue from tho aforesaid traffic This purpose is encour aged by able lawyers in all parts of countryWill answer the questions on tho enclosed circular and return it to the office Our object Is to secure a consensus of opinion from the ablest lawyers in tho land not only for our own information but for tho purpose ot public enlightenment Unless for bidden we would like to publish your opinions over your own name Trust Ingyou will consider this mutter of such grave importance as to justify an early reply wo are Yours respectfully SecretaryWThe following are the questions asked jln this LEGAL IjJQoea your legal obaorraUon boor out tho SupremeCourtcrime and misery attributable to the use of ardent spirits obtained at than to any other source1UBC Chris tiansen 2 you boilers that such effects when trace to a particular business would constitute It under the common law a pubUc It not an Injunction lIotorestrain such a business L In ot the US SO decision In Stone vs namely legislature can bargain away the public health or the public morals could a license or revenue law be pleaded cgaluat aucli an injunctions you believe the laws licensing and Ing tbe Liquor Traffic aro Constitutional and awaytheConstitution In licensing tho Liquor Ira A largo number of interesting re plies have been received some of which have already been printed Itis worthy of note that only three per sons answer the first question in the negative and the reply of Congressman Hayes of Iowa Is an example of them all HosnysuNo Any such statement is patent nonsense rot as any observer of criminal matters the other hand hundreds of the leading lawyers exjudges and strongestterms JudgeWilliamIs a fair specimen of the replies to this question He 8asuMost as suredly It is a conservative statement A careful study of the question for years lends me to the conviction that double the amount of crime poverty disease and pauperism is due to intemperance than to all other sources combined John W Kendall Esq of Ken tucky mites on this point As a practising lawyer for twentyfive years and prosecuting attorney ten years I will say that more crime and misery is attiibutable to the use of ar dent spirits than all other causes The answers to the other questions vary widely To tho surprise of the investigators most of tho correspond oxpressedbybusiness which is responsible for such results is a nuisance and that license and revenue laws cannot be pleaded proceedingsHon Wm M Price a Hancock and English elector and now a prominent lawyer in Western Pennsylvania is a fair example of these replies Ho writes 2 I s Withot doubt 4 Not successfully if the Court does not reverse itself 5 I do not beliovo such laws Con JustfledA few well known lawyers however take tho ground that it is tho province of the legislature to define a nuisance legislaturescategory of public nuisances But other able lawyers maintain that the dictum of the Supremo CourtuNo publicheulththat the legislature may transcend its powers or mistake its functions and that the Courts may overrule such ac point has been brought out clearly In the Investigation The most conservative replies indicate the conviction that if tho effort of the League fails it will not bo because of tho conservatism prejudice favor or fear of the courts One lawyer claaea big letter with Jj1 4 0 aiu partv In power Is favorable to such legislation and the judqos hold their offices by the grace of such party such judges will not decide said laws unconstitutionalThis but tho League Is determined to test the matter and see whether tho U S Supremo Court will recede from its past declarations W Jennings Domorost tho Prohibition philanthropist gives the movement ltis heartiest support In tho meantime the Prohibition Party will work on toelect a party to power which will repeal the odious and unconstitutional laws which raise revenue from tho crime disease and peopleThe as fairly representative of the different replies Ex Congressman Richard Vaux of Philadelphia Penn pauperism2 Tho Common Law has been crucified between the selfishness of civilization and avarice 3 Legislation has mado such havoo of Law that it is now found in the prejudices and ignorance of Courts 4 That depends on the parties in tho suit 5 As to the Constitution it Is only now invoked to justify courts in their constant violation of tho letter and spirit of that instrument From Hon Henry Stockbridge of Baltimore M It does 2 I do not believe that it Is so traceable tis to constitute it a public nui san co At Common Law by common sense and socially and morally it is a nuisance Tile last answers this 4 I think it could but there are plenty of thoroughly temperance Judges beforo whom such an issuo could be tried Try it 5 I know ot no constitutional provision with which they conflict it A Constitution cannot justify anything that is unjustit may permit many wrongs to exist There are many things permitted Constitution which legislatures oughl not to do From exSenator Henry W Blair Yes 2 It ought to be held If it should be so held by the courts remedy would be indictment and by injunction 4 There must be a public opinion which will choose legislatures and create courts which will treat the liquor traffic as an outlawed thing They ought not to be held to be constitutional Public opinion as manifested in written law musj be changed Your agitation by prosecu tion will help to create that opinion I hope that it will secure favorable decisions from tho courts Fron tho Hon John P St John Yes 2 Yes Yes 4 No Ihave claimed for more than twenty years thut all saloon licenses are void All such license or tax for bovor ago purpo e are absolutelyvoId arid The Great lIonopol The question of prohibition con corns a monopoly far greater and more powerful than any other we monopolythatbusiness ai d wo are paying it not less than 9000000000 a year directly and not less than 500000000 morefor the burdens it creates And what gooddoesshoes the tailor clothes the farmer food but what does the liquor interest produce It ruins homes breaks mothers hearts degrades citizens and Is everywhere a curse It steals our boys and makes wrecks of them It elects its own mayors councils rep resentatives Senators members of Congress and even the President it elected Cleveland in 1881 and rather than kill the Republican party by another defeat and so pro squarelyitand tho present administration has proved more friendly to the liquor In terest than any other we have over had as the record ot his appointments showDr John A Brooks at WffiimanticItecruite for Hum The annual immigration for the last fifteen years has averaged about 500 The number landing during the year ondjngTune 30 was 555496 and increase of twentythree per cent over the year beforo the largest in crease since 1880 AVoshington Sentinel Organ of the National Brewers Association Aug 15th It Is the holy duty of every man who loves this country wants its liberties and free institutions preserved and puritanical dopotism destroyed to see that all emigrants of such that have neglected to do so heretofore take out tho necessary papers in order to become naturalized In every city town and village there ought to be a purposeItat tho ballotboxWashingtonSen IngalU Tell Some Truth dIngallstion expresses what has boon said so Comingfrom betakensaysuFoI fear of offending the radi offendingtho distillers todnyabout Prohibition not one This Is John J Ingalls who was one of the public men referred to It Is no more pntent to observant men that this Is so because John J Ingalls has itSupposingabout prohibition Would bo tho nominee of the republican party the ClevelandWhen men say liquor traffic some one is hit every time There is not peoplenorof such magnitude It makes it no more tho truth because a prominent itcloserhome questionsubsideIntoLover Maine Liquor 1ien Arrested Alderman Henry Hines and four other wealthy residents of Lewiston Me wore arrested recently charged wiMi attempting to bribe Deputy Rum Sheriffs Odlin and Larrabio not to interfere with them in the liquor mixiare J t t1 37Viiti so H W ALDENBURG ARCHIIEOI and SUPERITET 10J West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented by J R SCOTT VICTOR BOdAEET REPAIRINGAN- DManufacturer of Jewelry 15 East Short Street LEXINGTON KENTUCKY 7 J ESTABLISHED 1833 HIRAM SHAW Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Helsv CIpS FaNcy Furs e GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas Ac No 18 East Main Street LEXINGTON KY The S P Gross Artificial Stone and Paving Company- Office and Warerooms Nos 131133 135 E 6th St DE3xI3qGToN XZLayers of Cement Work Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamondwalk Plain Flagging Malt Houses Slaughter Houses Ice Houses Cellars Any kind of Tiling laid Vases rain Tile Carriage Steps and Cis tOrn Tops Lawn Walks and Pavements a specialty All kinds of GutterilaggincrSewer 1 Dealers in all kinds of Sand I English and German Portland Cement etc Plaster Paris and Lime guaranteedTheS P GROSS General Manager Painters Materials aud Supplies Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to notify my old patrons and friends that Iwill individually continue my business at No9 NORTH BROADWAY in this city And will keep on hand a full supply of Painters Materials consisting of Glass Leads Brushes and everything in that Department I will contract to do House Painting in the most ap proved style and will furnish bids on short notice M N BASS BB BEATTY Fencing Contractor FeRclugTHE FARMERS FRIEND PICKET FENOE 4 HekeepsGatosWoodand Flat Rails Terms Cash Inside of 30 days add 8 per cent additional on all booked counts D H BEATTY JilH WlfHl SON Undertakers and Embalmers CHARGES REASONABLE ESTOfllcc Telephone 122 Residence Telephone 21 RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one north ofPhoenix Hotel from Limestone to WalnutIIIKTIIDID GRAVES DEALERS IN Ornamental BF onz It and Plain Hardware CUTLT GUNS AXTJITXTIO1T JYIANTELS AND GRArtES TILING BeltingPumpsBird Cages mind Furnishing Goods and N and Smooth Wire and ReadyMixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E Main St Telephone 184 i i