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Digital page images are linked to the text file. o J 7 A1i t lt7 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE= Vol II No 19 d Lexington Kentucky Saturcljay November 7 1891 Subscription 2 a Year United Sweetness of Presuyic riaiiism mul Whisky LEXINGTON Sept 9 91 Mr C C Moore DEAR SettI have readwith i upty re especiallyMcomplete while you leave un touched John Pew the Superin tendent of the Sunday school o the First Presbyterian church j regular attendant at prayer m- eetling prays loudly in public and to mi eldership in the church but they have not quite cheek enough to elect him while Pppersdistillery r Just think of his running a distillery six days in the weekand a Presbyterian Sunday schoohon seventhI it SUBSCRIBER was foreor I would rather have you sign your name and look like you were not afraid but I publish this caUse I personally know the main supposeitj Yes its a sweet combination to be a superintendent ofa Sunday school and the superintendent ofa distillery at the same time publishedhow trouble by drinking the whisky that the Colonel and Bro Pew upThere is onlyone other class of business houses in the world that is so damnable as a Lexington distillery and that is a shebang like that First Presbyterian church that puts a hireling at the head of a Sundayschool to let them absorb his liquor traffic ideas i iJ the name of religion Bro JeW aside from his busi ness is a nice man and so is Col Pepper and for that matter so was Jesse James But I would forty to one rather see Col per in the pulpit of the First Presbyterian church and a man at the head of the Sundayschoolwho by precept and example would teach the boys of Lexington the danger of whisky than to have it as jt is now If Col Pepper were in the pulpit there would not be any hypocrisy in him and the people he would talk to would be oldenough to look out for them boysjustimpression on them The literary genius that has made me a bloated bond holder as editor of the Blade came very near being diverted in my early cuttingboxesMy first Sundayschool teacher made cutting boxes That First Presbyterian church with a distillery superintendent at the head of its Sundayschool is a worse institution than Col Pep distilleryThe does its business open and above board It deals 1il full grown men and nobody is fooled by it Col Pepper in his late published letter about his brother has been candid enough to intimate xo us pretty plainly that he is too smart to drink his own whisky Bro Pew however its an honest man can not lure to teach the boys in his Sundayschool that they ought not to drink whisky lie has no right to take Col Peppers money for mductiug his distillery and then try to breakdown the Colonels business un derhandedly by teaching the boys that they utt not to drink the Colonels whisky And I will bet he would not dare to teach tho- serhlsi that they oughi not to drink anybodys whisky It would take a cheek Ijke a government mule for him to do so and Col Pepper ought to fire him ns high as a roc et it Bro Pew says a word against whisky drinking If Bro Pew is a consistent man and a loud prayer he ought in his closet and publicly to ask God to help him to make good whisky anda heap of it and help Bro Pepper to sell it No Christian man ought to git his living at the hands of another roan unless he is willing to ask God to bless that man in his business It is sad to think how the youths of our land are being systematically educated in whisky drinking but so far as the churches are concerned I do not care a snap for them It these inebriate asylums they put whisky in everything that a man eats and drinks until he gets tired of the smell ofwhisky I want it that way in Lexington Its in politics and religion and I dont care if they set a barrel of whisky on the communion tables every Sunday and give every fel low as much of it as he can swal low It would make a boss re LexingtonAll eommunitfn every Sunday at least once and may be several times o1ybutthat would get up and march out when they the hymn just forecqtnmunion tonsmntcautstwoulil smell of it In one sense of the word it looks a little rough on Prohibition to make a Sundayschool superin thearun may rightlaceNow what I have said here is going to cost me 200 beside the type setting in it Bro Pew has paid me for the Blade just up to this time but it will be a cold day when I get another 200 out of him May be one of Elijahs ravens willcome sailing along or one of Peters fish come swimming up the turnpike witha couple of dol lars in his mouth It seems to me that if I were the cause of a marts losing 200 I would try to make it up to him I ought to have waiteduntil Bro Pew had paiduP for next year and then printed this mans note A Sew York Christian who Wautti Prohibitionists to get out of the Churches and use Their money for Prohibition Bro A Cobb one of the most active Prohibitionists in his part of Kentucky writes me a letter enclosing one from New York The letters are as follows OWENTIN KY Sept 9 91 Tt V C Moore Esq DEAR SIR Yon will find closed a tract that chows what iu effect the course that the church members are pursuing is having on good men who are conscientious about the whisky traftiic While I think he has taken extreme grounihHn thematter I know that the way things are goy ingall have a tendency to exert a wonderful bad effect on the churchesI a letter from same man to me You can put them to any use you JYoursA Cotta FKANKLIN DELAWARE Co N Y Aug 27 1891 Mr A Cobb Owcnton Ky DEAR SIR AND BROTHER Your article Gone Back in The Beacon of July 28 has a hearty endorsement byme except I can not make claim that I have gone back but I do know by the step I have taken that I have gone ahead So I believe you can and do sec that instead 01oJr having gone back you have taken a long step ahead The attitude of the socalled Christian church to the liquor license party should be a suffi cient cause for every Prohibitionist to seveI his connection with the church and to educate and urge every person to never enter its fold I couldnot be reconciled in my conscience while I remained in the church after I saw how com pletely subservient it was to the liquor license party To remain in that organization and give it my moral and material support was an endorsement of its attitude to the gigantic crime of crimes besides I saw that Iwas clearly to that extent ofmy ability and counccionperpettlaing- that curse which I was laboring to suppress I know Iam often told by some who are superficial inc thought and investigation that I could have held m relation with the church and yetbe free from the responsibility what others of the members and that I ought to stay in the churchand help purify it etc Christ had such logic presented to him but he said he must build anew from the foundation and that to have gone into the Jewish churchwould have involved him in the Bins of that church and the perpetuations thereof Did you ever think the result if every Prohibition man and woman steploutvast volume of mone they now give to that tion into Prohibition organizl1 Along the whole line many Prohibs who are about to step out and up from the liquor party church Such a step would be followed by a progress to the Prohibition party such as has not been seen since its organization I believe we will make but little progress in many ears unless we go forward from the church Did you ever think of Moses and the history of the Israelites The North wing and the South wing of the M E churchsep slaveryThof organizations when decent peo pIe must separate from them and TheIeisstitution against the approach of criminals than to keep the moral standard of that institution high above this class The church will never rise above the controlling influence of the dominant political parties anti the former will adopt the same corrupt methqds to live as do the practicallythe same as does the liquor license partySome will point me to the strongantilicense resolutions adopted b the different church conferences as some arguments against my position but to offset I ask how do you vote Unless the resolution is art indication of what you will do or will not do at the ballotbox you will make yourselves the greatest frauds by offeringand adopting such resolutions Any way you can fix it liquorlicensebrother work shoulder to shoulder with me to educate the people fo haye no affiliation with the un thingThe party and the W C T U are a good enough aud safe enough home for me for the present I send you a few copies of my printed views which I entertain of the socalled Chris tian churchYours truly D W GRANGER Thems my sentiments as the prayerTherespolitics and good business in what saysWe our satisfaction atleast that Prohibition is right and therefore any church that Qpposes it must be wrong and we should act accor IHre resolutibiisrpassed by the churches in favor of Prohibition are exactly like the declarations of the Republican party on subjectThey resolutions against the liquor traffic and the very people who draft the resolutions intend at the time to vote for liquorIt a very easy matter to demonstrate that the church is the enemyof Prohibition There are 5200000churche member voters in the United States andonly 250000all total who vote for Prohibitions and all the rest vote against it In other words when one churchmember votes against the liquor traffic there are twontI church members who vote When a man gives twentyone cents to the church twenty cents of it go to keeping up the liquor traffic and one cent goes toward it down A Prohibitionist who gives anything to the support of the church furnishes a stick to break hs own head If you do not think this is a one sided transaction just try the experiment of asking any church to raise money to help the Prohibition party They will raise money to build fine churches and pay big salaries to fancy preachers and buy them gold headed canes andwatches or to send them to the sea shore or Europe or Palestine or the devil but you ask anyone of your churches to make an aproppriation to assist the Prohibition party to save the women andchildren from all the horrors of the liquor traffic and they will laughat you If the Prohibitionists in every state would give no more to any church and give all to the Prohibition party that they have been giving to the churches we would ampleipurposes and if anything would bring the churcher to their senses that would 1 believe another irrepressible conflict has begun and that it willend in war just like the slavery question did Slavery was no infamy at all compared with the liquor traffic It onlen slaved the bodies of men and women and children but it had many redeeming features But therois not one single pali ating future in the liquor traffic numeriIltosubmit to the liquor powers ut when the Prohibi 8 tionists get stronger in certain lo cali ties they may resist by force the locating of saloons in their midst which have gotten their licenses and it will begin like the war against slavery did in Kansas and at Harpers Ferry Wives and mothers and sisters will incite men to arms to save their husbands aril sons and brothers The country is fullof good woman who are outraged and indignant beyond expression at the contemptiblecowardice of the men who encourage the liquor traffic Women lead the men in the French Revolution and twice lately in Missouri the women have marched on saloons and but tered down their doorswith axes and destroyed their contents and fixtures and the courts didnot punish them They will do it again some bigbullshoot some of them and then we will have it The decent people will be brought to their senses and saloonkeepers will have to get away And when once the goforasthey did for the old JBastile I hope there will never he a liquorrimyanother war would be better than what we now have The four years of war that did away with slavery were better than slavery and the people it killed and the misery it created were nothing conlpared to what the liquor traffic doingAll America the Prohibi tionistsare indignant against the churches ond calling on all good people to et out of them just as the Abolitionists did before the warYou will hear men laugh and ridicule such an idea as I am sug laughthatand amuse themselves at the idea that the slaves would ever be freed They killed Lovejoy in Illinois Yirginiabutists The liquor men have already killed three Prohibitionists- and thrown eggs and stones into pollsThe never forget that and it will make- brave women want to vote The liquor traffic has to goi peaceably if possible but otherwise if necessary Ilogot the Wrong Mary POI OROVE KY Sept 18 91 Mr Moore DEAR SiRI see from your last weeks paper that you are going to discontinue the publication of readingIyour getting Brother Bob Neal to join you in editing and publishing the Blade I think the partnership will be a very good one for by Brother Neals inspection of your pieces before they go to the hands of the printer two bad words beginning with tIwill either be entirely erased or abbreviated You are too highly cultured a gentleman not to know that under ordinary circumstances it is wrong to use words in writing which you expect to be read by ladies when a mere regard for etiquette forbids the use of such words in female I like your uncompromising Prohibition sentiments yet seriously object to the im pure and irreverent way in which you speak of Jesus Christ In youinot weave a story Christ with Mary Magdalene In still another issue you said you didnot believe that the birth of Jesus was owing to a liaison of God with a woman Now if you have no regard for the Christian religion have some respect for the feelings of those who look upon Jesus Christ as the Savior of mankind I owe you for a years subscrip Hon which I witsend you a check for after the first Saturday- in October if you will send me a bill of the exact amount Very trulyIwish I couldsay ChristiAnlyyours JOHN B INOELS MY DEAR BROTHER The me chanical get up of your letter is exceptionally good your spelling accurate your punctuation good and vour syntax all right with one- exeliltion Vhat in the devil did you want to put in that wordy f for in that sentence beginning While I like your etc If you are a Prohibitionist please learu to spell Prohibition with a big P and I wont be so much tempted to use the little The language to dIlude was nut used circumstances Col W C P LymanAbbBrooklyn New York respective ly and two of the most prominent Presbyterians in the United States had gone all the way to Kansas to the saloon men heat prohibition The New York organ of Pro lubih n saidu11ra want some sanctified cursing done and saidamn such men and I twit not take it buck it it ruins the Blades I am not much sanctified bul I anvtm ordainedminister and iiejthofr the church nor the state IfalUetcl revoked my license as like your iridescent namesake from Kansas I am ou of a in theology as he is in statesmanshipWlvle about it if you want to pay me for my paper the price irthe same old thing 200 a yea you are a poor man and Wen it 100 You knew that mindought to know that Ido not aot ttanybills studyingas transparent to me as a piece of glassThejre in your whole letter that breathes the religionYouwanted to do good and make somebody happy You knew Iwas in a fearful minority in this country and that even people who think as I veryfewfellow that got Jesus Christ cru arguetheyelled Ut Crucify him You object to my that Jesus Christ was not born ofa liaison of God witha woman Your language seems to indicate that you think he was so born You have got sense enough to know that no womanever hada child o which a Goflora ghost justtalkiugbecaiis other people around you thingJesu himself son of God but he pointed other wen who were trying to do gooda d said to them Now are ye the tons of God and he taught all o1s followers to speak ofic God as tOur Father You tlont know much about theN y Testament and the story of Jest h else when I spoke of Jesus a loving Mary the sister of Lazarus who was a pure beautiful mind sweet woman you would not have confounded her with Mary Magdalene a fallen but penitent woman It would take too long to explain to you what was implied in my mention of Gen Lew Wai laces having left out of Ben Hurr the love story of Jesus and Mary the sister of Lazarus I will quote you from my book The Rational Tiwpage 356 what I have there saidon that subjectIt as follows On the other hand the utterances of Jesus and Paul seem rather to disparage matrimony though seems to have loved Lazarus and I think it eminently to his credit to say that his love of Lazarus was perhaps no little enhanced because Lazarus had two pretty and bright sisters that entertained him nicely the one presiding in the parlor and the other in thd kitchen when he Iioutuntil the next morning where the attractive Mary sat and listened long to the beautiful ideas that Jems enunciated his conversation and with a rapture more ex DeBIdemonIt has always sounded to me like a story of a human love for a human woman who was not the genuinehumanity a little gallant partiality for the probably younger and brighter and prettier sister who sat in the parlor and talked to him while her more domestic and homespun sister was busy moreI kitchen and really making a sac rifice for his personal comfort by getting him a nice supper of bread and cakes and lamb and fish and milk and honey while she wor ried herself forks potIhookswere lbl about in the parlorSTo say that Jesus was touched with a feeling of our intirmitiesj does so mind the impression of his 1m inanity as this story of his admi ratiou for Mary which shows him to have been alto touched with the feelingof this most beautiful Lj human sentiment the apprecia inwoman While you call that impure and irreverent some good and pure woman will send me a dollar to storyUnto are pure Honi soit qui mal y pense ProIaged and says with Peter I go a Fishing CONFIDENTIALLY Esqt In response to your enquiry in the Blade I shall continue to pay you the 200 fo next year should you continue t paperIdecidedly of the opinion that we should make new issue in Kentuckythat of suppression of the saloon- I find a great many men of both parties who would cooperate with us to that extent and though we can not anniliilutethe evil we may restrain and curtail it within narrower limits Yours fraternally My dear Brother you are a smart man and a good man and you anti I agree about religion and until you wrote that letter I thought we agreed in politics but those fellows have fooled you Just as soon as they could get us to compromize on only closing the saloons and jerk wide open the throttle valves of the distil leries and breweries and groceries and drug stores they would begin to say that there would be just as much drunkenness and murder as if the saloons were running and that we might just as well let the saloons get at it too and use the license they pay to build school houses and churches and send the gospel to the heathen along with the rum we are sending them ands in less than one year there would not be a greasy spot left of Prohibition in United States and the whole business would be deader than the iridescent Ingalls said the beIforeStaten Island lie about it There richehigh toned farmer Christians who dont want the saloon because they take theirs out of a jug and a keg of beer sent from Cincinnati to local option Nicholasville in a barrel is a heap cheaper at 150 than the 150 drinks in that keg at 5 cents a schooner No Sir if I am going to take any part in this contest I want it thejblackcompromisesI tem then let them annihilate wouldrather be usIannihilated trying to do right than to be almost so with the knowl edge that I had helped to bring the evil on myself From a 001 Old Lad ESCULAPIAX SPIUXUS KY jMrDEAR BROTHEK I should have written to you sooner had I been able I Will just say that I have no cash claims against you I am thankful that I have had the priv ilege of sharing with you in the great cause of Prohibition which triumphI Consider me a subscriber to your united effort with Bro NealI which undoubtedly will be a success Yours affectionately MRS M G RUN The Worker says I am not as haughty as I Seem to be C C Moore of the Blue Gras Blade entered our siictum uneX- pectedly lasr week Though we hadnot met him for over twenty years we knew him and to his surprise called him byname IIlis 53 years sit lightly upon his and physicallyspeaking he is a magnificent type of Ken1 tuckymanhood His manners are polished and in social conversation there is not a trace of Roar ing Ralph style that pervades the tripod and Moore in the social circle are as different type of men as Stevensons Dr1 Jekyland Mr Hycle- rhile we abominate what he calls his rationalistic views of Christianitywe admire his fearlessness and independence andI takeoff our hat to his ability as an advocate of the Prohibition cause His visit huda business s phase that may mean much to the cause of Prohibition in the state About that anon Programme of Fair PRICES ON FANCY DRY GOODS This Week WHITE GOODS Still go at cost Our stock yet contains many beau tiful designs in White and Black Flouncings LADIES SHIRTS At 125 150 175 and 200 The Vas sar is the only perfect ladies shirt made CORSETS Ventilating Corsetsat SOc 85c and one 100 popular brands of Corsets from 25c to 350 CORSET WAISTS EquiposeoUMBRELLAS A good umbrella for 75c a better one for 90c or 100 Splendid Glorias with Oxydized Handles for 1 50 175 200 and 250 Fine silk Um brellas from 300 to 500 TAYLOR HAWKINS No7 W Main Street THOMPSON BOYD Manufacturers of FINE SADDLES HARNESS RACf AND TROTTING EQUIPMENTS A SPECIALTY J NO 53 EAST MAIN STEEET LEXINGTON KY 20c II- THE GAILY COURIER Ej RNALI THE LOUISVILLE TIMES 10 VESlS PER WEEK Will be delivered at your residence every day for 20c r wee or 25c nor week for Daily and Sunday Give your order to J HUB PBATHBB Agect 130 EAST MAIS STREET ROBERT KEMEDY SUCCESSOR T- OcURNITURECO1KNOXVILLE Wholesale and Retail Dealer in all Kinds of fURNITURE MS PICTURES1ETCI Goods Sold on Weekly or Monthly Payments 51E Main St Lexington Ky Kaufman Straus Co 12 EAST MAI S STKEET New goods are now arriving daily Laces and embroideries are crowdingour shelves from the 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 ex amining our stock of these goods Early Spring Woolen Dress Material NoClt the rarest and oddest of patterns new entirely frogandP 50c tol per yard A new line of spring shades Ilcnritttas just opened new colors no change in price in spite of the additional duty on them WASH GOODS- f ust received and put in stock a quantity of fine Zephyr Ging haUls all new patterns and coloring moceslpin stripes and 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 new designs estimated to be worth 15c our price is lOc LADIES MUSLIX 1M E1CWEAK SPECIAL SALE Forty dozen Childrens Muslin Drawers six button holes patent- faciugat lOe a pair worth 20c Ladies Mother llother Hiibbard Gown good muslin well trimmed at ZiSc thev are worth sac Lakies Muslin Drawers Pratt of the Loom Cotton deep hem and tucks above 22c worth 40c Ladies walking skirts deep Cambric rnflle at 49c worth i5c- New Spaing Hosier for Ladies and Gents We were fortunate in securing many cases of Ladies Cotton Lisle and Silk Hose in both black und fancy prior to the going into eilect ot the administrative bill and our prices thereon will show how these early purchases ben fit our customers Ladies regular made fast black Hose regular price now 35c we still have them marked 25c Ladies black and colored Lisle Hose worth We still otter them at 40e nowI40c at TOILET AKTICLES Colgate Turkish Bath Soap a full dozen for 50c till Glycerine different sorts at 42c per box Espeys Cream genuine article 20c Vasaline in bottles at lOc Ammonia for household purposes only lOc per quart bottle KAUFMAN SIRIUS ft CD L- It I get the Cold Shoulder Close at Home GEORGETOWN Sept 15 1891 C C Moore Esq MY DEAR FRIEND When I wrote to you last week I didnot suppose that the Blade would liKelysuspend so soon in fact I hadno evidence that it would suspend at all and yet I am not surprised You remember that in the conversation 1 hadwith you last spring I stated that I did not believe that any paper could succeed permanently that openly opposed the Bible and its teach ings and I say now frankly and candidly that I do not think it ought to succeed if we keep be fore us the best interest of hu You differ with me pn that pomtbut 1 do not prbposfrlo discuss that question now Possibly that is one of your mistakes you ought to confess to your good wife like all honest men ought to do and promise her in the sight Of high Heaven that you will strive God helping you never to make that mistake again 1 should like very much to see you at an early day and have a con ference with you I now expect to leave home Wednesday after nightIcause of Prohibition and feelsad that we should lose so able an advocate if properly regulated Very Truly osJ J RUCKER This is the only letter that I got that wasreally discouraging to meI got one from somebody some whereI forgetthat scored me like the dickens about my theol ogy but he said in his letter I am as good a Prohibitionist as yo are but Ivote the Democratic ticket That let him out Then I got one from a Mr F KyHet gloves in a very long letter on a typewriter and evidently gotten physical t hada great many fine large words in it that would have shown to fine advantage in well printed smell pica but there were twentyone of them spelled wrong That let him out But there is no discount on Bro Hunkers loyalty to Prohibition andas to his scholarship he has the dead woodon me for I have my eleven year old girl baby the apple of my eye at his boarding school l As to that letter like the boy he calf ran over I have nothing e there is nothing can say Th reno remark s at my command that seem to be relevant or that appear to do justice to the subject believe however that if Bro Rucker would discuss some of the abstrusities of theology with my wife he would hardly recommend her as an adviser on that subject for me- Another man gets me on m Boost of Col Ingersoll 6 UNION PUCE BROOKLYN N Y Editor Blue Grass Blade DEAR SIRI have been reading your eulogy on Mr Robert In gersoUuBobas they call him in you really tell the truth about him Did h not act as a liquor attorney in Washington and take ten thousand dollars from brewers and distillers for such service Give the devil his due but whywhite wash an infidel because he is an infidelI this for information I have never studied his career an never read his writings which seem too loose and inconsequent to be worth reading Still Iup preciate his great service to the church in exposing shams and ad mire his courage Bnt as to his being a good man I didnotsup pose he ever pretended to be or would thank any one for attribu ting any such exaltation of char acter to him I am glad you are ready to put the great Nazarene above him but honestly now Bro Moore are there not 10000 better men than Ingersoll in America I am quite honest and unpreju diced in my enquiries If your eulogy is correct I have always greatly undervalued him I always supposed him to be a selfis worldy man not even having enough grace to make him a Pro hibitionist and a man might re nounce that infernal traffic and still be under the power of some other evil My inquiries are not merely formal I wish to do justice to Mr Ingersoll and if you can show me that he has any fundamental worth of characterthat he has never sold himself to sin nor sa in the seat of the scornful that he loves righteousness and hates iniquity I wish to get accquainted with yoursIBro Mason from Cleveland O wrote me almost a duplicate of this letter in sentiment and hav ing answered that fully I will say but little in reply to this I be lieve both of these gentlemen are thoroughly unprejudiced regard ing Mr I suspect that I have said more i that was eulogistic of Col lager soil than the facts warranted I have been so disgusted with the professed belief of more incredi ble things in the name of religion that I was glad to see Ingersoll expose them but I think it possible that in this matter I have been somewhat like the Indians tree so straight that I leaned over wayIfor a short time the recipient of hospitality at the hands of Col Ingersoll lie impressed me as being a broad minded bigheartedman who loved his wife and was generous because he could afford to be In all that has been said against him nobody has said anythingagainst his morals He may have been the paid attorney of liquor men but if he has otherwise counten anced the liquor traffic further than to vote with the Republican party I do not know it I think him the most beautiful combination of orator and writer in America and he has blazed the way for thse prominent and lrarnedclergymen who arc kick ing outof the little Procrustean trundle bed of orthodoxy and yet for all this there stands the abso lutely indefensible fact that when the Prohibition issue is presented to him he goes and votes against Prohibition and side by side with the most hypocritical ofall the church people that he has schathedWe remember that moral evolution like the natural is per petual and no one man can be a reformer in everything I think that the humblest Pro hibitionist in the laud has gone ahead of Col Ingersoll in moral grandeur But if Prohibition were an accomplished tact tomor lulow would be fussing at us Prohibitionists because we did not come along with them to some thing higher I believe that Ingersolls work willadvance the world as Martin Luthers did Luther certainly dida great work but when a young man once went to him expecting spirit ual consolation when he was de pressed old Martin told him to get drunk Measured by the standards o this day Luther was a perfect old ignoramus and in a thousand years from now they will he put ing fresh ink on the wall where he threw his inkstand at the devil but his work for enlightenment was simpjy inestimable Kentucky has never produced but one hero That was Casius MClayHe slavery here when everybody was against him and yet I have published in the Blade his letters to me in which he speaks of Prohibition in the most disparaging terms And yet I am bound to honor Cassius M Clay Not that he is now doing any good for Prohibition a greater issue than slavery ever was but for the good he has done In the same spirit 1 honor Col Ingersoll I believe that George Washington was an oM wine bibbing aris tocrat who would have been king of the United States if Thomas Jefferson and Tom Paine and Ben jamine Franklin had not checked him but Washington will stand in history as monumental as pyramids- e Goidano Bruno and Voltaire are immortal and Ingersoll will beTheInfidel Blade Says A men to an Editorial of the Chris Ian Voiced Thank God that Christianity is no responsible for this dark infamy and that if every ecclesiastical organiza tion that is lending its countenance to the crime were wiped out of ex istence the pure light of Christianity would shine out with undiminished lustreNEW YORK VOICE The above is front the New York Voice the national organ of the Prohibition party It is edited by Christian gentlemen al least one of whom ia minister Ordinarily I do not use the expression Thank God but al lowing me to use that simply as an expression of gratulation every word of that paragraph expresses my feelings as perfectly as if I myselfh that Iaupersonal and that I make local applications of my convictions anti I know as they say that I make enemies by it But lam not trying to make friends andwould be proud to lose every one I have on earth to beat this liquor infamy My personal friendships are a matter of small moment to the worldand the only thing Iantrying to put down is this moment tous and gigantic evil that rears its dragon head to oppose the pro gress civilization I make the personal and local application of this sentiment ot the Voice because I want the pep pie to see and feel and appreciate what I mean by it There are in Lexington today probably something near 30000 people Of these thousands there were 62 who are opposed to th liquor traffic and showed their opposition by their vote for Prohi bition last August All th others who can vote are in favor of the liquor traffic andshowed their preference for it by voting with some of the other political AugustIn there are about twenty churches supposing all of these persons who vote for Prohibition to be church members there was an average of three men in each church who vote for Prohibition All the others voted to uphold a crime so great that it is a notorious fact that the Mahometans andother heathen are trying to prevent the introduction of it by Christians into their countries What I mean to say then is ifevery church in Lexington were wiped out of existence the pure light of Christianity would shine with undiminished luster There is just as good reason to day why fire and brimstone should rain on Lexington as there ever was that it should fall on Sodom an GomorrowlThe average church df Lexington is not pile particle better than the average saloon of Lexington and the average churchmember of Lexington is not a particle better than the average saloonkeeper of Lexington and the average saloon keeper of Lexing ton is an infinitely worse citizen than the average thief of Lexing tonI want the churches of Lexing ton demolished until there shall not he left one stone upon another and I want this for the same rea son that I want the saloons and the distilleries demolished name equallthe y Christian leaders of these churches areputting Christian bar keepers in their saloons and honoring these barkeepers by giving them distinguishedofficial positions for no reason on earth except that they are barkeepers Any man in the city knows that the socalled Christians in all the churches in Lexington have voted for saloonkeepers for state and city officers who never would have been thought of in connection with those offices if they had not saloonkeepersThe between the average Lexington Christian and the average Lexington sa loonkeeper is that while the sat loon keeper has the daredevil termidity to ruin and damn men women and children to support his worse than vagabond life the socalled Christian is a Rneak and a hyppocrite who has not the courage to let it be known that is e a silent partner with the sa loon keeper in this indiscriminate robbery of the innocent aril the proverbial bold badman who comes out openly with saloon or distillery has in hi something magnanimous as com pared with the man who marches with dignified mien down the cen ther isle ot a church with Bis Bible and hymn book under one arm and his wife and children under the other and with a sanctified countenance joins in the andsinging or responses in tending at the very time he performing this farce to vote wit the saloonkeeper against Prohibition and infavor of degrading men and breaking the hearts of women and of starvingchildren At the ratefthe church in Le ington is now going it will sop 3be case that no real high tone aud honest man will acknowledge himself member of the church As it is today no converts are made to these churches except amongunintelligent women and children I do not know ofa single instance in twenty years which any fully matured and ed cated man has joined any church in Lexington- t I am an infidel and IJknow how they talk They are nearly al ways reading and thinking men and they despise hypocrites They may vote with those churc- hypocrites but I believe that they recognize just as much as they do anyother business proposition that any man who is a churchman and votes against Prohibition is suchand votes us he dues simply for business advantage I do not believe there is an infidel in Fay ette county who will not say the consistency would compel every Christian to vote for Prohibition Even it the church could over come the theoretical objection o these men to the miracles in the Christian religion a still more difficult thing would be to go them to incur the suspicion o having some sinister motive ii joining the church And there is good ground for this So common is it for people to connect themselves with churches for social and business advantage that I am satisfied that if Iwere to join the church to morrow all the infidels and ninetenths of the Christians would say that I did so to boom the Blade and the remaining tenth that did not say it would think it and I know that every newspaper in town would insinuate it So that if I ever do join anychurch again unless there is some radical turning to the primitive simplicity of Christianity that I can hardly anticipate while I live I am go ing to join the heathen Mahome opeposed to the liquor traffic As it is now I dont mind going geteting a backseat where I can hear the music anti take a nap when i l i 1 the fellow thats preachinp gets along about the vision of Ezekiel in the valleyof dry bones but uP1tlping some pions fraud who votes with the Dtmncrats Ill see him at the devil first A liquor Dealer that Likes the Blade RICIIMOXD KY Sept 2 1891 Mr C C Moore Lexington Ky DEAR Silt Please find inclosed one dollar in payment for subscrip tion for your valuable paper which I have read and admire very much yoursW RD The letter head upon which the above is written says W D Weatherford Dealer in fine liquors and cigars First street Rich KyThat a nice gentlemanly note and neatly written Two saloon keepers in Lexington have lately paid for the Blade and a lady told me the other day that a saloon keeper borrowNi her Blade very week and read everything in it I want to try to remember tha- tI have some people in tlc Jiquor business who arc readers of my paper and see if Ican not say something that will them to quit their business an join the Prohibition party and help One of our fines Prohibition speakers now is Jo Hess A few years ago he was a New York saloonkeeper and prize fighter an he was a terror NOV there is not a man among us that we al love anymore and crowds o people go to hear him It seems to me that anybody would think that Jo Hess is a nicer man now when he is a Prohibition worker and loved by thousands of good men and women all over the United States than he used to be when he made his livingsellin g liquor I wish some of these Kentucky liquor dealers and saloonkeepers who are kind enough to read m paper and to send me the moue for it as some good Christian people do not do would take whole day soon and devote it to thinking about quitting the liquor business that makes so much misery and unhappiness in this state and see if they can tot determine to quit right square oft and help us in the Prohibition work t There is a grand opening some Kentucky saloonke per t goomd If any man will think i bout it a while he will know thd these great Democratic and Rep lb ican orators who are uphold ig th liquor curse are not hupp men I believe ifwe could into rpriscr arcIwitho science I read lately in the Christian Standard the life of1ather IrisliCatholicpriesx tr t interdwas one of the most careers I ever readabout was almost an angelic character IpriestsFatherpaper editors do simply because jutuMatthew as it does to any Catholic- in the vorld He was a good man and dida great work and I revere him and love him and it does not ma bime snakes out of Ireland In reading the account of Father Matthew I found that Jefferson Davis the great high priest of al modern Democracy was the only man in the United States who showed Father Matthew any dis gmcatwhen he wrote that letter to Texas that with Roger Q Mills beat TexasfI the other day when for the fire time I heard of his treatment of firsft lout that I had been mistaken in my estimate of Jeflerson Davis I would not give one man like Father Matthew for a regiment like Mr Davis And yet while I a Protestant heretic am loving and praising Father Matthew nearly every Irish Catholic in country is identified with th party whose greatest hero an idol is Jeflerson Davis who distinguished himself by his opposi tion to this great and good Catholic benefactor Truly politics makes strong bed fellows Judge Jewells famousapothcgm is correct It is not necessary that some Kentucky saloon keeper should be so talented in orJer that he may do good by turning to the Prohibition work It requires moral courage more than any thing else If some Kentucky Catholic sa loonkeeper who earnestly and honestly believes his church wn ordained of God will look around j IfII him and see how many of his countrymen are disgracing that church by engaging in the saloon business and will quit his business anl go into the Prohibition work there is a grand opportunity for a glorious career here Bro Sawyer of Time Southern Journal is AdviHeil by the Brethren In the Southern Journal the officialorgan of the Prohibition party in Kentucky in the issue of October 3rd there are printed two letters that show why an editor can not always take advice from goodmen One of the letters is from Bro S B Jones In his letter he says Keepon telling the preach ers and church members who vote for whisky that they are on the wrongroad toreacu heaven Immediately below that letter is one from Bro J J Ruckcr In it he says to Bro Editor Saw yer I think it would be a good thing to let the preachers elders and deacons and church members generally alone for awhile and go straight at the citizens Now without stopping to in quire who arc citizens as op parrthem both Bro Sawyer will have to do a two horee act that would thedSome people are constitution ally incapable of taking a hint andcant understand the American language unless you talk it amdHe has written me two letters hefme puukinKo take a thousand dollars from a distiller goodProhibitionist a tian as I am I dont think there is any obscurity about that sentence and I think Bro Ruckcr can take it all in I think that ninetenths of the theYpeaBro Rucker will have to go therefore like Judas Iscariot cast that thousand dollars down a the feet of John Atherton the great high priest of the American anykindreligionooBro Rucker is a good man and oflthesereligionists and its awful hard for him to understand that because he is religiously on the side of thee majority the fellow in the rumor ity doesnt have to think like he docs If beingwiththe crowd proves that a man is right what about Prohibition that out of his own Baptist church brethren there are twenty against to each one that i forThe man who has made up his mind that he knows it all is in a bad fix The chances are that Brother baseItlately thHee an d andswark of the liquor traffic It has oustt ire liquor traffic and fortyfive o Bro Ruckers Baptist brethren have left time Baptist church in Newbfirg New Yorkand off and established Prohibition thoseeany s money to build their church Prohibition papers and Prohibitionists all over the United State- have about four out of five en dorsed what the Voice saidand the Voice is just as hard on th e churches as Tam According to the highest author ities in the part Bro Jones is right when he tells the Southern Journal to Keep on telling the preachers and the church members theytwrong when he tells the Journal not to do this Says the ISlndc was Worth 65U to Ilima ABIXGTOX ILLS Sept lti91- e Charles C Moore Esq complydyou to refund any of my subscription I have long since had th worth of my money Should you IIIwantI admire your way of getting English together and when aI man is once convinced that he t true and right he is a host withi himselfNo keep my money the Blade was worth 5 00 tom and it only cost me 200 sYours in the cause of right W W BYRAJJ An Elegant Line of NEW SPRING GOODS Korah Moire Kora h Moire CHINN ROSS TODD TO AM PERSONS TO WHOM TilE BLADE MAY COMEI The issue of Oct 24th begins the second year of the Blade and I hope that those who intend to take it will be as prompt as they can in paying me for It200 aIyear for persons in good circumstances and glOO ayear for per sons who can not afford to pay moreand 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 dis continue it in order that Imay not incur further loss by sending- it to them I will have no collectorand will not dun you for it It you are willing to pay me send the amount by mail and you will receiptFraternally yours CHARLES C MooHE Queen att Crescent Route Will sell cheap excursion tickets to Dallas Texas aud return on October 15 20 24 and 28 good for return until November 4th from Cincinnati and coupon sta tions on the Cincinnati Southern railroad between Cincinnati and Junction City Also from stations on the Louisville Southern railroad including Louisville D G EDWARDS 15on4 G H T A MARCHS FURNITURE STORE No 24 West Main St The cheapest place on earth te buy Furniture Carpets Stovo GoodstBaby Carriages accost THE BEAUTIFUL 20 MILES vim SHORTEST 4 EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY CINCINNATI CentralsST LOUIS INDIANAPOLIS WESTERN CHICAGO Points DETROIT CANADIAN CLEVELAND Points BUFFALO NEW YORK BOSTON NEW ENGLAND Washington Baltimore Philadelphia 174 Miles the Shortest surd Quickest Line LEBNG10N JACKSONVILLE FLORIDA The only line running Solid Trains classfBoudoir and Palace Sleepers making quick time TO Atlanta Augusta Macon Savannah ThomasnAugustine and OUBA Lo MontgomeryMobile GEORGIA AND ALABAMA TOsNEW ORLEANS 1TIME nouns BoudoirSleepingnection at New Orleans with out omnibus transfer for TEXAS MEXICO an- dCALIFORNIA The Only Line to MississippiMaking ShreveportnFort Worth Houston Galveston Texas Mexico and California LtNEIers toKNOXVILLE Connecting with through car lines for ASHVILLE RALEIGH S TUB CAROLINAS CountyMapss T swift city Tict Agt phoenix Hotel AgentFrank KyD EDWARDS TAiAnnnaneementI clip N 0 shows how the work of the 110 called Democratic Aid Society Is regarded in that State We are requested to announce that thenProhibition party will speak in this city on Saturday the inst at a m Mr Miller is Repubeof negroes will be on hand to hear him The better class of our citizen do not take any stock In the ProhibI- tion party question e r J BAKER BROS No 12 NORTH LIMES TONE ST Manufacturers and Dealers in Carriages Buggies Phaetons etc Repairing promptly done and ou reasonable terms They are also agents for FRAIZER CELEBRATED CARTS We also have a stock of PONY CARTS on hand COME AND SEE US BAKER and BR- OSHARTINGCRUICKSHANK SUCCESSORS H A W tiITE 47 West Main St A Full Assortment of Stoves Con stantly on Hand ROOFING GUTTERING d REPAIRING A SPECIAL WilSON STARKS CLOTHIERS TAILORS HATTERS FURNISHERS The Largest House the Largest Stock and the Largest Business in Our Line in Central Kentucky jfIf you need anything in our line dont buy until you have looked through our stock pricesFarmers with us when in town WILSON STARKS 62 64 and 66 E Main Street FIRE FIRE FIRE O THE GREATEST FIRE SALEO 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 25 cent linen collars go now at10cts25 cent linen cuffs 15 35 cent silk scarfs 16 100 silk scarfs 35 2500 overcoats 51500 1500 overcoats 1000 supplyportunity like this in a lifetime Everything p thirtydaONE PRICE CLOTHING HOUSE M KAUEMAN CO 6 East Main St Lexington Ky CASSELL PRICE The Largest Dealers In Cuiitral Kentucky in tbe bales Style Dry Goods and Notions 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 16 and 18 West Main St LEXINGTON KY i fiit i 1F IDVERTISUfG RATES rhie Year Insertions lxlonthst 13lnoertlons Eight Insertions Four lneyjjo JTit nrtlons 1500OO ACRES OF rAM WANTED An Eastern Steamship and Colonization Company have ftothe General Passenger and Agent of the Queen t Crescent Route to find for them a tract of land in either Kentucky or Tennessee of about 150000 acres The land is to be suitable for truck farming also for raising corn wheat trees and shrubs and near enough to railroad to make J sliipping facilities handy Any one having body of lund suitable or this purpose will please com munici te with the undersigned giving price terms location and all particulars EDWARDSf AJ Christians whoMIaUc More In fldcls than nil the Tom Paines Rob Iiigcr soils and Char Icy Moore MT CARMEL KY Sept 1891 BRO MooREIam a poor man as I told you when I sent you my l paperI chil 0dreu one of them feebleminded and have but little time or money h army disposal But in order to 5 encourage you in the goodwork you have begun and so heroically carried on for a year over the head of every opposition I desire to sayto you and all who may verydepthswith you in your effortsto expose the hypocrites by whom we are religionIf I had 1000 or 3000 that I gladlyinvettBut alas of silver and gold I have but little but such as I have I will give unto thee My prayers to God are for you and for more men like you Your paper I get each week is read by at least four families and I am going to get you five subscribers to your paper this year at the por mans rate or pay myself to have your paper sent to five poor men and more if I can I have said before and ItJ repeat it now that I believe till Bible from Genesis to Revelation but I cau not believe in a religion that gets a man no higher than to vote the old Democratic whisky soaked personal liberty ticket or the Republican party beer guz zlers ticket b No ono can he religiously right mayberightheare doing all you can to get men politicallyright You are casting out the whisky devil and Iam sorry to say the disciples tire for bidding you just as they did when Jesus was here upon earth They found a man casting out devils and forbade him and wont and told Jesus about it And Jesus said Fobid him not for he that is not against us is for us And there are a great many preachers today who cant catch on to that statement of Jesus but join the saloonkeepers and whisky devils in crying infidel infidel and then on election day go to the polls and vote for the parties that legalize whisky that makes more infidels in one yea than all the Tom Paines Bob Ingersolls and Charley Moores that ever were on earth Matthew 7thchaptcrl5th and 16th verses Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheeps clothing ravcningltheir fruits How about the crop of drunkards that by the votes of many o brouglforthNo drunkard can enter the Kingdom of Heaven and therefore the fruit of many of those disci pie ii ivil Wee unto him that y giveth his neighbor drink that putcth the bottle unto him and maketh him drunk Also 2nd chapter of Habakuk Everyone who votes the Democratic or Re publican ticket has the curse of God after him and will be over taken tore The Democrat and Republican parties are whisky parties and everybody knows it The Christians of this country are responsible for all the drunkards and they will haw to answer in the judgment lor voting for these A just God can never send the drunkard to hell and send th man WHO voted to license whissy to heaven The cries of defence sIess women and children have readied up to heaven and the Almighty inns sent out the Prohi bition psycty to stop the business and it must stopWhiSkYI takes a ear or ten years theruin traffic must You ask tho people from al over the country to write and le you know whether you arc the ight man or not You Arc exactly the right man in the right place No amount of kid glove politicalworld avail anything sledgehammer them will ever cause them to quit their evil ways Hold them up and exDOse their evil deeds their wickedways their vile practices and their bad habits and their rennot people will forsake them sooner or later Give us an editor like everyStrtteto run his paper as it ought to be run and the Prohibition party will rule this country in less than five ears A word now to those who owe paperIf out the whisky devil send the money you possibleGettake us much stock in the Blade as you can Only let us furnish the editor with the sinews of war and if you do not hear the whisky monster roaring in less than a ear I can not discern the signs of the times But ifyou desire whisky rule hypocrisy and drunkenness just continue to howl infidlel infidel refuse to pay the editor what you justly owe him and continue to Republican judgmentbydrunk and who robbed andstole and murderedwhile under the fluence of whisky it will be be cause there is nojust judgment in the universe Brethren go read Acts 4 and and compare the church of the present day with the church you read of there and ask yourselves was not Charley Moore half right when he eaid Down with the churches Compare the preach ing of today with the preaching of that day and ask yourelves was he not half right when he saidtJ preachersGod the preachers they are asleep Brethren like the disciples the night Jesus twos taken Let us awake them Yours for ProhibitionE Thats one of the most sensible of the many sensible letters that were ever written to the Blade That is the spirit of the ChrisI ian religion That he believes everything in tne Bible from Ginseng to Reyolu tious I dont believe all jug full but his religion and mine arc as much alike as two black eye peas because we get it out of the same hookand we are thingBlesi1cd mandments It does not amount to a hillof eaiH with me if that brother believes that Jonah swallowedt string of whales as as here to Cincinnati just so he does rightCertainly I was right when I said Down with the churches and the preachers We dont want one of these modern churches or modern preachers in the world and the sooner we get rid of the whole of them the better When the people of this countryrevive the primitive church of the first Christians I want to take stock in it Those people had no build logs for they met at each others houses und the pur pose of the meeting was to who needed help and to to help them and every man brought along with him with which to do that accordin as he had prospered in business I am in for a church of tvilrstart And as to that matter of having property in common that the brother alludes to I have said fo years that the Shakers were not far wrong on that subject if the old fools had not spoiled it all by saying we should not have our wivesI a good kind of religio- f very well but I would not give my wife and children for all the religion in the world Bellamys Looking Backward is all built upon the idea of tin early Christian community o property But for these fine churches that stick their steeples away up in the sky and these fine preachers that try to stick themselves up as high as their steeples I have no use on earth They do not make an hottest dollar in a ear They are magnificent dead beats trod are not worth their salt I do not mean somebody elses preachers away off yonder I mean that priests and preachers right here in Lexington are worthless set They have been having their big churches here fore a hundred years and blowing their big horns and organs and are living in palatial style and dress finer than I did when Inthe only son of a daddy that ha a Hundred thousand dollars o n finer than I did when I wa matured or was a drummer for Leverings coftee and they are- the slickest articles that walk these streets and yet after the thousands and thousands of dol lars that are annually paid them when it comes to an election there are only 62 people in a town of nearly 30000 that under the be nign influence of the Christian r11I ligion are even willing to rote r common decencyof In the early days of the Chris tian religion the preachers were always getting whipped and kicked about by the bad men they were working against but in Lex saloonkeepcrin and gambler and thief in the whole town pulls oft his hat and smiles when he meets any priest grayheaded a elevationlikeonly fellow in town that these lows want to kill because he says anything againt them Yes put all these preachers to honest work shucking corn and wading around in the water Building watergap like I have just been doing knock the steeples off these churches and make business houses of them tear out bigluthe rest of them for butchers refrigerators and let the honest Christian people meet when necessary to consult about helping their fellow men and you will make more honest converts to tho Christian religion in week than all of these fine gentlemen have m yearsYou Bro Rolf arid we will get even with some of them itBoth of Them Wrong Charles C Moore editor of the Kyistion an unusual association his enemies are churchmen advocating whisky an illogical but very common Put him and them on trial be fbrtfQod to receive judgment on a their moral merits he an unbeliever but fighting Gods and worst foe they believers but serving the biggest antiChrist devil this side of hell If his punishment be a warm place then theirs must be scorching hot Editor Moore has nothing to fear on being weighed along with those that kiss the Master and then betray him They that knoweth the Masters will and doeth it not shall be stripesGod fool hypocriteTiff As the issue gets its English together a little loosely 1 will some that the above is all intendedI fItany man should think as the Is sue seems to do that there is any moral merit in belief or dctmerit in unbelief belief mere accident of evidence or of he logical receptivity the mind to which it is presented and both of these being circumstances ovcrtwhicha man has no control liefand unbelief are not matters ofvolition or of preference but o necessity demeritinplainest proposition conceivable certainly there could be no de merit in the disbelief of a state ment which seems intrinsically improbableNo that some other man sins in not believ ing that the three angles of ever tweo an a man is a good man because he believes thge angle is equivalent to the sum of 1the squares described on the other One of the greatest scholars ant best men that I over knew be iuhabrited by intelligent beings and have made the same argument in The Rational View but I do not think that it makes a mart any better or worse to believe or dis inhabnited Talmage has lately preached sermon in which he th belief that Gen Dyrenfurth has bylpr oUely the sane tutimony the subject that Dr Talmage has had but I do not believe that Gen Dyrenfurth ever merle a sin gle raindrop full or that the tiring of a columbiad or a gas balloon would come un nearer to making a rain than the tiringof a Christmas fire cracker Yet nobody would say that Tal mages beliefin Dyrenfurths rain theory makes Talmage any better man than I am- a 1 know the best kindof men who believe in spiritualism and believe that they see spirits and talk to them and I believe them to be sensible and cultivated und honest men and yet alter I haves carefully listened to their t- estildsubject and I do not believe any of it rod yet no man of sound judgment says that Isin in not geutlemedo n The large majority ofus are satisfied from the evidence the world and the heavenly move but when occasionally we come across a man who does not accept the Copernicaii thornyn astronomy but inclines to the opinion of the Rev Joseph that the sun do move nobody sa a the majority are any better or the dissenter is any worse in conse quence of their belief or disbelief Irwe have all had precisely the same evidence on the subject But ifl go ahead and say fur thermore that I believe that for the last ten thousand years the earthand allof these heavenly bodies have moved without in domeetoday my brother Prohibition editor of the Issue will insinuate that I am a fool and that because I believe that I deserve to be burnt in hell just a little less than man who upholds the liquor traffic My brother of the Issue calls my attention to the alleged fact that about three thousand years ago a man named Joshua having occasion to murder a great many innocent men couldnot get through the job before ic just ordered the sun antimoon to standstill and the earth and heavenly bodies all obeyed him In all the cycles of eternity my Brother of the Issue thinks that such a thing never had been done before and never will be done again even by the God that made the universe but because I do not relieve that story and could not c believe it if my life depended upon my brother Prohibitionist l seems to think it an instance of rare Christian charity that he r holds me morally little above a storybutdamnest infamy that ever disgraced h the human race K Just as long as the belief in that story of Joshua is made any p part of the Christian religion and man who does not believe if but does love and revere the character of Jesus of Nazareth is put almost on the same footingwith a man who does believe it andvotes against Prohibition will the church be the covenant with hell and league with the deviland bulwark of the rum traffic that the New York Voice said it is and to which the large majority- of the Prohibition papers of the United States have said Amen Dr Talmage on Kiilu jIltIi iI1Jt While all Prohibitionists should appreciate the services of Dr Tal mage to Prohibition it is true that as a scientist he is exceedingly unreliable He has lately preached a sermon in which ic announces that rain making s an accomplished fact and that the next thing to be done will be find some means of stopping he rain when it is excessive This disposition to believe in the improbable on very limited testimony probably accounts for au orthodoxy in religious matters bat is sr raewhat remarkable in a man of his prominence ahsofof Gen Dyrenfurth to prove the efficacyothia rain making theory and there is no scientific basis for his theory It is exceedingly doubtful if itI would be any improvement upon the order of nature for men to exercise the power of rain making if they had tine power and it is alI beysequent great dissatisfaction as toI the time at which the rain should he produced Just now for instance Iits a farmer and the whole farming interest of the Bluegrass Region needrain for ourgrass and wheat agriIthat would be injured by the rain tvouhIthat we are ready tor a heavy rain just at the hour I write this But if we had the rain making power and the superintendent o f the weather should turn on a heavyrain right now he would be in great personal danger for- doingsOl if Eomebody did not kil Before the earth could dry from such a rain the time for ting race between Nancy Hanksl i and AHerton will have come and the race track in Lexiugt would be muddy and slow It is estimated by some that there will be as many as fifty thousand pco pie to see that race The main feature of the excitement will to see if Nancy can reduce her recordone quarter ofa second and thus equal Maud Sorpossibly reduce it one half a second and thus make the fastest trot ever made For Nancy Hanks to do that would require the must favorable conditions and a muddy race track would almost certainly be fatal to suchan achievement While the real interest of hu manity is that we should have trio and make bread if left to a vote of the people of the United States they would sacrifice the whole wheat cropof the Bluegrass Region in order that Nancy Hanks might have a mile of road to suit her for a little more than two minutes- Si that even if we hud absolutes control of the rain not only could we no get the people to agree to whim they would hove it we could not anticipate the bntI tvorie conditions that would such a rain desirable It is not infrequently the can that years that have what for theI time are regarded disastrous drouths prove ultimata ly a to be signally successful crop jcarsI Such a year as the present one The Worker Endorses Tile Pciioii The Made The Pent an excellent little monthly exchange from Meltons Va says We take no stock in infidelity but we do admire the way in which the Blue Grass Blade gets down to the bedrock principles ofA sound Christian morality and slashes right and left the ejiemies of God and humanityeven ifts editor does profess to be an fidel To all of whichwe say Thems our sentiments prczact ly Amenr The Worker Col Billy Breckinridgc annul Lymaii Abbott as Friends and Champions of the Liquor TrafficA The Champion of Freedomp and Right is published go by Dutchman named Paul huster and is printed half in a iglish and halt in Dutch It cktims to be The National Rep sentative of the Beer Wine and Spirit trade It may be that Paul is ichuster little vainglorious in s it noble aspiration to be The atioual representative etc but ainons the liquor men I think his tiler is counted as high authority tj j It is edited with as much intellectual and moral ability as you would reasonablyexpect to find in a paper that advocates its cause Its last issue devotes ovur a column t t extracts from what the Blade said about Billy Breckin ridge and Lyman Abbott go ingto Iowa to speak against Prohibition with its comments thereon The article of the Champion has a tripple head in big capitals and reads thusly C The Ligtior Traffic Advocates How they are abused by the press The last Braying oja dying Jackass Tire article begins by saying For some time past one Chas O Moore of Lexington Ky made a regular ass of himself outdoing even the notorious Sam Jones in a paper called The Blue GrassBladem In the last issue crazy Charlie nounces that his paper Is busted and- o is going to stop publication and act as agent for the N Y Voice The last kick of the dying Jackass is in the direction of the Champion which has ever been an eyes ire to every Prohibition shouter in theland a The Champion then goes on and quotes what Isaiel makes its comments on it alludingtl to me as being crazy arid closes ts follows It is a good thing that such blather- skites are starved out Their own 1Isobloquy that is heaped by the Prohibition press upon the friends and champions of the liquor traffic And yet how do those we fight fordis charge their obligation to us They ought to be ashamed of themselves Our subscribers and advertising trons of course excepted Thus from beginning to end of this article this Dutch infidel liquor editor recognizes our ailII von tongue sweet William and Rev Lyman Abbott of Brooklyn N Y two of the moat Presbyterians in America as th friends and chan pious of the liquor traffic And yet the Christian church in Lexingtiu that tired me be cause I was an infidel lately had Billy Breckinridge to deliver a Sundayschool address to the chil Bran of that church In other words an Dutchman in Chicago who is nlI most certainly the friend of the Nihilists that were hung there fo cold bloodedmurderan editor who makes his living by inducing youngmeu to drink the whisky that Dutch and Catholic Irish and low white men arid of tonthe Christian church in Lexing ton Ky its clear friend Reverend Colonel William Campbell Pres ton Breckinridge D D L L D as u friend andchampion of the liquor traffic and therefore a most fitting personage to address young people in a Sundayschool and this church whose pet horror next to sprinkling babies is Cal vanism at the suggestion of the Chicago Champion selects tins head and front of all Calvanistic offending to poison the minds of the youth of this city with his ideas of religion and morals The Champion quotes that I said of Breckinridge and Abbott Damn such men To this I now add Damn such a church njtit Farm Away foraLundrodyesxet r Coma rich wan ears Ott M the hermit come hen and crowded bin tateptcnmlaglaIthe fourth the molly appear hmiOrderforty ISure In season to come from the mill tasted round Thanksgiving Day theelateCountlnbe found without a barrel on tap alongAnd strongAsquanderedmorefor rum at the Tillage store dayTorumTheUnder the weight of her sorrows dumb In debt for the bed she dying Iw the wrecked honehotd around her etnnd the Justice lifted her trembling nand layToelgn tearSweptyeanBowed woeForgoyToIUeAndwifeSlgnlnJronce richest all the downWOf8elhan awaylEOT Signal Temperance Crusade Started In a Ml onrl Town Cot C J Holt the temperaiia of Decatur Ill under th ecI ices of the Womens Christian stirringseries of forcible lectures havebeentoxicants have been openly sold In illicitdrlmslpetitionignedtho mayor asking that the blind beingtakenladies took matters in their own proprietorsthat consequencesAt OhurchTh keptbyhatchet hammers and nail pullers and demolished the contents The whisky beer wine and alcohol were spilled in the streets They next marched to the place of Mart Bherer who upon being apprised of their approach closed his doors The crusaders twenty In number held a prayer meeting in front of the build fogsutter which they left and will await results Their leaderarUrs J Allen of this city and Mrs John Hall oraissionary to the Modoo Indians exhibited great coolness Col Holt was egged guarded when on the street but displayed courage and proceeded with his work THE WONT The GOTtrnment Impretor Is Stirring the New Haven fleer Men Brewer Weibel of New Haven Coin who has been fined for using kegs that hold too much beer says that he will never pay the fine He will fight the Government Col Haines with u force of men is still In cityItthe local brewers for giving their cus tomers more beer than they bought was first undo to the Government by New York brewer who came into compiMilon with the New York brewer This man complained because excess of beer in his opinion was a mistake but was done the brewers to give customers more beer for their money thou others could who sold only a standard keg with the prcper stamp on it Brewer Wldeinun has settled his by paying one hnlt the original which was 1500 lf iiifr Knwmr The United Gxiimittee on Native Rn es and the liquor traffic of Great liiitaiu havo addressed an interest ing letter t1 Gungunhana chief tt Oiizilaml whose envoys have been fur some time in this country They inform him that the Govern moats of Emope have agreed that the white mans strong drink Is not to forced on any chief or people their wishes We who write to you ore men who strongly oppose drunkenness in this country and earn estlv warn nil chiefs in other countries drinkeInnd entirely its a deadly enemy alike to the chief to the headmen and the common people The letter s signed by the Duke of Westmlnis ter and others ClaikviiiN Temprriiur Paper The Iowa State Register is just 1socking it to the third party Prohl tionists these days Helen M Gou jrar Prohibitionist agitator is ferred to us one of a lot of checker orwhose bruins is a foulsome mental sower gas Really now can such talk make votes for the Republican candidate Springfield Republican aIGoTo I FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT IN CLOTHES UNDERWEAR HOSIERY NECKWEAR KNIT JACKETS SHIRTS- SUSPENDERS GLOVES COLLARS and CUFFS LOWEST PRICES AHWATS MoLL I3UonoC- orner Main and Broadway L JOHN T MILLER WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN I HARdWARE IRON STEEL NAILS Belting Pack n Late Leather CUTLERY GRATES c 22 WESTMAIN STREET LEXINGTON KV THE Pill ES 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 Suits and Overcoats CUT from 2 to 5 under the prices ofanyfWE SELL FOR CASH ONLY AND tTREAT EVERYBODY RIGHT 10 tai MAIN BETWEEN MILL AND BROADWAY D H BEATTY Fencing Contractor Fene1oRTHE FARyj ERS FRIEND PICKET FENCE HekeepsOatesWoodand Flat Rails Terms accountsD H BEATTY I H WIHl tiSON Undertakers and Emtalmers9- CHARGES tEASON ABLE SttTOlHfe Telephone 122 lieaideiicu Telephone 21 a RESIDENCE 44 Barr Street one square north oi Phoenix Hotel from Limestone to Wal- nutKIDD GRAVESDE- ALERS IN Ornamental ronze and Plain lladwae CUTLERY GUNS AMTJ2STTIO1T MANTELS AND GRATES TILINGr Carpenters sad Blacksmiths Tools Rope Chain 1 IronsBirdrand Smooth Wire and Ready Mixed Paint LANDRETHS NEW CROP GARDEN SEED 56 58 E MaLi St Telephone 184 r if A Kentucky Minister who does not tike the way I Talk About Miracles JUNCTION CITY KY Sept 491 KyPEARone dollar for which you will please send me one copy of The 0Iwar against sin and shall try read your book intelligently You are evidently right in opposing th intheon the question of miracles I read the Blade carefully and as you have requested of your readers I herewith give my judgment that your paper would be more interesting and profitable to the public and the world would never lose one iota of valuable thought if you would never open your month or wield your pen again on the question of miracles unless you can do a vastly better job than anything yet said in the aLikebucket of good temperance milk and then kick it over witha whaleswalloJoVingJonah Balaams donkey What logical connection has the subject of whether Jonah swallowed the whale or the whale swallower jumpedits on do withwhisky drinking and drunk arils Continue the Blade Eulogize hypocriticalpolitics and smite the liquor traffic hat take heed if you coil tinue striking Bible miracles for you will certainly dull double an twist your Blade and make i worse than a ten cent frog stick aYoursJAMES W ZACKARV If Bro Zackary cant swallow miraclesIin the spirit en he gets to reading the Rational reason for opposing miracles and supernaturalism In religion will probably be elaborated elsewhere in this issue of the Blade argumenthereI am opposed to the belief in miracles simply because there never was such a thingas a mir and the people are substi Iac1e belief in such things for of the moral s r tjIfman about his town who believes in ghosts and witches I believe he would trv to teach that man fButasks me what difference does make whether anybody believe- in witches Bro Zackary thinks the Blade will see trpuble if I keep striking at Bible miracles He may be rightahout that I dont know My judgment is against them and I will write as I believe let the consequences be what they will peopleThet standard of morals among us and I like it The most competent thinkers do not believe in miracles and are not going to do it and d whytheyshouldo whole Christian religion becaus- its teachers at this day insist o mixing Jewish tables and super stition and ignorance and lyin with the moral precepts that sa we should be kind and good to eachother and do all we can to advance the happiness of our fel low men The question of miracles bears religionhibition is politics Jonah and the whale are a miraculous fish story and therefore that story has today a direct hearing upon the Prohibition cause at Junction City Kentucky There are 5200000 church voters in the United States And yet in all this government there are only 250000 people all told that vote for Prohibition Sn posingall of these Prohibition voters to bechurch members and I know there is one of them who isnotand then for each church member who goes up to the polls andvotes for rohibitionjust as Jesus Christ and his twelve disciples would all do if they were here and all of those women that loved him if the Democrats and Republicans would let theml say for Prohibitionist we have just twenty men who arc church members march up to the polls and vote for a hellfired damned business that a Mulioinc tan spurns with disglst and against which the negroes in darkest Africa are doing their bestI have argued with people of that kind until I have worn myself to a frazzle and I am not going to do it any more I would just as soon reason with a mule They have little conscience and less senseThey always reply tome that I do net believe in the Bible an they quote what Isay about of Balaams old jackass mid the whale getting awaywith Jonah and they that if they b e 1r t iC 1 S 1 niece these things and I do not that therefore Democracy is better than and the ver einextsame fellows that go to church on Sunday andchew tobacco in churchand look straight at the preacher and think about how the bigcorn crop is going to aftect the price of hogs march right uTthe polls and with a lot of soaks with noses on them like Rutabaga beets vote fa whisky and hell and the devil eAnd these men do this think g they are good Christians he- cause they believe in Balaams jackass In their judgment it does not make any difference what Jesus Christ said about doing good but anything that Balaams theyhl1vejaskass that they do not have for Jesus Christ But when Jesus talks about campingwhale then he is getting down to comprehension if Charley Moore and the Blue- Grass Blade do not believe that argufr whisky All of out oftwentyone e so called Christians throughout the United States are passing their counterfeit religion on the worM as genuine Christianity on no other ground in the world than that they believe these cockand bull stories and the preachers are encouraging them in it beausithat is the way to bring revenue The New York Voice the national organ of the Prohibition Christietu a o dist minister made me feel good over in spots as big as a circus when it wrote that editorial about the Ungodly League be tween the Church and Saloon The Voice has got it just as baas d I have that Polish taPdoor nicer than I do when they go to tell about it cityfullknow something about religion and politics I am writing for lot of backwoods roughs and toughs who do not know anything except what they learn from a lot of whisky soaked politicians and little cross road Democratic newspapers whose editors do u know anything on earth except to whoop up Democracy There is not brains enough in whole editorial business Lexington n to make one editor a they have not the moral sou age to use what little they have The man that does anything these people around here theejr own language sIfI were editing a paper in an countryIjackassLecause lieve in him any more than I do I tell you Bro Zackary t have got to broaden our religious platform in this state before we any good with Prohibition here We are the most benighted re politicallyThis fall the states in tl union is the one where Pmhibftion has made the least Illinois right adjoining us on the North is forging ahead suffranfaster any state tl union Ingersorand then it produced Helen M Gouger one Four finest workers tor Prohibition and woman suffrage I wrote my book The Rational View hoping that it byKentuckians have just received from Catlin Co booksellers at Jacksonville Illinois informs me that flirt is a demand for my Look there and ifeVer I sent any notice of 1Cto book to that city I do not know it In Lexington however the mJbouk bPan dirty story teller and blatant defender offish and jackass religion and the other one bya young boy whose special genius as a newspaper man is to tell the names of the dry goods in the ladies ball dresses KentuckyManr standing in the Christian and whose pastor always votes for whisky sent a man to Lexington to hire a bogey to come out hmo eight miles in the country and beg me not to publish the fact meetinghis of a Prohibitionist and paid his tray elsay ling expenses That Mayor has paid mo r the Blade and I suppose thinks that fret ought to protect him againstmy exposure of him and as it was his wife who sent the man to me I will not expose him by giving his name lie is a liquor seller and will read what I saydcss to and reform his life that for the sake of his wife and children hxj ought to apologize to the world f j i1X1i Sfri ii for having been born and then go and hang himself And he ought not to buy a new rope to do it ther Any old dirty rope would do and be more appropriate just so it is strong to no danger of breaking Judas Iscariot made a grand apology to the world for what he done when he hung himself hat Mayor is a worse traitor to the Christian religion than Judas rAnd yet the people of Kentucky call that man a Christian and call mean infidel honestlyBroZackar mind to do your own thinking and you will find that you will believe about Balaams jackass witsunderstand the necessity of talk ir about these things to thi P riestridden and whisky sonke state of Kentucky againthroughthroughwith it and when you write till the truth and shame the deviland you will feel that you just now got religion for the tolistWhat a Lexington Lady Rny About the Blade Going on LEXINGTON KY Sept 1 91 Mr and Mrs Moore DEARFRtEXDSI gather from the last weeks Blade that another crisis in its history is approaching on the twentieth of the month The Blade stop Dont think it dont speak of it The very dea sends the cold chills down my spine To slop the Blade now would be to set the hands on the dial of progress back for fifty years in Kentucky gunoffreehave in the commonwealth it would be to turn over the helpless and disputing wives and children victims of the liquor traffic to the enemy IItwould be to throw away all he posts that have been won Dont talk about any other paKper or any other man to edit stomaYu tucky and the present situation will bear me out in saying the there is but one man born on the planet today who can do it For the love of humanity dont turn back now when you have done so much ofI have been lately reading to my children a childs history of the United States As I went over the early struggle the despe greatGeorbre tiothrbig to theirs The odds are for tous as compared with theirs and yet they won and we shall win Everywhere I see signs of the Blades influence croppingout Say what they will it is more or less a terror and it is a good thing when evil doers are made afraid It is a good thing when men feel that a watch is set upon them by somebody who will give AIveready I feel a cool strong purityp toing wind sweep through our court houseandtliu various dcnspolitical and otherwise and it emanates from the Blade But the money is that the ru ticNow Bro Moore dont be vexed me but I have told you be ore that this Elijah mid the vens plan will not work iur01 uuosuited to the present condition of Bellamyisyear 2000 it will not wor in are selfish they will not pay for a paper that they really want unless they have to Why should not you as well as anyother work to extend your circulation and demand yourI paym aloene take it as a gratuity Is it right is it honest to your stockholders do this The Blade ought to go to Prohibitionsts all over the United States It is readableI enough to create a demand that far Why not advertise strike ehlUgfinancialgood it will do Will it be all the less powerful for good if its subscribers pay for it as you maybe sure tluy do for the Voice persLast the office I thought and I think now that if u notice had been put in cnpiysuglecriptioiiBwouIdjhuvc come rolling in by every mail Somehow the Blade is n paper that being once used to it is hard for a house to do without But you keep giving out that you will ask no slay and people well no paper can live that wayand they lose their interest and look upon its 1ownfallus surelycoming There is Pleat of material to keep that ski allojit ifyou will unfurl your sails to the financial breeze and keep a sharp outlook for leaks It advocates a growingand popular causeseveralof It is bright wittyfapcinatingly honest solidly sensible erratic flute tain always breakingout in new place Leaving out its pro founder purposes it has every f t try iv i ivi element to bo Appeals to Prohibitionistsand to the gen goodWhnts j nobodys business Let the people know the Blade is making money and everyone wi begin to think it is a great paper and want to subscribe a once Of course this plan I speak of wouldat first cause some to backslide but it would sift your enc youwouldI heard a Lexington man y to another other dayDire of our most successful m enMoore is honest I in him and his paper is doing godowncause he will not run it on a padhappenedtosubscription I send a letter I wrote yousome time ago whichexplains itself hut which I didnot mail becausethave not been able to wn to get the Postoflice order on account of having three chil coughsmydnughhrsHoping praying the Blade may go on In laste- KATlJEnIXE D CLARK That letter contained five dollar sweet lVilliaincommonly- called Bill Isent it back im receptionthe of husband is a fine artist portni painter In some instances artists are not affluent CunderHaven Colltiecticutauiltwasnstt CollegeShe cultivation of Lexington and she came here to live She has seen bow till liquor traffic is debauching this city and state and now that and her hudhand would go to ansas if she could be assured that it would remain n Prohibi tion state minittiAnother lady one of the most ultivatedof this state has written me to the same effect as this letter Jerletterin the other place a single nick peoli1ewhoNo paper that ever Itartedn the state of Kentucky has hud ro many thoroughly disinterest d j people highmoral charact r tohflcourage WARNIiGt Mutt Our Stale Paper ale for flack of Suppart t Thp suspension of The People of Scrnnton the State orgaj of the Ppie is an able paper but like so other Prohibition papers was given the support it deserved In this leadiugPennsylvania tarbge a daily paper to bo published in Now York is signilicent and somewhat planatory of the situation in Pennsyl vunia which permits firstclass local weekly to go to the wall for lack of patronage Tho policv of some well sndingtheir1prises while bestowing their Vents on work is largely responsible for The Peoples troubles Wo trust our contemporary will resume puMicatiou shortly It is too good a paper to be allowed to die Temperance Gazette Poor Policy newlydiscovered dtloride of gold is about to bo Asyhunorder to experiment on curses Week before last thero were over twenty brutal and blood curillt murders and homicides committed Ninemurdersber duo directy to whiskey for the IlndingliquorTho Voice quceYn stroys tho souls and bodies of my subjects Queon of Madagascar deriving of vast sums for tho revenue from tho bitter suffering and grinding pauperism of the peoplo Is a terrible offence Canon Wilber force TerritoryS tho Affuirab ou to Indian Agency in the Luliaurcr tory to seize all aiknges beer shipped into tho Indian country and turn them over to the United States matelot- e to b libelled as provided in the revised uponinCormationwas about to be shipped to McAlestor Choctaw nation mulcr a recent do cision by Jul u Bryant for the Eastern District of Texas that maltllquors may be lawfully sold in the Indian countryip tho doors of tourtc saloons dealing in boer wore clos and property eonfitilnt11 by the United Slates Indian Itt acting Agoarmade on Purcell You cant regulate the saloon any CauaaJa re edy is suppression Dr John A Brooks r 11 AT PROHIBITION PARK Inforninl DIeellna111 Shailcu of Oj lii Ion KxiirrMnl on Vnrlnii TOIHI Gnon on Parly IMatforina itrd- MollioiU of Party Work Special Correspondence Tim National Temperance CongodF and the National Conference of PIIII triton Party workers which were li coAugwere not largely attended Thou Ttfromloutethat for n person to sign such a call for the purpose of attracting attend atiboto invite n friend to his home and then absent himself leaving the in cited one to knock at the door of a vacant house This discourtesy was pahad Hewas concerned your correspondent Rhetionists except a tow who hat hen invited to take part in the exoiviso3 and most of them lest promptly after their own papers were presented Dr A J Kynett of Pennsylvania was present with his double back ward action suggestion for a Union principleIowrend a score of letters from till parts of PMinsjivania unanimously doctoring that the League had never uccom guntoas could bo seen tho entire League consisted of Dr Kynett himself The Doctor left on the next train pllperHowlIay aitseAdvocatewards editor of The Northwestern nistian Advocate and L A May of The Christian at Work Dr Tmekloy while heartily declaring for consistent Prohibition attitude sag forIors anti intimated therefore that vocacy should be judicious He also wont out of his way to attack the W CTU Marshall H Bright of The Christim sayingthe interest of securing more general cooperation to unite for the over liquorsThisto the question On What Basis can All tho Opponents of the Saloon Cooperate for the Overthrow of the Rum Trafficqpressions in favor of working for triction without license Robt Graham the Church Temperance Societys secretary who stumped Pennsylvania against the Prohibitory Amendment was intro temperancelespeakers by calling them silly and Vhighlonely and was the recipient of much mlsp accd sympathy r In an address on What Are the Best Methods forFurthering the Tern pernnco Agitation in the South Nelson Williams jr General Secretary ofat bVastrengthening of the Prohibition party Ho said that this party is now oBishopa strong plea for the Prohibition ppresent moCA A Stevens of Pennsylvania pro partyConCerence John L Thomas Secretary of National Committee and A Stevens of Pennsylvania were the speakers on the first subject WhKWorkingmen Should Vote the hibition Ticket They gave empha sis to tho argument that Prohibition is a pre essential to tho success of Query other desirable reform advocated by the wageworkers as well as to the claim that Prohibition whocenforced has been greatly benefit of individual laborers The second subject of the pro gramme Should the Party Platform in 1892 Declare f Other Issues than ProhibitionIt a What was ably discussed by JsRamsey of Brooklyn und Tho desirability of speaking out on many questions of reform was urged and there was no serious objectio- nanifasted to the broad platform policy although as was to have been expected Woman Suffrage occasioned some difference of opinion first business in the afternoon odltbor armor H Yolger of Now Dorp Staten Island and E J Wheeler of Tho Voice had to say about Our Relations to Other Reform tion Tho PartllsIMade to tion Party was tho subject ne taken up A Stevens was of th opinion that in order to got the sup port of these forces we must educate them and remove tho stumbling blocks that keep them from is drop from out platforms usthutI jects that excite controversy W Pritchard 11thoupon thu temp atco education anti Junior movenuvits rlHerbert A Loc of New York doliv ered an address on How to Organize a Perfect Junior LagllIt He strongly urged work among the coming voters and their organization into working clubs Junior paper published at No East street N Y received cordial thou for its splendid work along this line THE COJIMITrEEs woni quostionInCommittee Do Effective Work from edNow until the Meeting of tho National the sentiment of the Conference was strong In favor of dustrious and careful organizing work Secretary Thomas said it was the purpose of tho Committee by keeping organizers in the field in coI operation with State Committees to organize the counties effectively to instmct the county committees as methods of operation and thus save expenses all along the line felt confident that bctwrmn nAa Z oauary tuousanas 01 Clubs woua at work a question put by J H Laird chairman of the New York Committee he said the Na tional Committee would utilize its regular publication known as The Reason for conve ing instructions and advice to local workers as well as for continuing tho distribution of fective arguments W Jennings Demorest urged every body to consider especially the cheapness with which literature can be cir and objects of the AntiNuisance League were presented by W Jennings Demorest when the nference assembled in the after on In the discussion that resulted joined in by General Singleton Mr James H Laird and Dr T Lambert a strong disinclination to accept the conclusions expressed by Mr Pierce on Thursday was manifested A paper by Allen B Lincoln took rong ground against Local En and Fusions W W Winans delivered an excellent address on the The Work of the Pulpit in tho Politics of Today The conference then listened to able pers on The Most Effective Town County Organizations by A eath and How May the Pfohibl Party be Effectively Advanced in the South by Colonel R S Cheves ev J A Parker of Louisiana sent a aper on High License which was read speechesbyJersey State Committee and Rev Dr John A Brooks of Missouri Dr Brooks paid his respects to exSenu tor Ingalls declaring that he had sified the wellunderstood facts in his recent remarks about Prohibition in Kansas He concluded with a plea for aggres sivo action along reform lines and ave encouraging reports of the work the West TO Colonel Polk of the Fnrmrn Alliance liranlthrLlgnorTranlc M M White of Gastonia N C nds to The Voice an important in that he has had with Colonel L L Polk President of the National Farmers Alliance and Industrial Union Mr White says that he was at Kings Mountain N Cpn July when Colonel Polk spoke there He was anxious to know the views of the Farmers Alliance Joader on the liqu question and had u private talk tilt him in the course of which Colonel Polk expressed himself as follows The liquor traffic is one of ost gigantic obstacles in the way all reforms and Senator Carlisle is the head of the liquor business N i cant say that it is the chief The money power of both European America is combined against us and tho two probably form as great an obstacle as the liquor traffic The Al liunce views the liquor question as moral question Yes it is a financial uestion too but the Alliance will overloud with too many issues T Alliance will endeavor to obtain other reforms first and then attack the saloon Well I assure you the Ai entangledI quarrelingTowas correctly reported a copy of the interview was ifmiled to him by The with the request that he would tate whether it reflected his views anythingthathe should find it imperfect In his ThatheKings Mountain was intended to e purely personal and private although he had decided convictions about the liquor question he believed as the official head of a great organization that had as yet given no to its position he felt it would be exceeding the proprieties a n prerogatives of his office to give any ublic expression of his own views Polk does not say in his letter that the interview misrepresented his opinion in any way ChallengeA appears in Southern Journal of Louisville y and it is accompanied by the first article on the liquor side trout the pen of the mUll with the cnphonius name Mrs Henry will no doubt accept the printbothMrs Josephine K Henry I hereby you to discuss the position of tho prohibitionists whose argu illogicalIgeatlore argumentocourse I expect the editor would give mo shots from his little peashooter but if it should amuse him no one faultn truth J a brewer ProiilnmTho the inIfacts together and you lfive the situation in n nutshell The avowed of the liquor men for repealing Prohibitory laws is and then Maine UnitedStates anoIowa republicans interfere with arryingc out o that 3 An unscrupulous Iowa republi can politician is in charge of the national committee a Los power to returnfOflllpublicanleaders party this year might be a violent sumption But it is reasonably certain that they propose to nwnipula- things in such a manner that if d feated they can plausibly point to Prohibition as the cause tgnlnnThe Lowell Citizen publishes the Irunkenneksand uoliciMiso License 1891QJune July Total 9G Nolicense last year republican cense this Less than half as much drunkenness last year as this Cause and eflVct IAGoan uug There is one thins about the Pe warmstgre at oHe H W ALDENBURG ARCHITECT and SUPERINTENnANT 161 West Main St LEXINGTON KY Represented ty J R SCOTT VICTOR BOSA- ERTREPAIRING f AND Manufacturer of Joo1ryI15 East Short Street gENTUCgYiESTABLISHED 1833 HIRAM SHAW inwHelsv CApS FaNcy Furs GENTLEMENS FURNISHING GOODS Trunks Valises Umbrellas Se INo 18 East Main Street LEXINGTON tV The S P Gross Artificial Stone and Paving Company j Office and Warerooms Nos 131133 135 E 6th St LEXINGTON KYLayers of Cement Work Artificial Stone Sidewalks Diamond walk CellarsJtern Walks and Pavements a specialty All kinds of flaggingofCementoguaranteeddS P GROSS General 9Iauaeet h niaheu Supplies Having dissolved partnership with L P Young Jr this is to notify my old patrons stud that Iwill individually continue my business at No9 NORTH BROADWAY in this city And will keep on hand a full supply of Painters Mate rials consistingof Glass Leads Brushes and everything in that De parhn q nt I willcontract to do proved style and will furnish bids on shotPM N BASS GREAT BARGAIN SALE ilOFFINE CLOTHING 1 NO FIRE STOCK NO DAMAGED GOODS YorkWetilleTricotby any Clothing House in Kentucky Ulsters of Every Desciption oto Double Breasted Kersey Overcoats BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND WORKMANSHIP COME QUICKMake your opportunitybefore STRAUSheLEADING CLOTHIERS Yas8ie GRAVES DEALERS IN Ornamental Bronze and Plai lla1rdwae CUTLET GUNS AMUNITION MANTELS AND GRATES TILINGCarpenters und Blacksmiths Tools Rope Chain Belting IronsBirdand Smooth Wire anti ReadyMixed Paint SEED8t 184ii 1